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Mary Louise Peterson Burgess was born Oct. 8, 1935, in Wayne County, Mich., to Ralph and Elizabeth Abel Peterson.
She went to be with the Lord on July 3, at her residence. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Holly Pond Funeral Home, with burial in Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery in Joppa. Rev. Wesley Alldredge and Rev. Fred Wilks will officiate.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Roy Burgess; son, Danny Burgess; brothers; R.D. Ralph and Ronnie Peterson; and her parents.
Survivors include a sister, Shirley McClaran; a brother, Johnny Abel; two daughters, Debbie (Paul) Crawford, Brenda (Mike) Maynard; and two sons, Billy (Brenda) Burgess, Dennis (Vicky) Burgess; six grandchildren, Stephanie (Kenny) Eddleman, Jackie (Michael) Wright, Jesse (Amy) Maynard, Michael (Jessica) Burgess, Stacey (Anthony) Foster, Nick Burgess; and seven great-grandchildren, Isabella, Cooper, Samantha, Racheal, Hunter, Lily and Aidan.
The family extends special thanks to her caregivers, Reatha Thomas, Jackie Wright, Isabella and special buddy, Cooper Wright, and also Kindred Hospice of Cullman.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kindred Hospice of Cullman.
Obituary was written by the Burgess family.
Holly Pond Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.
Published on July 5, 2017
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