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Kenneth Earl Burgess, Sr.

January 12, 1944 - April 30, 2022

COFIELD, NC – Kenneth Earl Burgess, Sr., age 78, of NC Hwy 45, passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at his residence.

Mr. Burgess was born on January 12, 1944, to Hezekiah Burgess and Lillian Green Burgess in Como, NC. Kenny was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He cherished his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He loved anything pertaining to sports, especially when he was watching his kids and grandkids playing. He enjoyed rabbit hunting, fishing, and taking care of his horse, Cisco. Kenny will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Carolyn Smith Burgess, and a brother, Robert Burgess.

Kenny is survived by his two daughters, Becky Castello and husband Craig of Murfreesboro, Mary Pierce and husband Woody of Windsor; a son, Keb Burgess and wife Angie of Camden; four grandsons, Cas Castello of Murfreesboro, Ty Burgess of Camden, Bryant Pierce of San Antonio, TX, and Gavin Pierce of Windsor; a granddaughter, Bailey Burgess of Camden; a brother, Lloyd Burgess of Ahoskie; two sisters, Joyce Moore of Gates, and Carolyn Doughtie of Franklin, VA; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 11:00 am at the Beaver Hill Cemetery, 420 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Edenton, NC, 27932 with Rev. Gary Saffel, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Burgess family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

Service Information

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Time: 11:00 am


Beaver Hill Cemetery

420 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
Edenton, NC 27932

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