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Patsy Burgess

April 6, 1941 — August 8, 2023

Jackson

 

Patsy Burgess, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend, passed away on August 8, 2023, in Jackson, Mississippi. Born on April 6, 1941, in Scott County, Mississippi, to George Westerfield and Lena Pearl Williams.   

Patsy dedicated many years of her life to serving the City of Jackson. Her commitment to her work was evident in the dedication and passion she brought to her job. 

Beyond her professional endeavors, Patsy will be remembered for her vibrant sense of style. Known for being a sassy dresser, she had an innate ability to effortlessly put together outfits that showcased her unique personality. She was a fabulous cook who could whip up the most delicious meals with love and care. 

Patsy faced life's challenges with incredible strength and resilience. After the untimely passing of her first husband, Buddy Fitzhugh, she bravely took on the responsibility of raising their children alone. As a single mother, Patsy demonstrated unwavering determination and provided a loving and nurturing environment for her family.

In addition to Buddy Fitzhugh, she was married to Pete Butler and Jerome Burgess in later years. Each marriage brought new chapters to her life, filled with love and companionship. Though she experienced loss along the way, she faced each hurdle with grace and resilience.

Patsy was preceded in death by her husbands, respectfully, Buddy Fitzhugh, Pete Butler, and Jerome Burgess; a daughter, Marie Bland, and 2 grandsons, Nathan Owens and Zach Powell.

She leaves behind two loving daughters, Becky Williamson (Mike) of Terry and Lori Cauthen (Richey) of Florence, as well as a son, Danny Fitzhugh (Diann) of Terry. She leaves behind, her beloved mother, Lena Pearl Westerfield of Vicksburg; 2 brothers Ray Westerfield of Raymond and Billy Westerfield of Vicksburg, as well as her sisters Donna Powell of Benton, Bonnie Poole of Raymond, and Bobbie Sanford of Covington, LA; and a son in law, Ron Bland of Jackson.  Patsy's legacy lives on through her eight grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren who brought immense happiness to her life. Additionally, she leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, and treasured friends whose lives were touched by her infectious laughter and kind heart.

The family welcomes friends and family to her visitation Saturday, August 12th, from 10 - 11 am with the service beginning at 11am at Chancellor Funeral Home in Byram.  Interment will follow the service at Lakewood Memorial Park. 

Memorials may be made to Sonvalley or St. Jude.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, August 12, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Chancellor Funeral Home Byram Location

7225 S Siwell Rd, Byram, MS 39272

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Funeral Service

Saturday, August 12, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Chancellor Funeral Home Byram Location

7225 S Siwell Rd, Byram, MS 39272

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Interment

Saturday, August 12, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Lakewood Memorial Park South

430 McCluer Rd, Jackson, MS 39212

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