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Linda Lee Burgess, age 67, of Greenville, passed away on Friday evening, November 15, 2013 at Spectrum Health-Blodgett Hospital in East Grand Rapids following a severe stroke.

The daughter of Doctor & Ruth (Hunt) Bradley, she was born on May 23, 1946 in Greenville and was a graduate of Greenville High School.

On September 29, 1964, in Sunfield, she married James Daniel Burgess and together they enjoyed nearly 49 years of marriage until Jim passed away just nine short weeks ago on Friday, September 13, 2013. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Bob Bradley and Don Bradley.

Linda had worked for several years at Grant’s Variety Store and later at Wolverine World Wide. A devoted wife and mother, Linda also enjoyed knitting, sewing, quilting, reading, and history. A member of Greenville Community Church, in recent years she was an active volunteer at the church and was pursing a degree in ministry.

Surviving are her children, Tammy & Jeff Johnson of Sheridan, Teresa & Dennis Anderson of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Tracy Sanders & Pat Elderkin, and Toni & Terry Dowdell, all of Greenville; ten grandchildren, Doctor Johnson, Morgan Johnson, Nicole & Chris Vickrey, Matthew Anderson, Steven Anderson, Ashley & John Jackson, Prescott Ingraham, Darian Newman, Aidan Dowdell, and Alexander Dowdell; five great grandchildren with the sixth on the way; a sister, Dorothy Barber of Greenville; two brothers, Jim Bradley and Harold Bradley, both of Haines City, Florida; siblings-in-law, Fay Bradley of Gowen, Bob & Elizabeth Johnson of Greenville, Gloria & Larry Simmons of Greenville, Bill & Becky Coleman of Zephyrhills, Florida, and Rick & Brenda Coleman of Ridge Manor, Florida; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation with the family is from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where envelopes for memorial contributions will be available.

Memorial services are at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Greenville Community Church, 6596 Vining Road, Greenville, with the Rev. Joel Heron, lead pastor, officiating. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Linda’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.ChristiansenCares.com

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  1. Anonymous on November 15, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Guestbook

    11/20/2013 –

    Kim Burke

    My favorite memory of Linda was her laugh! She was a great lady and the beautiful memories she lives behind for her girls and their families will get them through this


    11/19/2013 –

    Amanda Leitch and Family

    I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t even imagine the feeling in your hearts.


    11/18/2013 –

    JulieHinrichs

    Teresa,
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Love,
    The Hinrichs
    Todd, Julie, Grace and Ella


    11/18/2013 –

    Jasmine and Ed Christensen

    You will be loved and missed Im so glad I got to hug you and tell you I loved you the other day you and Uncle Jim will forever be in our hearts !!


    11/18/2013 –

    Daneen Webster

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this heartbreaking time. There’s nothing I can say that will ease your pain but I just wanted you to know I am thinking of you. My deepest condolences.


    11/18/2013 –

    Daneen Webster

    Daneen Webster has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.


    11/18/2013 –

    Jeanne B

    Girls, I have so much to say and not enough words to say them.
    I loved your parents, I’ve known them for almost 50 years, I have so many wonderful memories of them, of all you kids being together and how much fun we all had.
    I will miss them both, I’m finding it so hard to believe they’re gone, I can’t imagine what you’re feeling.
    I love all of you, may you find peace during one of the most difficult times you will ever go through.
    Prayers for all of you. You can believe your parents are walking together with Jesus!
    1 Peter 5:7


    11/18/2013 –

    Brenda Rigdon

    One of my fondest memories of Linda is trouncing her at Trivia Pursuit. Eventually, she insisted that we play on the same team. “Winter Wheat!”


    11/17/2013 –

    Jason & Candice Jarboe

    My family’s hearts pour out to all of your family Teresa. I will continue to pray for you to have the strength to move forward with all that your family has dealt with over the last couple months. Your mother now has peace and has been reunited with your father.

    My deepest sympathy during this extremely difficult time.


    11/17/2013 –

    Bob and Beth

    with love


    11/16/2013 –

    Kim Clark

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal–
    Our hearts are heavy with sympathy for you and your family


    11/16/2013 –

    Gary & Elaine Baxter

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Such a short time since Jim passed away. Now they are together again. We are in Florida for the winter and will be unable to see you until spring. Please accept our sympathy.


    11/16/2013 –

    Tina Coleman

    Aunt Linda Im going to miss you so much I was looking forward to seeing you after Christmas.. Give Uncle Jim a hug from me and lil man he sure loved you guys as U Loved him..Until we meet again in Heaven all my love to my Cousins even though Im not there Im with you in my heart.Love You all…Hugs my dear cousins…


    11/16/2013 –

    Becky Coleman

    To our dear nieces knowing that your dear parents are together again bring you peace they loved their girls and will always be in your hearts. We love you so very much. Xoxoxo


    11/16/2013 –

    Becky Coleman

    Well dear sister I was so looking forward to seeing you after Christmas now I have to wait till I get to Heaven. You always joked about beating me into this world and now you win again in beating me to Heaven. Till we meet again I love you!! Your Sis!!


    11/16/2013 –

    Stacie kurnat

    You will be forever missed and always in my heart, I love you mom, tell dad I love and miss him too!!


    11/16/2013 –

    Stacey Watts

    My aunt Linda will be missed. Two of my favorite memories of her are that she ALWAYS made me laugh, and I loved looking at her rings.

    Teresa, Tammy, Tracy & Toni, you will remain in my prayers. Love, Stacey


    11/16/2013 –

    Patty Pixley

    Girls,
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to wrap my brain around this. She is home now with your Dad and she is at peace. I have so many memories of your Mom. May she rest in peace and may your girls find comfort in knowing she is at peace.


    11/16/2013 –

    Greta Skogseth

    We are a community who cares. Thinking of you and your family. -Greta and the girls


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