James Earl Burgess, Jr.

Alpena, Michigan
November 27, 1949 - December 28, 2020


Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Obituary Notice

James Earl Burgess, Jr.

Age 71, of Mikado, MI passed away at Mid Michigan Medical Center on December 28, 2020. Jimmy was born on November 27, 1949 in Dundee, Michigan to James Oliver and Thelma Mae Burgess. Jimmy moved to Mikado in 1988 where he lived until he passed away. He loved to hunt and fish but most of all loved to be the center of attention at a party. He married Laurie (Forrest) on March 17, 1978 in Oscoda, Michigan. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Laurie; his daughter, Jodi (Kyle) Womble of Argyle, Texas; his son, Jeb of Lake City, Michigan; three grandchildren, Kasey, Kyndall and Estella; great grandchildren Ely and Copeland; siblings, Robert Dunseth, Robert Burgess, and Joan Wallace. He was preceded in death by his parents James and Thelma Burgess. Cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. An online guest registry is available to leave a message of condolence for James's family at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


My condolences go out to Jimmy's family. It is so hard to loose a love one. It has been many years (30 plus years) since I have seen Jimmy or you Laurie. After hearing of his passing, many good thoughts are rushing through my head. I hope in the near future to be able to say my condolences in person. Will be praying for the family.
— Ron Lee
We love you and miss you much!
— Gus
Jeb, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Many blessings to you and your family during this difficult time.
— Linda Morris
Jodi we are so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. May God bless you and you family with His peace and comfort
during this time and to days to come. Love you sweetheart!
— Uncle Jerry & Aunt Margaret
Jimmy was more of an uncle to me than a friend of the family, I was able to see him in November of 2020 and am glad I was able to spend any time with him during these times. I will always remember his infectious smile, laughter, and of course his kind heart. My family will always love and miss you Jimmy! My deepest condolences to Laurie, Jeb, Jody, and the rest of the Burgess family.
— Donovan Santos
Jodi love and prayers to your family. My deepest condolences to you all.
Love Newt and Shelly Newman
— Shelly
So sorry to Laurie and the Burgess family. I was looking forward to going fishing with Jimmy this summer. Love and peace.
— Daniel and Donna Martin
Our condolences and prayers go out to the family, Laurie, Jodi, Jeb, Bob and Joan. I can honestly say that the Parran ( Bud and Peggy's) cabin will have a giant void for years to come. He will be sadly missed! ❣️
— Mary Parks
Jodi, I was so sad to see this. Hugs, love and prayers for your whole family. Judy Johannesen
— Judy Johannesen
Laura and family so very sorry for your loss😥 he will truly be missed
Always had a great time and always made us laugh!! 🙏❤
— Patricia Lou Darcangelo
Laurie sorry to you Jodi and Jeb for your loss. I'll miss him deeply, up north won't be the same. Miss You Cuz..
— Bud
Thoughts and prayers to family, so many good times back in the day 🤗 so many laughs. Barb
— Barb Rahe
Sorry for your loss, Jimmy always had a smile when I would see him. He would share his knowledge and secret mushroom spot with Gunner. He was always there when we needed anything.
— Art Parran
Jimmy was a one of a kind. I can't even express how much he has touched everyones heart in a different way. I am sad for his family that will feel the emptiness but happy for Jimmy finding health and happiness in his next journey. Condolences to all of the family and especially you Laurie.
— Peggy Parran
Jodi, Dave & I send our most sincere condolences. Though we never met you Dad, we know a part of him for raising such a beautiful, & loving woman. Praying for peace and comfort that can only come from Jesus
— Dave & Kathy Salisbury
Thank you for the laughs and good times.
— Ron Meyer
Laurie, Jeb, Jodi, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm here for you if you ever need to talk. Love and miss you
— Sue Perry
Jeb and family ,
So sorry to hear about your loss of your dad 😞. My heart and prayers are with you guys in this time of loss
— Krystina Chimoski
Jodi, Kyle and family,
We are so sorry for the passing of your dad. He must have been so proud of the woman you have become. Hugs, girl.
The Drapers
— Sandi Draper
Jodi. My deepest sympathies for you and your family as you grieve at this time. May you be comforted.
Brenda Davenport
— Brenda Davenport
Laurie, so very sorry. Thinking of you and sending heart felt prayers of peace.
— Dorie miller

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