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Geraldine Burgess

Geraldine Burgess 40 of Danville formerly of Switzer went to be with the Lord on Tuesday February 2, 2010 at home after suffering a long illness. She was born February 3, 1969 in Logan, WV. She was a loving daughter of Nathan and Lucinda Williams of Wilklinson. Preceding her in death were her paternal grandparents Frank and Alice Williams, Maternal Grandparents Jake and Celia Ann Mayhorn, one brother Carl Williams, one sister Karen Caudill and two neices Malana Ruloff and Brittany Wright all of Logan. Geraldine was a wonderful Mother, Daughter, Sister, Aunt and friend that we all loved and hold dear to our hearts. Geraldine will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Additional survivors include her husband Millard Burgess, two children daughter Jessica Burgess and son Thomas Scott Trent. Three Brothers Darrell (Sandra) Williams of Man, Nathan (Jeannie) Williams of Wilkinson and James (Dawn) Williams of Madison, four sisters Donna (Mike) Vint of Danville, Darlene (Danny) Miller of Wilkinson, Terri (John) Wright of Holden and Ruth Ann (Wayne) Nunley of Madison and special friend of the family Linda Williams. Twelve special neices Amanda (Brent) Crum of Cow Creek, Cassandra Williams of Madison, Danyelle and Deanna Miller of Wilkinson, Brianna and Ashley of Holden, Cynthia and Angela Williams of Madison, Kimberly Williams of Logan and Kaylee Rae Williams of Man. Two wonderful great neices McKenzie Jo White and Kaylee Rena Williams, eight wonderful nephews Jonathan Williams of Madison, Josh Lezu of Danville, James and Alex Williams of Madison, Christopher, Conner and Cody of Logan and John Derek Wright of Holden. The family would like to especially give gratitude and the upmost thanks to Kanawha Hospice Care whom was with her and a major support to her family in time of need. Also Greg Robinette and the members of Cox's Fork Freewill Baptist Church and Harley Egnor and Gene Ulbrich for their support. The family would like to ask that instead of sending flowers to please make donations toward the funeral arrangements. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday February 6, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at James Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wayne Damron officiating. Burial will follow in White Oak Cemetery at Blair, WV. Visitation will be from 6-9 P.M. Friday February 5, 2010 at James Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.jamesfh.com James Funeral Home of Aracoma is in charge of the arrangements.

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Orange Aug 10 2014 3:48 AM

I think that it is great to have an organization like yours to get tihngs done, however, some of the tihngs that need to be done may seem insignificant, but will help all Veterans and Disabled Veterans. The inconsistency in claims, the erroneous decisions that are made, what the Army and the VA does to Soldiers/Veterans, especially to Army Reservists is to me criminal . I call what they do to us Theft by Taking . There is no other way to describe it. They systematically deny, deny, deny and just expect us to go away, but that's not going to happen. Once these problems are fixed I know that the problems will take care of a lot of tihngs Soldiers and Veterans are fighting for and will make the claims process a lot easier. These tihngs, like the VA Medical Side not having access to the Veterans Medical Records over in the VA Benefits building not more than a couple hundred yards away. That is a definite problem. The VA was not paying travel expenses in a pretty devious way and it cost Veterans a lot of money. This problem needs to be fixed and for those that didn't get travel for medical appointments at the VA Hospital, what happened to the money? That money was allocated for Veterans to travel to and from VA Hospital and a lot of people didn't know they were supposed to get it and the VA was ripping off the Veteran and I have contacted the VA IG just this past week, but it is definitely something that needs to be fixed. The claims process is one I am taking on big time. The inequities and illogical decisions in the claims evaluation needs to change and I am going to change it. I could use some help, but there are tihngs that affect each and every Veteran and once changed will make tihngs a lot easier for Veterans to get what they are entitled to. I have been successful in two areas as far as claim review, but I still think it needs to go farther. It is a start, but need some oomph behind my efforts and I think it will benefit all Veterans, which is a very important goal for me, as well as to get my claims fixed. I am already at 100%, but there are a lot of other tihngs that are still messed up that I will be fixing for the benefit of all. It's all about taking care of Soldiers and Veterans. That's what needs to be done and that's what I fully plan to do. Once the problems are fixed, it will be a lot easier to adjudicate claims. Thanks for all you do!!! Very Respectfully, Dave

Eliane Aug 9 2014 7:00 AM

darline and terry i am so sorry if there is anything i can do for u all please call me u all are like sister to me so please if u need anything let me know i am so sorry

tammy and bryant darby Feb 7 2010 12:00 AM

Millard, I am sorry for your loss....Geraldine was such a nice person....I met her at the motorcycle shop before Malana came into my family and she was just as nice to me then as after Malana.....I could not believe how good her spirit always was even while sick

harry ruloff Feb 7 2010 12:00 AM