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Sarah Ellen (Creamer) Burgess

February 18, 1931 ~ January 24, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Sarah Burgess Obituary

Sarah Ellen Burgess passed away peacefully in her sleep on the night of January 24, 2024.  Born on February 18, 1931, to parents Joseph and Maggie Creamer, she was very near to celebrating her 93rd birthday. 

Sarah was an extraordinary mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She took care of all others before taking care of herself.  She loved spending time with family, and her family members knew she was always just a phone call away.  She never missed an opportunity to play cards with family or go dancing in Samson.  One of her favorite sayings, “her get up and go has got up and went,” will long bring a smile to the face of all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard C. Burgess, her parents, Joseph Clarence and Maggie Crews Creamer, brothers John “Buford” Ward, Joseph “Jake” Creamer, and Tommy Creamer, and sister Eva Padgett.  

She is survived by sons Robert Burgess, Ralph Burgess, Gary (Vicki) Burgess, Greg (Sherri) Burgess, and Jeff Burgess, and a daughter Myra (Dean) Shaw.  She is also survived by a brother, Aaron “Leroy” (Barbara) Creamer, grandchildren: Erica and Josh Smith, Andrew Burgess, Anthony and Brianna Burgess, Adam Shaw, Tyler Burgess, Nancy Richardson, and great-grandchildren Riley Nowling, Emily Burgess, and Otto Burgess, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Visitation 10AM and funeral service 11AM - Saturday January 27, 2024, at McDonald Family Funeral Home. 

Graveside service will be Monday, January 29, 2024, at 1:00pm at Leonia Baptist Church Cemetery.

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Visitation Service
January 27, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
McDonald Family Funeral Home
668 Walton Rd
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

Funeral Service
January 27, 2024

11:00 AM
McDonald Family Funeral Home
668 Walton Rd
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433

Graveside Service
January 29, 2024

Leonia Baptist Church Cemetery
Westville, FL 32464


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