Renda Gail Mays Burgess, 65, of Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at her residence.
She was born on August 13, 1953, the daughter of the late Floyd and Lucy Jenkins Mays. During her career, Renda worked as a secretary at Farm Bureau Insurance in Taylorsville and was of the Baptist faith.
She loved to shop and was very creative. Whether with flower arranging or decorating, she had an eye for designing. Renda had a special love for children, they meant the world to her and she was very close to her great -nieces and nephews also.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Clay Burgess; a sister and brother-in-law, Marie Kerley and Roland; best friend, Martha Jenkins; niece, Meagan Fitzgerald; and great-niece, Karsyn Stafford.
Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Angela Burgess, and son, Brandon Burgess, both of Taylorsville; nieces, Dot and Bill Lackey of Taylorsville, Myra and David Fitzgerald of Ohio, and Joan and Mike Mitzner of Hilton Head, South Carolina; a number of great-nieces and nephews; special friend, Jill Williams of Taylorsville; and a special “Thank You” to Tonya Millsaps, PA for all your care and support.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Alexander Funeral Service. A memorial service to celebrate her life will follow in the funeral home chapel at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. Paul Schronce officiating. Inurnment will be with the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at 2101 Rexford Rd #165W, Charlotte, NC 28211.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.
Condolences may be sent to www.alexfuneralservice.com.