born in Newna,
Ga., daughter of
the late George
and Cora May
Eva was a homemaker and a pastorís wife. She was a member of Bellevue Missionary Baptist Church.
She married the Rev. Bennie L. Burgess Sr. March 4, 1947, in Anniston, Ala. He preceded her in death in 2003.
Survivors include her son, the Rev. Bennie L. (Dixie) Burgess Jr. of Kannapolis, N.C.; daughters, Pat (Ron Drossman) Burgess of Bellevue, Kathy (Zeke) Setzler of Clyde and Ava Fuller of Tiffin; and 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, her son, Dannie Burgess; her parents; sister, Juanita McCowan; and brother Buddy Raines, preceded her in death.
Laid to rest in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde, OH.
Memorials may be made to Bellevue Missionary Baptist Church, 9304 SR 269, Bellevue, OH 44811.