FRANCES ELIZABETH BURGESS, 66, of the Hollybrook community of Bland, VA, went to be with the Lord on Monday, February 20, 2017. She was born May 19, 1950 at Mohawk, WV, the daughter of the late George Wetzel & Harriet Josephine Taylor Thomason. She was a member of Mechanicsburg Christian Church and loved her church family. She loved gardening and all flowers, especially yellow roses. She loved feeding the birds and could identify them all. She loved to paint, taking photographs and was considered an excellent cook.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Keitha Anne Lester and her father & mother-in-law, John & Charlotte Burgess.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 49 years, David P. Burgess; her son & daughter-n-law, John David & Tammy Burgess; her daughter & son-in-law, Traci & Mark Maddow; her special grandchildren, Kimberly & Dustin Hale, Matthew & Chelsea Maddow and Emily & Jason Eskins; her special great-grandchildren, Tyson Hale, Aubree Hale, Gabrielle Roberts, Jace Maddow, Ava Street and Ryleigh Eskins; her brother & sister-in-law, George Jr., & Debra Thomason; her sisters & brother-in-law, Brenda ("Kitty") Brown, Virgie Boyd and Amy & Travis Hunt; special "sisters", Debbie & Denver Akers and Bonnie & Ben McGraw; and a gaggle of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, White Gate, with Pastor Tom Maurer officiating. Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, February 24, 2017 at the funeral home from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
The Burgess family is in the care of A. Vest & Sons Funeral Home, White Gate, , (540) 921-2985.