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Betty P. Burgess
  • March 25, 1937
  • -
  • September 27, 2017

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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.


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  1. 28 Mar 2018
    John Burgess posted an image:
    The only picture I got with you when I got older. Rest in Heaven Granny Betty. Love your Grandson, John Bret Burgess
    The only picture I got with you when I got older. Rest in Heaven Granny Betty. Love your Grandson, John Bret Burgess

  2. 06 Oct 2017
    Fred and Mary Sue Hallmark says:
    "The Best things in Life are the People we Love, the Memories we've made and being an ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE Fan." Mary Sue found these words on a plaque in a gift shop and bought it. We both thought it would be a great gift for our best friends, Win And Betty. The phrases, People We Love, Memories We've Made and being an Alabama fan accurately describe our feelings about Betty and Win.
    Betty left us too soon. God must have needed help from a positive, loving, always smiling lady. He certainly got the best!

  3. 06 Oct 2017
    Reba Burson Nolan lit a candle:
    Lit since October 6, 2017 at 10:00:11 AM

  4. 06 Oct 2017
    Jennie Glancy says:
    You have been my best friend for 25 years and better to me than my own Mother! I will miss EVERTHING about you. You were the best person on this earth and I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to have met you. Until we meet again.......

  5. 05 Oct 2017
    Kim Bastian says:
    I am so sorry for your loss, Betty was the best cook ever, the homemade chicken dumplings were the best. You are all in my prayers. Kim Rumery Bastian

  6. 05 Oct 2017
    John Victory says:
    I knew Betty from our earliest childhood. She was a great friend and a great lady. I owe my SF career to her. God bless you all.l

  7. 05 Oct 2017
    Karen Watts says:
    Matt couldn't have said it better. I will miss your hugs the most. The last one I got was just before Hurricane Irma...you whispered in my ear I was in good hands.

  8. 04 Oct 2017
    Matt Minaberry says:
    You were the rock of your family and left large shoes to fill. Family pizza nights will always have your love present.

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