Lillian Hadden Burgess

Died: Tue., Jan. 15, 2013

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Lillian H. Chandler Burgess, 99, of Bascom, Florida died Tuesday, January 15, 2013, in Panama City, Florida. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, Mrs. Burgess was a long time resident of Greensboro, Georgia, and a member of the West End Baptist Church prior to moving to Bascom, Florida to be near her children. In Greensboro she was a Sunday School teacher, song leader and served in many other capacities in her church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Boyd G. Chandler and her second husband Ranchel Burgess; her parents, Carl Wynn Hadden and Sara Bedsole Hadden; a son, Harvel Chandler; 5 brothers, Raymond, Marshal "Doc", Emorite, Howard G. and Quenton Hadden. Survivors include her daughter, Winona "Winkie" Burnham and husband Don of Cottondale; four sisters-in-laws, Lula Hadden, Lorrain Hadden, Marjorie Hadden all of Georgia; daughter-in-law, Fay Chandler of Bascom; four grandchildren, Jo Burnham Sapp, Ben Burnham, and Mitch Chandler of Panama City, Florida, Patrick Chandler of Bedford Texas; nine great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 pm Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Maddox Chapel with Rev. Jack Brock and Dr. Steve Canada officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:30 pm until funeral time Thursday at James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel. Graveside services will be at 2:00 pm EST, Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Greensboro City Cemetery in Greensboro, Georgia. with Rev. Robert Robinson officiating and McCommons Funeral Home directing. James & Sikes Funeral Home Maddox Chapel, 4278 Lafayette Street, Marianna, Florida 32446, (850) 482.2332. Expression of Sympathy may be made online at McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of local arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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Betty Meeks O''Neal
   Posted Tue January 15, 2013
What a wonderful, sweet lady and how kind she was to me. In high school, I looked to her and Mr. Boyd like another set of parents. I will always cherish the memories of our lives in Greensboro and West End Baptist Church. Winkie and I used to play ball across from my house in the mill village. My condolences to her surviving family members. I will keep all of you in my prayers. God bless you! Betty Meeks O'Neal

Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Tue January 15, 2013
Winkie and family, Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Mrs. Lillian taught me in Sunday School many years ago.God blessed you with your Mom for many years, and now He will give you the comfort, strength and peace during your time of loss. Elaine Merritt Cantrell

Dianne f. Mckinley
   Posted Tue January 15, 2013
my prayers are with the family

   Posted Tue January 15, 2013
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Miss Lillian. She was such a sweet lady. Prayers are going up for the family. In deepest sympathy, Ms. Carlene Noggle and family.

William Douglas Finch
   Posted Wed January 16, 2013
Winkie and Don, we hope to see you Greensboro.Love you

William Poole
   Posted Wed January 16, 2013
My conlences to "Winkie". Reading the obituary of your brings back memories of your extended family many of whom I knew befor leaving Greensboro in 1951.

Steve & Helen Hadden
   Posted Fri January 18, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. We send our sympathy to the family of Aunt Lillian. She was a wonderful lady and we know that she is in Heaven with her Lord.

Lorraine P. Hadden
   Posted Fri January 18, 2013
Even though I can't be with the family, my heart and prayers are still with you all. I loved Lillian very much. She was a wonderful sister-in-law to me. I will miss her greatly. But I know she is with her brothers. Including my wonderful husband. God Bless Each and Every one of you.

Lorraine P. Hadden
   Posted Fri January 18, 2013
My prayers are with the family on this day and and everyday. I love you all.