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Gerald Burgess

July 29, 1936 — January 11, 2019

Born on July 29, 1936 Departed on January 11, 2019 and resided in Nashville, TN Visitation: West Harpeth Funeral Home and CrematoryTuesday January 15, 2019 10:00am to 11:00amCelebration of Life: West Harpeth Funeral Home and CrematoryTuesday January 15, 2019 11:00am to 12:00pmInterment: Harpeth Hills Memory GardensTuesday January 15, 2019 12:30pm to 1:00pm

Gerald Ray Burgess- Age 82, of Nashville, born on July 29, 1936 and passed away January 11, 2019.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Peggy Ann Burgess, of Nashville; son, Steven Ray Burgess (Carol) of Huntingdon, TN ; daughter, Kimberly Burgess Young (Barry), of Hendersonville, TN; four adoring grandchildren, Elissa England (Kyle) Matthew Burgess, Sarah Burgess and Rachel Burgess; two great grandchildren, Ivy Annelise England and Violet Adaline England, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Grace Burgess; sisters, Joyce Hill and Lovette Seevers; and his brother, Keith Burgess.

He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. At the age of 16, he became a Christian at a Billy Graham Crusade in Nashville in 1954. Living a Godly life and a life pleasing to God everyday was his sole purpose in life.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7

Flowers will be accepted and appreciated or make a donation in his memory to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

A Celebration of Life service will be on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 11:00am, at West Harpeth Funeral Home with Reverend Tom Gholson officiating. Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

Visitation with the Burgess family will be on Tuesday from 10:00am until the service time at 11:00am, both at West Harpeth Funeral Home.

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