A gathering celebrating the life of Joyce M. Burgess will be 2:30 pm Monday at Sorrento Community Center, 7471 Main Street, visitation will begin at 1 pm.
She was born in Raceland and departed this life on Sunday November 11, 2018 at the age of 66 years.
She was a lifelong native of Donaldsonville and retired Secretary from the Office of Family Support
She is preceded in death by her parents Samuel Franklin and Gladys D. Burgess; sister Shirley Barrient and son-in-law Shedrick Smith Jr
Survivors include her daughter Kimberly Burgess-Smith; step children De’Shann and De’Lana Schonberg of Altanta, GA and D’wain Schonberg of Baton Rouge; siblings Laura Mollere of Thibodeaux, Sylvia (Kelly) Ewen, Donna Landry both of Donaldsonville, Glenda Burgess Rader of Houma, Sammy (Ann) Burgess of Donaldsonville, and Jimmy (Lucy) Burgess of Plaquemine; grandchildren Scott, Shedrick III, Seth, Devyn and Kameron; Godchildren Derra Landaiche and Trey Rader; Honorary God Children Toni “Tootie” Burgess and Blake Ewen; devoted nephew Tommy “Butch” Neal; also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are preferred to be used by her daughter to honor her life, please visit https://www.inlieuof.com/st-amant/joyce-m-burgess
Arrangements by Church Funeral Services and Crematory

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