Ruby J. Burgess

Published 3:33 pm Saturday, September 1, 2012

Ruby J. Burgess, 88, of 909 Freeney Ave., Suffolk, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at Sentara Obici Hospital. She was a native of Nansemond County and the daughter of Missouri Moore Davis and Colonel Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband, William O. Burgess Sr.; two sisters, Beulah Richardson and Mary C. Winborne; one brother, Clarence Davis.


She retired from Planters Nut and Chocolate Company after 44 years. She was a member of Canaan Baptist Church and was a faithful member since childhood.

She leaves to cherish her memory one son, William O. Burgess Jr. (Sharon), of Chesapeake; nieces, cousins and many friends.

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A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at Canaan Baptist Church officiated by Pastor Vernon W. Hairston Sr. Interment will be in Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery. Crocker Funeral Home Inc. is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at