Mrs. Elaine Batten Burgess, 96, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2020 at her home.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Laurel Hill Baptist Church, officiated by the Rev. Tim Maderis and the Rev. Robert Hittepole. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Burgess was born November 15, 1923 in Montgomery County. She was a daughter of the late Claude and Nannie Lamonds Batten. She was a lifelong member and the oldest living member of Laurel Hill Baptist Church and was a retired surgical nurse with over 20 years of service with Montgomery Memorial Hospital. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved her flowers, basket weaving, her church, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her entire family and her swimming pool.
She is survived by daughter, Gail Gillis of Troy; grandsons, James D. Gillis III of High Falls and David Gillis (Anissa) of Mt. Gilead; granddaughters, Patricia Gillis and Elizabeth Cloninger (Craig), both of Troy; great-grandchildren, Clay Gillis, Noah Gillis, Abigail Cloninger and Olivia Cloninger; and sister, Janie Parnell of Troy. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Ellis Burgess; sisters, Winnie Davis, Grace Hogan and Thelma Epps; and brothers, Carlie Batten, Wade Batten, Lacy Batten and Bud Batten.
Bumgarner Family Funeral Service is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.bumgarnerfunerals.com