Oma Lee (Averitt) Burgess

December 11, 1929 ~ April 16, 2019 (age 89)

Ms. Oma Lee Burgess, age 89 of Benton, KY passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Christian Care Center in Kuttawa, KY.

Born Wednesday, December 11, 1929 in Paducah, KY, she was the daughter of the late David Averitt and the late Edna (McKendree) Averitt. She was a towboat cook for M & G Towing, she was a caregiver and a homemaker.

Surviving are her daughters, Marsha Jean Burgess of Benton, KY and Theresa Ann Puckett of Gallatin, TN; brother, Bobby Averitt of Benton, KY, sisters, Shirley Grogan of Calif, Mary Don Hultman of Metropolis, IL and Wanda Rybolt of Morristown, TN; grandchildren, Shannon Lee Rhea, husband Richie; Clifton Edward Griggs, wife Beth; George Allen Wring; Jennifer Irene Palmer; Zachary Dylan Puckett; 11 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Karen Wring, brothers, David Averitt, Jr., Edd Averitt, Johnny Averitt, Bailey Averitt; sister, Helen Oney.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home, Benton, KY with Rev. Richie Clendenen officiating. Inurnment will follow the service in the Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Paducah, KY.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until the memorial service hour at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019, at Collier Funeral Home, 211 West 5th, Benton, KY.

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