Jesse Mae Burgess, 75, of Salisbury, passed away on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center in Salisbury, NC after an extended illness. He was born October 5, 1943 in Stanly County to the late Bethel and Janie Martin Burgess.
Jesse was of the Baptist faith and was the owner and operator of Quality Transportation. He loved getting to know his clients and he took pride in making sure they got to where they were going safe and sound. He loved Fishing with his family and friends any chance he got, especially at the beach. He also enjoyed playing pool and working on and fixing things in his garage. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Jesse was preceded in death by his brothers, Navy Burgess, Michael Ray Burgess, and Pat Burgess.
Jesse is survived by his wife of 53 years, Betty Drake Burgess; a son, Jesse Martin (Tajon "Tater") Burgess of Salisbury; a daughter, Andrea Ann (Robert "Dale" Lambert) Burgess of Salisbury; two grandsons, William "Wil" R. Taylor, Jr. of Mooresville, Andrew "Drew" Drake Taylor of Mooresville; a granddaughter, Jessica Brooke (Adric) Olson of Durham; great-grandson, Bennett James Olson; a brother, B.I. (Joanne) Burgess of El Cajon, CA; his furbabies, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Friday November 9, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Powles Staton Funeral Home.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday November 9, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Powles Staton Funeral Home. Burial will take place at the Rowan Memorial Park following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faithful Friends, 220 Grace Church Rd., Salisbury, NC 28147.
Powles Staton Funeral Home is assisting the Burgess family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
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