Coleen McLough Burgess



LANCASTER, SC - Mrs. Coleen McLough Burgess, age 66, died Thursday, April 6, 2017. She was born March 21, 1951 in Glens Falls, NY, a daughter of the late Theodore McLough and Evelyn LaRoe McLough and was the wife of James Carson Burgess, Sr. Mrs. Burgess retired from Carolinas Medical Center-Union as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She loved animals and enjoyed knitting, sewing, cooking and baking. She was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Monroe, NC.

Mrs. Burgess was survived by her husband, James Carson Burgess, Sr.; three sons, Bernie Durkee and his wife, Bridget of Fairbanks, AK, James Burgess, Jr. of Salisbury, NC and Kevin Burgess and his wife, Tammy of Lancaster; five grandchildren, Justin Durkee, Ryan Burgess, Abbigail Burgess, Noah Burgess and Patrick Burgess; and two sisters, Marsha Pichonli of Manchester, MA and Alice Henderson of South Glens Falls, NY.

Mrs. Burgess was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Ted McLough, Jr.

The Celebration of Life Service for Mrs. Burgess will be 1:00 pm Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Bethany Presbyterian Church by Rev. John Gerstenmier. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Lancaster SPCA, PO Box 3042, Lancaster, SC 29721.