Jesse L. Burgess of Covington passed away July 15, 2014, at the age of 75. Mr. Burgess was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Covington. He was a retired member of the Local No. 72 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union, after 57 years of dedicated service, all while serving as owner and operator of Alcovy Day Lily Farm for 20 years. Additionally, he was involved in the Greater Atlanta Hemerocallis Society and the Rockdale County Genealogical Society. Mr. Burgess was ordained as a Deacon in 1963, and heserved in this position at many churches. A loving and dedicated husband, father and grandfather, he cherished spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mary Lois Burgess; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Rick Mobley; son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Tracy Burgess; grandchildren, Nathaniel, Joshua, Aaron, Stephen, Michael, David, Hannah, Joseph, Elisabeth, Michaela and Josiah Mobley, Meagan and Samantha Burgess; great-grandchildren, Addi and Dyllon Mobley; sisters, Cora Faye Foster, Annelle Maddox, Jannelle Hadley; brother, Floyd Burgess; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral Services for Mr. Burgess will be held Monday, July 21, 2014, 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Covington, with Dr. Cody McNutt officiating. Interment will be held Monday, 2:30 p.m., in Floral Hills Memory Gardens, in Tucker. The family will receive friends at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, Sunday, July 20, from 2- 5 p.m. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 1139 Usher Street NE, Covington, GA 30014.
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