Dorothy Mae Burgess



Dorothy M. Burgess, 71, a longtime resident of Hartwood passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at Stafford Hospital.

Prior to caring for her husband who lost his battle with cancer, Mrs. Burgess had worked at Johnny Appleseed Restaurant. After his death, she then worked at the Fredericksburg Country Club until her retirement.

Mrs. Burgess loved spending time with her family and friends at dances and family functions. She enjoyed watching WWE, going to the beach, and eating blue crabs. Her face would light up when she spoke of her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Ralph Vogt (Donna) of Dumfries, Charlie Vogt (Michelle) of Stafford, Patricia Brown of Stafford, Rena R. Burgess-Alderman (Johnny, who was like her son) of Hartwood, with whom she lived; grandchildren Ashley Carmack, Allison Wells, Kody Brown, Kevin Vogt, Amanda Vogt, Taylor Vogt, and Brian Vogt; brother Floyd Dilsaver of Maryland; sister Joyce Vogt (James) of Stafford and her four-legged companion, Bailey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rannie M. Burgess; mother Emma Dilsaver; sister Betty-Lou Genobles; and brothers Frankie, Johnny, Bill and Eugene Dilsaver.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 at Covenant Funeral Service, Fredericksburg. A service will be held at noon on Friday, April 21 at the funeral home chapel. Entombment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.

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