Mary Sue Rowe Burgess

Mary Sue Rowe Burgess, 66, of Monticello passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Drew Memorial Health System. She was born November 12, 1952 in Dermott to the late Mary Christine Odom Chambers Rowe and Pete Junior Rowe of Monticello.

A housewife, she was affectionately known as “Ms. Monticello Live” and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her mother, she was also preceded in death by one son, Eric Lee Wash.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Burgess of Monticello; one son, Benjamin (Jennifer) Burgess of Fountain Hill; her father, Pete Junior Rowe of Monticello; two brothers, Vernon (Sandra) Rowe of Pittsburg, Texas and Norman (Lisa) Rowe of Cabot; two granddaughters, Kaylee Faith Wash and Jacie Ann Wash; numerous nieces and nephews; and one poodle, Mickey.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Tillar Cemetery with Rev. Sanders Brooks officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to the Gideon Camp of Monticello, P.O. Box 35, Monticello 71657 or the Children’s VBS Ministry Bus of the Bartholomew Baptist Association, P.O. Box 983, Warren 71671.  Arrangements were by Stephenson-Dearman.  Online guestbook:

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