Lewis Winfield Burgess, age 86, of Taylorsville passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Valley Nursing Center. He was born on January 25, 1933 the son of the late Pervie Otis and Mozelle Harrington Burgess. During his career, Lewis worked as a cutter for Rock-Tenn and loved to spend time with his family especially his grandson, Phillip Harrington. Lewis was a member at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and enjoyed working outside. He honorably served our country in the United States Army. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of forty-one years Vina “Lucille” Wallace Burgess; daughter Debra Jean Harrington; sisters Gertie Treadway, Mary Ellen Lackey, and Athie Goble; one infant brother; grandchild Amanda Burgess; and special friend Velma Meadows.
Those left to cherish his memory include his son James Burgess & wife Jackie; brothers Conley Burgess & wife Dot and Alton Burgess & wife Penny; sisters Thelma Deal & husband Lindsay, Laura Eaton & husband Tom, and Ruth Isenhour & husband Jerry; grandchildren Byron Harrington & wife Elizabeth, Phillip Harrington, Ethan Burgess & wife Kate, and Adrianna Allen & husband Shawn; step grandchild Kali Davidson; eight great grandchildren; son-in-law Rick Harrington & wife Angie; along with a number of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Monday, November 18, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 3:30 pm with the Rev. Chris Goforth and grandson Byron Harrington officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorials may be sent to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at 31 Pleasant Hill Church Rd; Taylorsville, NC 28681 or to the Alzheimer’s Association at 9131 Anson Way, Suite 206; Raleigh, NC 27615.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
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