Margaret Elaine Burgess
Margaret Elaine Burgess passed away peacefully on January 15, 2020. During a life that began in Winthrop, Arkansas on March 14, 1934, Margaret was a consummate servant, friend, and strong believer in Jesus. She grew up in Texarkana, Arkansas and along the way developed a desire to communicate her love to others and an immense work ethic, both of which were displayed often. Upon marrying Gordon, she embarked on a life of being a consistent supporter and tireless companion that included unquestionable love and sacrifice.
A devoted wife, mom, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, Mrs. Burgess always placed others before herself. She enjoyed playing – whether it was games with family and friends or the piano at her church or the assisted living facility where she resided the last six months. She was always eager to share the gift of music and will be remembered for her positive attitude and a constant desire to lend a helping hand.
Margaret was preceded in death by her father Curtis Morgan and her mother Mary Sharp Morgan; in-laws A. J. Burgess and Estelle Duke Burgess; and husband Gordon Burgess. She is survived by her son Wade, wife Amy and grandson, Alex; brother Curtis “Buck” Morgan, two daughters and their families; sister Joyce Johnson, two children and their families; brother-in-law Paul Burgess; sister-in-law Linda and husband Galen Russell; nieces, nephews and a host of grand nieces and nephews.
Visitation to be held on January 18, 2020 at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite, Louisiana from 9–11am with a funeral service to follow. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. To continue the Burgess legacy in Tangipahoa parish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gordon and Margaret Burgess Endowed Scholarship Fund at Southeastern Louisiana University. Online at www.southeastern.edu/givenow (select "Other" for fund and indicate Burgess scholarship in the field) or by calling (985) 549-5356.