Deacon James Burse

08/31/1935 - 11/17/2019

Obituary for Deacon James Burse

DEACON JAMES BURSE – Age 84, of LaFayette, Georgia, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019. He was a faithful deacon of Cove Road Church of God and owner of his family business, Burse’s Brick & Stone Mason, since 1970. He passionately enjoyed watching baseball and football and singing. He is preceded in death by the love of his life of 50 years, Betty Lucille Suttle Burse, his parents Jacob Burse and Rosie Dallas Burse, daughter Shelia Burse, son Todd Burse, and several brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his loving three sons, Kenneth Scott (Karen) Burse, Chadwick Sherard (Vicki) Burse, Minister Christopher Bernard (Christa) Burse, Sr. all of Lafayette, GA; brother, J. L. (Flossie) Burse of LaFayette, GA; grandchildren, Ashley Simmons, Tyler (Kayla) Burse, Bree Ware, Chasity Burse, Chandra Burse, Andrew Burse, Joshua Burse, Christopher Burse, Jr., Nykolas Burse; great grandchildren, Carter Simmons and Malachi Allen; brother-in-law, David Suttle; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. Special thank you to Pruitt Health Hospice and Hearth Hospice.

Homegoing Service will be held Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 12:00 Noon at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 223 Dunwoody Rd, LaFayette, GA 30728, with Minister Christopher Burse (Son) , eulogist and Pastor Rheubin Taylor, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the service. Interment: LaFayette Cemetery. Please share your thoughts and memories of Mr. James Burse at www.willisfuneralhomedalton.com. Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia.


Guest Book

With Our Deepest Sympathy. May peace come through family and Friends. Carolyn/Tolliver Suttle.

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Praying For The Burse Family. Faye Murray

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I used to love to hear Mr. Burse sing some of my favorite hymns at devotion service. He was truly a man of God, and will be missed. Jimmie/Deanna Baker.

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Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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