Dorothy Drake Burgess

Published 1:45 pm Thursday, April 5, 2018

SEDLEY β€” Dorothy Drake Burgess, 86, passed away on April 4, 2018, in the East Pavilion.

Dorothy Drake Burgess

Mrs. Burgess was a native of Southampton County, and was a daughter of the late Theodore Roosevelt Drake Sr. and Iva Holland Drake. She was also predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Gholie McCoy Burgess; and two half-brothers, Wilbur and Melvin Turner.

Mrs. Burgess was a 1949 graduate of Courtland High School, a member of Sedley Baptist Church and a great homemaker.

Left to cherish her memory are three sons, G. McCoy Burgess Jr. (Linda,) Bobby Burgess (Myra,) and Ronny Burgess (Carol;); a sister, Shara Drake Kitchen (Nick;) a brother, Theodore β€œTed” R. Drake Jr.; two sisters-in-law, Beth Burgess and Betty Turner; three granddaughters, Hilary Burgess, Lisa Gelman (Josh) and Kimberly Lewis (Broc;) three great-grandchildren, Vivianne and Levi Gelman and Sophia Lewis; and her Burgess family, Swann Broocke, Ann Davis (Wayne,) Carolyn Arnsberger (Jerry,) Emerson Burgess (Shirley,) Earl Burgess (Cecilia) and Wayne Burgess (Barbara).

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, in Sedley Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Foreman officiating. Burial will follow at Rosemont Cemetery, Sedley.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday in Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, and suggests that memorial donations be made to Sedley Baptist Church.

The family would like to thank the staffs of The Village at Woods Edge, East Pavilion and Hospice of Virginia for the loving care they gave our Mama.