Betty was born March 25, 1937 to J. Gurley and Murrell Phillips of Sumiton, Alabama. She passed from this earth September 27, 2017 after a long battle with cancer.
Betty was a wonderful wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Her life was family and friends. She also loved to travel and Las Vegas was her favorite city. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Winford; Two sons, Michael D. Burgess Sr, partner Karen and Mitchell W. Burgess, partner Lynn. She also has two grandchildren; Brooke N. Burgess, fiancée Matt Minaberry and Michael D. Burgess Jr, wife Amanda plus two great-grandchildren; Emmersyn A. Burgess, age 3, and Kennedy E. Burgess, 5 months.
Also mourning Betty’s passing are her sister Myra Mizerany and husband, Louis J. Mizerany Sr. of Birmingham, Alabama and a brother, Billy R. Phillips and wife Jude of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. There are many more nieces, nephews, and friends who will miss her dearly.
A Memorial Service will be held October 13, 2017 at Tomoka Oaks Country Club, 20 Tomoka Oaks Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL 32174 from 4pm until 6 pm. The family asks in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be sent to Florida Hospital Hospice Care, 770 W. Granada Blvd., Suite 304, Ormond Beach, FL 32174.