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Willie Burgess

September 26, 1956 ~ September 22, 2021 (age 64)

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Graveside Service for Mr. Willie Burgess, 64 of Decatur, Alabama will be 12:00 pm Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Sterrs Cemetery, with the Reverend Jan Turnbore officiating. Public viewing will be Tuesday from 1:00 pm till 6:00 pm at Reynolds Funeral Home. Mr. Burgess transitioned on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Attalla Health and Rehabilitation in Attalla, Alabama. 

Willie Robertson Burgess was born on September 26 1956 to the late J. C. and Leola Stover Burgess in Lawrence County, AL. He departed this life on September 22, 2021 at Attala Health and Rehabilitation Center in Attala, AL.

 He attended Moulton High School and later West Morgan High School.

 Willie was employed at Littrell Lumber Company, where he started working at the young age of 14, until he was in his 30’s. He was a very hard worker and worked until he became ill.

Mr. Burgess is preceded in death by his mother and father, J. C.  and Leola Stover  Burgess; brother, Ricky Burgess and  son Willie Swoope.

 He was blessed to share his life with: two exceptional women, Denise Swoope and Tammy Lynn Greene (Barnes) and to this union seven children were born, Carlos Swoope of Dayton, OH, Demetrice Swoope, Latonya Burgess, Dayton, OH, David Burgess, Daniel Burgess, Moulton, AL, Dustin (Brook) Burgess of Panama City, FL; siblings, Jessie Burgess, Queenester Burgess, Jeanette McDaniel  (Richard), Shirley Burgess, Anthony Burgess, Michael Burgess (Vicky) all of Decatur; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a special friend, Larry McDaniel; a host of other family and friends.

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Graveside Service
September 29, 2021

11:00 AM
Decatur City-Sterrs Division
Washington St NW
Decatur, Alabama 35601

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