Jean D. Burgess
August 24, 1924 - October 3, 2021
Jean D. Burgess, age 97, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021.
Born in Scranton, PA on August 24, 1924, Jean was a daughter of the late Glen Austin and Marjorie (Schuler) Dymond. She worked as a teacher’s assistant for many years for the Red Clay School District. Jean owned a ceramics studio where she loved to teach others. She was a very crafty person, especially at knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, and sewing. After her retirement, Jean volunteered at Christiana Hospital where she received an award for dedicating over 5,000 hours. She was also a member of the MOT Senior Center, where she was active as a line dancer. Jean was a kind and giving person who was always willing to help others. More than anything else, she enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Burgess, Jr; infant son, Bruce Robert Bennett; siblings, Glen Dymond and Martin Dymond; and step-mother, Effie Dymond. Jean is survived by her children, Bruce R. Bennett, W. Bryce Bennett (Debbie), Edward H. Burgess (Juan Juan), and William “Liam” Burgess, III (Karen) with whom she resided for the past 20 years; siblings, Marjorie McCorkle and Russell Dymond; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am, on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will be held at 11 am. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the Governor of Delaware. Interment will follow in Silverbrook Cemetery, 3300 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jean’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA, 19106, or online by clicking here, or to MOT Senior Center, 300 South Scott Street, Middletown, DE, 19709.