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Victoria Burgess

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July 3, 1942 — Oct. 17, 2020

WAKE FOREST — Victoria “Vicky” Burgess, 78, passed away Saturday evening, Oct. 17, 2020, at her residence.

She was born in Alton, Illinois, on July 3, 1942, the daughter of the late Lucy Scott Carter and A. Paul Carter.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Lucy Einspruch; and a grandchild, Jeremi Harrison.

Vicky married S. Wayne Burgess on March 3, 1962. They made their home in Wake Forest after residing in Raleigh for 35 years. She attended schools in Rockford, Illinois; Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia; and Sacred Heart Junior College in Belmont. She was a member of Saint Raphael Catholic Church in Raleigh since 1978.

During her adult life, Vicky gave her heart and energy to being a wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandma, sister, floral designer, writer, decorator, painter, piano player, gardener and volunteer.

A funeral Mass for Vicky will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at Saint Raphael Catholic Church, 5801 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh. This will be for family only.

Vicky is survived by her husband, S. Wayne Burgess; children, Emily Harrison and husband, Wray, S. Scott Burgess and wife, Janet, Jenny Hall and husband, Wes; her adored grandchildren, Katie Harrison Williams and husband, Jeremy, Joseph Harrison, Megen and Ryan Burgess, and Lee, Victoria, Kaitlyn and Lessie Hall; great-grandchildren, Abigail and Sophie Clare Williams; and her siblings, Linda Lee Carter King and husband, Bill, Julie Steinman and husband, Bob, Angie Mauro and husband, Tim and Chris Carter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Transitions Life Care Hospice, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 or the Catholic Parish Outreach, 2013 Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604.

Friends may visit with the family 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 22, at Bright Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest.

Face Coverings are required and social distancing is appreciated.

Arrangements are entrusted to Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest.