Shirley A. Burgess

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 18, 2007

WINDSOR—Shirley Anne Burgess, 68, died Oct. 17, 2007.

Mrs. Burgess was a member of Sycamore Baptist Church and was predeceased by her father, Billy Battle Burgess.

Survivors include her daughter, Shaa Pickett and husband Clay of Surry; her mother, Evie Mae Burgess of Franklin; her grandson, Trevor Benson of Surry;

two sisters, Ira J. Witt and husband

Bill of Franklin and Billie B. Earnest and husband Frank of Virginia Beach; former husband Jimmy Rainey and wife, Rosa, of Conway, N.C.; nephews, Michael T. Weaver of Portsmouth, William B. Bristow of Chesapeake, James D. Bristow of Knoxville, Tenn. and Jeffrey C. Bristow of Virginia Beach.

A graveside funeral will be held at 11 a.m. today in the Burgess Family Cemetery at Checkerboard Corner in Franklin. The family suggests memorials be made to Sycamore Baptist Church.

Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be registered at