1919 — 2013
COWPENS, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Rev. Edsel Phillips Burgess, born June 30, 1919, in Riley Township, Michigan, passed into heaven March 21, 2013, in Cowpens, South Carolina. Edsel was the son of Levi Nathaniel Burgess and Carrie Phillips Burgess.
He was survived by his wife of 60 years, Donna Marie Burgess; four sons and two daughters, Carl Van Antwerp (Kay), Earnest Burgess, Gail Starr (Paul), Susie Pauly, John Burgess (Sue), and Gene Burgess (Kathy).
He was preceded in death by four brothers, two sisters and his son, Edsel Levi Burgess.
He is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
The receiving of friends will be Saturday, March 23, at Eggers Funeral Home in Chesnee, South Carolina (time to be determined). Additional receiving of friends will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Graham Chapel Wesleyan Church, 235 Graham Chapel Road, Mayo, South Carolina. The celebration of life will follow at 3 p.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to Graham Chapel Wesleyan Church for missionaries to Haiti, Gregg & Heidi Edmonds.
E-condolences may be expressed by visiting www.eggersfuneralhome.com.
Eggers Funeral Home & Crematory, Chesnee, South Carolina, handled arrangements.