Sherry Janell Burgess, 51, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at her home in Rockdale.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Burgess was born March 14, 1962, in Houston, to Alfred Olen Shaw and Shirley (Strickland) Shaw Gray.

She had been a Rockdale resident for the past 34 years.

She married Mark Burgess on June 30, 1978, in Cameron.

Mrs. Burgess was a 1980 graduate of Rockdale High School and had received an associate degree in accounting.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark Burgess on March 31, 2012; her father, Alfred Olen Shaw; and two sisters, Alicia Rachel and Lynn Kennedy.

Survivors are a son, Justin Burgess and wife Lisa of Hamlin; a daughter, Annissa Clark and husband John of Rockdale; a granddaughter, Lillian Clark of Rockdale; her mother and stepfather, Shirley and Lloyd Gray of Houston; two brothers, Walter Burns of Friendswood, Christopher Burns of Webster; and three sisters, Misty Ramos of Houston, Jessica Moss of Cedar Park, Shannon Curtis of Webster.

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