Burgess, Mollie

Mollie L. Burgess, 89, of Morenci, Mich., died Oct. 20, 2019, at Oasis of Adrian, in Adrian, Mich.

Mollie was born March 14, 1930, in Dekalb County, Tenn., the daughter of  Robert Elijah and Laurie (Evans) Davis. She married LaVerne Craig and he preceded her in death in 1950. She then married Norm W. Burgess on April 12, 1969, in Adrian, and he preceded her in death Jan. 24, 1994.

Mollie was a member of Weston United Methodist Church, the Morenci Senior Center, and a life member of the Morenci Sportsman’s Club. She loved flowers, any type of needlework—including crocheting, sewing and quilting—and baking, especially sugar cookies.

Mollie is survived by sons Orville (and Sherry Griffin) Metcalf of Morenci and Robert (and Sue) Craig of Sand Creek, Mich.; daughters Teresa Priley of Adrian, Valerie (and Lenny Hawkins) Wells of Muskegon, Mich., and Michelle Ely of Morenci; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sisters W.T. Taylor, Iness DeLeon and Patricia Fogelsong.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; a son, Steven, in infancy; a daughter, Penny Sue Sallows, in March 1998; sisters, Leona Owens, Jessie Flory and Robbie Anderson; and a brother, Robert Davis.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, at Eagle Funeral Home in Morenci, with Pastor Donna Galloway officiating. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will be in Porter Packard Cemetery in Seneca Township at a later date.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Morenci Sportsman’s Club.