Floral 29

Willie Ruth (Kay) Burgess

June 22, 1937 ~ June 8, 2021 (age 83)




Willie Ruth Kay Burgess, 83, widow of the late Lawrence Ray Burgess, formerly of Hand Dr., Belton, died Tuesday June 8, 2021 at NHC-Anderson. 

Born on June 22, 1937 in Belton to the late William Aaron, Sr. and Edna Pauline Davis Kay, she was a graduate of Belton High School. She retired from BASF as a Lab Technician after 20 years of service. 

She attended Whitefield Baptist Church and was a member of the Todd Creamer Sunday School Class. 

Surviving are her sisters, Mary Helen Kay Hiott and Frances Azalee Kay Kinard, both of Williamston; her brother, William Aaron Kay, Jr. and wife Ann of Antreville; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews. 

Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 AM from the Cox Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Clardy officiating. Burial will follow at the Garden of Memories. 

The family is at the home of Azalee Kinard and will receive friends Friday from 10:00 AM until the hour of service at the funeral home. 

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staffs of Caris Hospice and NHC whom treated Willie like family. 

Flowers are accepted and memorials may be made to The ALS Association South Carolina Chapter, 130 Gardeners Circle, PMB 622, Johns Island, SC 29455 or by visiting www.als.org. 

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.coxfuneralhome1882.com.


Cox Funeral Home is honored to serve the Burgess family.

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June 11, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Cox Funeral Home
201 River Street
Belton, SC 29627

Funeral Service
June 11, 2021

11:00 AM
Cox Funeral Home Chapel
201 River Street
Belton, SC 29627

Burial Following Service
June 11, 2021

Garden of Memories Cemetery
151 Garden of Memories Road
Belton, SC 29627


Caris Hospice
129 Straight Drive, Anderson SC 29625
Tel: 1-864-225-3139
Web: http://www.carishealthcare.com

The ALS Association
1275 K Street NW, Suite 250, Washington DC 20005
Tel: 1-202-407-8580
Web: http://www.alsa.org/

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