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Helen Borders Burgess
 Mrs. Burgess, 93, was born in Cleveland County to the late Robert Franklin Borders & Laura Lee Hamrick Borders.  Mrs. Burgess retired from Fiber Industries where she was a lab technician for many years.  After retirement she worked in after school care at Number Three Elementary School.  She loved to work word puzzles and never found one she couldn’t solve.

She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church where she had served as a Sunday School teacher, played hand bells and was a member of the Winsome Sunday School Class as well as the Current Mission Group Circle.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Claude Burgess, four brothers and three sisters.  She is survived by two sons, Bobby Burgess of Gastonia and Jerry Hudson of Atlanta, GA and three grandchildren, Laura Ball, Kristi Applegate and Joey Burgess.  She is also survived by nine great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.


The family would like to express their appreciation to her loving community and

church members.  Their special care will be long remembered.


The family will receive friends at New Hope Baptist Church, Thursday, September 20th

12 noon – 2:00 pm with the funeral following.  The Revs. Russ Bradley and Tim Trexler

will officiate.  A private burial will be held.


Memorials may be made to:              New Hope Baptist Church Memory Garden

                                                            PO Box 116

                                                            Earl, NC 28038




Funeral Home:                                    Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory

On Line Condolences:            www.clevelandfuneralservice.com

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