Dempse B. Burgess, Jr.

Dempse B. Burgess, Jr.

Suffolk, VA
12.07.1944 - 03.15.2018
Birthplace
Virginia

Dempse B. Burgess, Jr. passed away on March 14, 2018. He is predeceased by his parents Dempse and Catherine Burgess, and his wife Mary Anne Bradshaw Burgess.

Dempse was a member of Liberty Spring Christian Church as well as being active in Riddick’s Folly and the Suffolk Historical Society. He loved restoring antiques, he was also  a retired mortician and was retired from Pruden Hardware. Many would describe him as a “Social Butterfly”.

Left to cherish his memory are his son, Donald R. Burgess and wife Mary of Playa Dell Carmen, Mexico; daughters, Donna B. Johnson and husband Kenneth “Beck” of Virginia Beach, VA, Sharon B. Presson of Suffolk, VA, Karen B. Harrell and husband Clarence “Jr” of Suffolk, VA; sister, Ann Randall of Newport News, VA; Grandchildren, James Eric Presson, Kristi Smith and husband Brian, Jessica Harrell, Katie Holland, and Megan Presson; Great- Grandchildren, Kamryn and Braelyn.

A funeral service will be held Saturday March 17, 2018 at 11 AM at Liberty Spring Christian Church 4213 Whaleyville Blvd, Suffolk, VA 23434 officiated by Dr. Christopher Surber and Rev. Michael D. Halley. A visitation will be held Friday March 16, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be offered at RWBakerFH.com.

 
Visitation
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End Time

R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory
509 W. WASHINGTON STREET
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

Service
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Liberty Spring Christian Church
4213 Whaleyville Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

Cemetery

Liberty Spring Christian Church Cemetery
4213 Whaleyville Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States

Guestbook

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Skip & Wanda Collins

My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time.

Joanne Howell

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dr. O'Dea & staff

Emily Reaves

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Your dad was a very nice man.

Richard Barnes

Thank you Dad. 

It takes a brave, strong & big hearted man to take on responsibility of a single mom with 4 young children to support, but you did. You were not perfect & without faults, but who among us is. You were there for better or worse for all of us. I'm so proud & lucky to have you as my father. The last memory I have of my father is saying goodbye on his front porch, waving & me telling him to take care of himself. He said to me " Don't worry about me,go live your life". Thank you Dad & Godspeed. 

I also want to express my love & gratitude to my sisters, who were there for him til the end, and how sorry & sad that I can't be there with them through this very tough time. To the rest of our family & friends who visited the hospital to see him & support my sisters, thank you.

With love & gratitude, Don & Mary.

Don & Mary

Thank you for sticking by me through some very tough times. Hearing you come through the door at work never failed to put a smile on my face and I loved our conversations. You've been in my thoughts often and I'll miss you always.

Nikki

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss!!

Lorraine worrell

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all doing this time.

Jim & Virginia Hunnicutt

Was very sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Losing someone we love is never easy . May you find peace and comfort in the days to come., thoughts and prayers are with you.

Teresa(Baker)Froemel

My thoughts and prayers are with Dempse's family. He was a wonderful volunteer at Riddick's Folly and will be missed by many.

Jane O'Connor Smith

Dear Burgess Family,
On behalf of the City of Suffolk Treasurer's Office, I want to extend to you our sincerest sympathy on the loss of Dempse. He was a wonderful person and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Ronald H. Williams, City Treasurer and Office Staff

Ronald H. Williams

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