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In Memory of

Martha Jo Burgess

June 19, 1928 - March 13, 2016

Obituary




SOUTHLAKE -- Martha Jo Burgess of Southlake passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 13, 2016. She was 87 years of age.

Service: 2 p.m. Friday at Lonesome Dove Baptist Church in Southlake. Interment: Lonesome Dove Cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville.

Martha was a longtime member of Lonesome Dove Baptist Church and was actively involved in teaching Sunday school and Children's Church. She was also a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary Grapevine Chapter, where...



SOUTHLAKE -- Martha Jo Burgess of Southlake passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 13, 2016. She was 87 years of age.

Service: 2 p.m. Friday at Lonesome Dove Baptist Church in Southlake. Interment: Lonesome Dove Cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville.

Martha was a longtime member of Lonesome Dove Baptist Church and was actively involved in teaching Sunday school and Children's Church. She was also a member of the VFW Women's Auxiliary Grapevine Chapter, where she served as past president for two terms. For many years she babysat in her home for any and all who needed her help many times for little or no pay at all. Her heart was for children and families in need. Between her church work and home care she touched countless young lives. Martha will be remembered most for sharing her love of the Lord with all those she came in contact with.

Martha was preceded in death by her father, Theo Long; mother, Iona Jordan; stepfather, Henry Jordan; brothers, Homer, Foster and HT "Shorty" Long; son, Robert Stapleton; and grandson, Jason Patterson.

Survivors: Her husband of 53 years, Derrell Burgess; children, James Stapleton Sr., Mary Jo Wood and husband, Ben, Shirley Foster, Ronnie Stapleton, Tim Burgess, Robbie Burgess and wife, Jennifer, Karyn Smalley and husband, Jake, Janna Robinson and husband, Bill, Eddie Sanders and wife, Brenda, Beth Anderson and Becky Anderson; 23 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous extended relatives and friends.