Barbara Patten Burgess

March 16, 1938 - July 7, 2014
Barbara Patten Burgess

Barbara Patten Burgess, age 76 of Seitter Acres in Wrightsboro passed away Monday, July 7, 2014 at her home.

She was born in Wilmington on March 16, 1938 to the late Robert Clifton Patten and Eva Mae Burton Patten. She was the widow of H.T. Burgess.

Barbara was a member of Wrightsboro Baptist Church and was retired from Dr. K.O. Pierce Dental office after 29 years of service.

Barbara is survived by one daughter, Donna Matthews Carroll and one son, Bobby Matthews and wife Lynn; and her children by marriage Mary (Steve), Sarah (Pete), and Becky (George); 10 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren; brother, Clifton Patten (Lorraine), and sister, Mary Ann Jones (D.L.).

The family will see friends from 6 to 8 pm Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

A graveside funeral service will be held 11 am Friday at Oleander Memorial Gardens officiated by Rev. Mike Lewis.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • July 08, 2014
    Sandy Blackburn says:
    My deepest sympathies in the loss of Barbara. She was one of the finest ladies that I have ever known. She and Horace were the best neighbors and friends. She was famous in my house for pickled beets and fried okra. I know she and Horace are rejoicing in heaven that they are reunited. She missed him so much. RIP my friend.

  • July 09, 2014
    Brooks and Wanda Costin says:
    Thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time..She was a beautiful and caring women that I know will be missed...

  • July 10, 2014
    Cindy Jones says:
    All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Barbara is now rejoicing with Uncle Horace. Cindy Jones & Jackie Clinard

  • July 09, 2014
    Tannis Nelson says:
    My condolences to Barbara's family. I knew her professionally and she was absolutely the best in her work as an office manager. She was always extremely friendly and thoughtful. It was a pleasure to know her.

  • July 10, 2014
    Tonya Thompson says:
    Thankful that she is at peace. Glad that she is celebrating with Uncle H.T. tonight and for eternity. May we remember them both every time we smell beautiful flowers.