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Albert (Shot) Burgess

Albert "Shot" Burgess of Verdunville, West Virginia passed away Tuesday September 29, 2009 at the age of seventy four after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born November 19, 1934 in Boone County. Shot was a retired coal miner who loved hunting, four wheeling, riding his motorcycle and being in church with his family and friends. He was a member of the Mt. Carmel Freewill Baptist Church. We rejoice in knowing that Shot is in the loving arms of the Savior he faithfully served. He was preceded in death by his mother and father Readith and Albert Burgess, his mother-in-law and father-in-law Bessie and Albert Williams, his brother Paul Burgess and his sisters Janet Staikoff, Joyce Anderson and Mary Burgess. Shot is survived by his loving wife of fifty two years Betty Jean Williams Burgess and his four children Sherrie (David) Hager of Verdunville, Terri (Bo) Ranson of Ripley, Greg (Lori) Burgess of Justice Addition and Lesley (Jimmi) Chrislip of Whitman . His grandchildren Ceason Ranson, Joshua Burgess, Crystal Burgess, Taylor Kraus, Colton Ranson, Troy Burgess and one great grandson Hunter. He is also survived by his brother Mike (Linda) Burgess of Lake and his sister Tammy Adkins of Peach Creek. Shot leaves behind a host of loving nieces, nephews, friends and church family. Funeral services will be conducted Friday October 2, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at the Mt. Carmel Freewill Baptist Church at City View with Rev. Bobby Belcher officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby. Visitation will be from 6-9 P.M. Thursday October 1, 2009 at James Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be his grandsons Joshua, Taylor, Colton and Troy, son-in-law David and brother Mike. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Browning, Haskell Kazee and Shot's brothers at Mt. Carmel Freewill Baptist Church. Online condolences may be sent to www.jamesfh.com James Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Daddy, two days from today you will have been gone 8 years and this pain just never goes away. You were my hero. I love you.

Lesley L. Chrislip Sep 27 2017 5:17 PM

Daddy, they say time heals all wounds but your death left a wound that will never be healed. I look outside when a truck pulls up just hoping it's you finally coming home. I need you Daddy. I really wish I had my daddy back. I love you

Lesley Burgess Chrislip Feb 10 2015 8:21 PM

I miss and love you. I think of you daily. I will always think of you. Every time I pass the house I look for you. I look out my door for you I still see you standing by my gate. I will never forget you. Love always your daughter Sherrie

Albert Burgess Jul 26 2011 12:00 AM

Dad, You were the best man I will ever know. I miss you so much and I know I am going to miss you forever. There have been times since you have been gone when something is not working at the house and I start to call you like I always did to get your opinion and then I realize I can't call you anymore. I miss you Daddy. I love you, Lesley

Lesley Chrislip Dec 10 2009 12:00 AM

My condolences to the entire Burgess family.

Lucille Oct 13 2009 12:00 AM

Shot you were one fine mechanic,Ireally enjoyed working with you,You were a true friend,I will miss you dearly

charles fry Oct 13 2009 12:00 AM