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Marie M. Burgess

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Date published: 1/29/2014

Marie M. Burgess

Marie M. Burgess passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, with her daughter and beloved wonderdogs surrounding her after a long illness.

A native of eastern Kentucky, after traveling the world as an Air Force brat, Mrs. Burgess made her home in Stafford County and spent her career as an event and convention planner.

She is survived by her mother, Willie Pearl Young; sisters Michelle Y. Green (Oliver) and Adrienne Young-Battle (Keith); daughter Shannon Maurice-Williams (Michael); granddaughter Michaela Williams; nephews Bryan, Brandon and Evan; niece Aleah; and an enormous circle of supportive extended family and friends, known as "Team Shaniqua," who fought with her from near and far throughout her fierce battle with cancer.

She was predeceased by her husband, Will D. Burgess; stepson Marcus M. Burgess; and her father, retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Eddie L. Young.

A memorial service and reception will be held at noon Friday, Jan. 31, at Mount Ararat Baptist Church, 1112 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22554.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to this GoFundMe site: go fundme.com/ThisIsHow WeFight.

The family wishes to give special thanks to Jessica Langer and Tabitha Jefferson for their extra love and support in Marie's final hours.