BUFFALO — Mrs. Marguerite Lawson “Mama Rea” Burgess, 84, widow of Horace Manuel “Pee-Wee” Burgess of 3032 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Buffalo, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Burgess was born in Union, July 11, 1929, a daughter of the late Sam and Nora West Lawson. She was retired from Spartan Foods and was a member of Putman Baptist Church. Mrs. Burgess was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who always put her family first in her life.
Mrs. Burgess was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving are a daughter Annett Ketz and husband Tony of Inman; two sons, Terry Burgess and wife Margie and Jerry Burgess and wife Joyce. all of Buffalo; five grandchildren and spouses, 11 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; six step-grandchildren and spouses; 12 step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great grandchild; and one adopted grandson.
Mrs. Burgess was predeceased by a granddaughter, Debbie Revis Betenbaugh; and a brother, Marion Lawson.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at Putman Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Rick Henderson and Rev. Donald Tillman. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Gene Revis, Maxx Revis, Daniel Revis, Dylan Lawson, Billy Burgess, Terry Burgess, III, Cody Greer and Josh Lydia.
The following are asked to assemble at the church 2:45 p.m. Thursday to form the honorary escort, Marshall O’Shields, Bruce Lawson, Mike Ivey, Donald Babb, Russ Ratliff, and William Mosley.
Mrs. Burgess will be carried to the home of her son, Jerry and Joyce Burgess, 3022 Mt. Lebanon Rd., Buffalo, where the family will receive friends.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc.