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Marilyn I. (Higginbotham) Burgess

Born: Tue., Aug. 13, 1929
Died: Thu., Sep. 12, 2019


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 17, 2019
Location: Hanley & Sons Funeral Home "Southwest Chapel"

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Wed., Sep. 18, 2019
Location: Hanley & Sons Funeral Home "Southwest Chapel"

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   Marilyn I. Burgess, 90, of South Bend, passed away in her home on Thursday, September 12th, with her loving family by her side, after an extended illness.  

  Marilyn was born on August 13, 1929, in South Bend, to the late Everett and Nettie (Shoue) Higginbotham.

  On January 14, 1950, Marilyn married Hale E. Burgess, in South Bend. Hale passed away on September 26, 2015. She is survived by her children,  Karen S. Burgess, Marcia A. Manns, Dennis L. (Kathy) Burgess, Richard H. (Fashawn) Burgess and Phillip J. Burgess, all of South Bend, three grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and her sisters, Audrey Higginbotham of Nappanee, DeAnna  Sipos of Griffith, IN, Evelyn Horvath of South Bend and brothers, Everett ( Evelyn) Higginbotham, Karl (Shirley) Higginbotham,  both of South Bend and Robert Higginbotham of Osceola. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, parents, grandson, Bradlee Kile Burgess in June 2015, sisters, Norma Neirynck, Juanita Creswell and brothers, Norman, Ted and Allen Higginbotham.

   Marilyn enjoyed cooking, baking, being with her family, fishing after Hale retired and singing in church. She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Buchanan, MI.

   She will be dearly missed by her loving family, church family and numerous friends she made in her life journey.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Marilyn’s memory to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2004 North Ironwood Circle, Suite 140, South Bend, IN 46635 or to Heartland Hospice, 230 West Catalpa Drive, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

   Visitation for Marilyn will be on Tuesday, September 17th, at Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Southwest Chapel”, located at 23421 State Road 23/West Ireland Road, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, September 18th at 10:00 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Wayman Bond, officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in South Bend.

  The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home extends our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Burgess family.

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Betty Cornelis
   Posted Sat September 14, 2019
I remember staying with Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Hale when I was a young girl. I believed they would watch me when my mother and father were at work sometimes. Uncle Hale always liked the Chicago White Socs and I liked them also because he did. Aunt Marilyn was always in the kitchen cooking and doing her housekeeping. I will always remember having a good time with them as a child and will never forget. I will always think of them and LOVE them as my time goes on.

Marsha Burgess Odom
   Posted Sun September 15, 2019
What a wonderful sister in law Marilyn was. She was a great comfort to me after the death of Bobby. I know she will ne missed by all. I send all my love to you children and prayers that God will comfort you thru this sad time.

JR and Wanda James
   Posted Wed September 18, 2019
Phillip I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I remember her as a sweet wonderful woman. We know that she is in Gods loving arms and with your dad and no longer sick but where she will live forever. She will be missed but you know one day you will see her again. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless

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