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Shirley L. Burgess

Shirley L. Burgess, 81, of Whitwell, Tennessee passed away Sunday morning March 12, 2023.

She was a member of Cartwright First Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elbert L. and Matilda L. White; husband, Joseph R. Burgess.

She is survived by her daughter, Debbie (Jr.) Kilgore; two sons, David (Ann) Burgess and Joseph (Vonda) Burgess, all of Whitwell; grandchildren, Michael Whittemore, Billy Burgess, Caisee Whittemore and Logan Burgess; great-grandchildren, Faith and Michael Whittemore, Elizabeth and Levi Burgess, and Mia Floyd; brother, Dr. Thomas (Jane) White, Columbia; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 15 at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Bro. David Burgess officiating. Burial was in Red Hill Cemetery.

Online condolences can be made at Arrangements by Reed Funeral Home, 11675 Hwy 28, Whitwell.

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