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Lucile P Burgess
Aug 23, 1928 to Mar 10, 2018


Lucile Pershay Burgess, 89, departed this life on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at her home in Sumter. Born in Lee County, she was the oldest out of ten children of the late Albertus and Bessie Sinkler Pershay. She attended public school in Lee County at an early age. Early in life she was married to the late David Magazine, where she bore three children. Later on she remarried to the late Ellis Lincoln Burgess and bore two children. Lucile later moved to Brooklyn, NY for a better life. She joined Free Mission Apostolic Church under the late Bishop Walter Dunlap, Jr. She was baptized and served many years as ‘Mother of the Church’. After 40 or more years she decided to moved back home to Sumter, where she joined the Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church family and served there until her health declined. She leaves to mourn her five children, Evangelist Bessie Kennedy of Brooklyn, NY, David and Linda Magazine of Brooklyn, NY, Apostle Curtis and Patricia Magazine of Sumter, Ellis and DJENABA Pershay and Barbara and Christopher Davidson all of Hempstead, NY; two sisters, Ida Melton of Sumter and Mammie Pershay of Brooklyn, NY; three brothers, Ernest and Mary Pershay of Roselle, NJ, LeRoy and Lil Pershay of Plainfield, NJ and Arthur Lee and Lula Pershay of Sumter; a special adopted son, Henry and Helen Cooks of Evanston, GA; seventeen grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends who will miss her dearly. The family is receiving relatives and friends at her home, 109 Vining Street, Sumter. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 16, 2018, 11 a. m., from the Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, 2738 Woodrow Road, Sumter, with the Rev. Dr. Friendly J. Gadson, pastor, eulogist. The procession will leave the home at 10:20 a. m. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Memorial Garden, Pear Street, Sumter.
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