Darrell LaFayette Burgess


MEIGS -- Darrell LaFayette Burgess, 79, of Meigs, died Thursday, September 5, 2019 at his home.
Graveside rites will be 4:00 P.M. Sunday, September 8, 2019 at New Bethel Cemetery with the Rev. Klay Luke officiating.
Casketbearers will be Brandon Peach, Steven Burgess, Wes Brown, Jake Peach, Jim Wheeler and Alex Anderson.
Born May 24, 1940 in Meigs, he was the son of the late Harold Melvin Burgess and Beatrice Vinson Burgess. He retired as Fleet Manager with the Colquitt County Board of Education and was the former owner of Burgess Auto Salvage. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his brother, James Burgess.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Linda Gayle Morris Burgess of Meigs; three children, Ricky Burgess and wife Jane of Moultrie, Donzell Burgess and wife Ramona of Meigs and Sheila Burgess Peach and husband Wesley of Meigs; two sisters, Myrtle Burgess Fincher of Leesburg and Linda Kennedy and husband Larry of Meigs; nine grandchildren, Jim Wheeler and wife Wendy of Cairo, Jon Wheeler and wife Carrie of Marquette, Mi., Stephanie Anderson and husband Alex of Rogersville, Tn., Steven Burgess of Pavo, Wes Brown and Kately of Coolidge, Sara Burgess of Meigs, Brandon Peach and wife Liz of Meigs, Kaitie Maughon and husband Chris of Weisden, Germany and Jake Peach and Harley of Adel; thirteen great-grandchildren, Katy-Ann, Anna, Jon Thomas, Colin, Rachel, Gabe, Annabelle, Zackery, Brayden, Maddie, Riley, Aiden and Chloe.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
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Published on September 7, 2019
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3 posts

al york
Sep 11, 2019
Mrs. Gail I am so sorry for the loss I always thought you two were inseparable I pray that God will give you comfort in your time of bereavement.
The Yorks
Clyde Bynum
Sep 08, 2019
He was a great person and a good boss. I remember working for him during the summer one year when I was still in high school. RIP dear friend.
Sara m Helm
Sep 07, 2019
a man who loved life, family and friends. A cousin I remember spending summers working in tobacco and eating boiled peanuts with.
See you in heaven. Rejoice with the burgesses already there.
Love Merlene