Maurice Howard Burgess, 88, formerly of Taylorsville, went to be with the Lord on January 2, 2017.
Born to Edd and Julia Brown Burgess, he attended Tabernacle Baptist Church in Pelzer, South Carolina.
Besides his mother and father, he was preceded in death by a son, Alan Burgess; a brother, Lynn Burgess; two sisters, Mildred Miller and Alma Sue Blackstock; and two nieces, Julia Burgess and Linda Blackstock.
Still here to cherish his memory are his brothers, Edd Harold Burgess of Albuquerque, New Mexico; three sons, Michael Burgess and late wife, Sylvia, of Lincolnton, Gary Burgess and wife Vera of Alberndale, Florida, Rodney Burgess and wife Darlene of Hickory; a daughter, Alana Matheson and husband Hal of Newton; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; three nieces; and two nephews.
He was placed by his parents at Three Forks Baptist Church on January 15, 2017 at a graveside service.
Our Dad’s Uncle Lee’s family was so caring and thoughtful during this time. Thank you to Vernell, Flow, (J.D.), Diane, Sue, Casino, Angell, and Mike M. It meant so much to us for our Dad, Brother, Uncle, and Papaw Smokey.