Edward C. Burgess, 62, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 30th, 2021, at Beaumont Hospital, Farmington Hills.
Edward was born September 13th, 1958, in Mobile, Alabama, to Alexander and Ruth (Warren) Burgess. He is the second oldest of five siblings, Roy Burgess, Janice Burgess, Kim Burgess †, and Lawrence Burgess.
He was a 1976 graduate of East Side High School in Columbus, Ohio. On September 3rd, 1981, he married Jeri Fields in Columbus, Ohio.
Edward's dedication to Red Lobster Seafood Restaurant drew him and his family to Romulus, Michigan, where they lived and watched their children grow. He continued as a head chef in Livonia, Michigan, totaling thirty-eight-years of commitment.
Edward truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasure; conversing with neighbors, watching various sports from football to tennis, and spending time with his family – especially his grandchildren. With his unique gift and ability to speak to everyone he met, Edward made the most profound connections with people.
Edward is survived by wife Jeri (Fields); children, Nicole (Burgess) Moore, her husband Lawrence T. Moore, Monika Burgess, Ryan Burgess, and Kasey Burgess; grandchildren Lawrence T. Moore II and Layla K. Moore; mother Ruth; brothers Roy and Lawrence; sister Janice. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his sister, Kim.
From his family: We thank you for the sacrifices you have made for us. We may not have told you enough but we are hoping you knew all along how much you meant to us. You are irreplaceable… you will always be in our hearts… and we will always love you.
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