Thomas Burgess, Sr.

Sept. 8, 1944-March 12, 2018
Funeral services for Thomas Burgess, Sr., 73, of Waynesboro, will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from Lowery Assembly of God Church, with Rev. Rickey Williams officiating. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from the Parlor of Freeman Funeral Home.
Following the funeral service, interment will take place at Lowery Cemetery.
Born in Waynesboro on Friday, Sept. 8, 1944 to Walter Lee Burgess and Grace Williams Burgess, he was retired as the Owner and Operator of Tom Burgess General Hauling.
He died on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the Carpenter House of St. Joseph Hospice in New Orleans, La.
He is survived by his mother, Grace Williams Burgess of Waynesboro; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Lisette Burgess, Jr., of Waynesboro; six daughters and five sons-in-law, Evelyn and Ernest Rogers of Metairie, La., Rene and Clifford Williams of Waynesboro, Kathy and Leo Russo of Harahan, La., Susan Jane and Toby Burgess of Sumrall, Larisa Boes of Austin, Texas and Lisa Grace and Norman Chatom Burgess of New New Orleans; a brother, William Burgess of Alton, Pa.; a half-sister Gracie Ann Burgess of Quitman; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Susan L. Burgess; and his father, Walter Lee Burgess.
An online guestbook can be signed at
Freeman Funeral Home of Waynesboro is in charge of arrangements.

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