Eva J. Burgess, 82, her sunrise was June 18, 1929, and sunset was Sept. 20, 2011.

She was born in Newna, Ga., daughter of the late George and Cora May Raines.
Eva was a homemaker and a pastorís wife. She was a member of Bellevue Missionary Baptist Church.

She married the Rev. Bennie L. Burgess Sr. March 4, 1947, in Anniston, Ala. He preceded her in death in 2003.

Survivors include her son, the Rev. Bennie L. (Dixie) Burgess Jr. of Kannapolis, N.C.; daughters, Pat (Ron Drossman) Burgess of Bellevue, Kathy (Zeke) Setzler of Clyde and Ava Fuller of Tiffin; and 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, her son, Dannie Burgess; her parents; sister, Juanita McCowan; and brother Buddy Raines, preceded her in death.

Laid to rest in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde, OH.

Memorials may be made to Bellevue Missionary Baptist Church, 9304 SR 269, Bellevue, OH 44811.

I received a phone call from my aunt Daisy. She asked if I would send this poem to her son Zeke. His mother-in-law just passed away. I was happy to do it and as they say their farewells to Eva, I prepare a place here in Life Ever After for her.  Rest in Peace Eva. Say hi to my parents if you see them.
Maggie Harrison


I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. 
He referred to the dates on the gravestone from the beginning to the end.

He noted that first came his date of birth, and spoke that date with tears,
But he said what mattered most was the dash between those years.

That dash represents all the time he spent alive on earth.
And now, only those who loved him most know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not how much we own. the cars the house, the cash.  
What matters is how we live and love, and how we live our dash.

So  think about this long and hard, are there things we'd like to change?
For we never know how much time is left, for things to rearrange.

If we could just slow down enough, to consider what's true and real.
And always try  to understand the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger and show appreciation more,
and love the people in our lives, like we've never loved before.

If we'd treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile,
Remembering that this little dash might only last a while.

So when our life is being read, with our actions to rehash,
Would we be proud of what others will say, about how we spent our dash?


Please send your memories or photos to memories@lifeeverafter.com and I will post them here.



June 18, 2015




December 2014



September 20, 2014
Just three years ago we said goodbye. That's 1,096 days of missing you.  But knowing that we will see you when our time comes, lessens the pain.

From your family and friends.



June 18, 2014

This is the birthday of Eva. Although gone from our sight, we still remember and celebrate her birth. She would have been 85 today.
I know her family is missing her today.  These flowers are from all of us here on Earth missing her.



May 11, 2014




Feb. 14, 2014






September 20, 2013
Just two years ago we said goodbye. It seems like yesterday to your family and friends but each day can feel like a lifetime when you miss someone you love.




Wishing you a

from all of us.

September 20, 2012
They say the first year is always the hardest. I say that year and every year.  Please be with Eva's family as they go through this tough time. But remind them that they will see her again when their time comes. Until then, keep Eva in your heart and her family in your prayers.,

First Anniversary roses.


June 18th

from your family who miss you very much.


May 13, 2012



April 8, 2012
Happy Easter


Stopping by to wish a

Remember our loved ones this year.


Kathy, I am so saddened to hear of your mom's passing. I will pray for you and your family.
God bless you.
Ruthie (Mardelle's sister)

Bennie, so sorry to hear of your mothers passing....your family is in our thoughts an prays.....
The sherry family of lakeside Marblehead Ohio


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