Hilda Mae Hargrove Burgess, 95, of Ramseur, died Friday, February 5, 2021 at Universal Health Care in Ramseur.
Graveside Memorial Services, 1:00 PM, Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at Moon's Chapel Baptist Church, Siler City.
Officiating, Rev. Patrick Fuller.
Hilda Mae was born to Mary Freda Fox Hargrove and Joseph (Joe) Henry Hargrove May 14, 1925. She enjoyed a happy childhood on the family farm located in the Rocky River Baptist Church Community north of Siler City, NC and where she was surrounded by the love of her parents and her great-grandfather Zeno Columbus (Z.C.) Johnson who she simply called "Grandpa".
Hilda Mae was a graduate of Silk Hope High School and Greensboro Commercial College. She was employed by Chatham Bank in Siler City and Bank of Coleridge in Ramseur as a bookkeeper.
Hilda Mae's first marriage at age 18 was to Ralph Lee Lindley, a dairy farmer in the Snow Camp community of Alamance County. Ralph was killed in a farming accident after which Hilda Mae and their two young children, Diane and Ralph, Jr. moved back to her family home. Three years later Hilda Mae married Causey Harris (C.H.) Burgess and Diane and Ralph became C.H.'s children also. Their family was completed with the births of children, Sybil and Wayne. Hilda Mae and C.H. lived a life of affection and mutual respect for 48 years on their tobacco farm in the Brown's Crossroads Community of Randolph County and she was a faithful member of Moon's Chapel Baptist Church for over 65 years. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Ralph Lee Lindley, Sr. and second husband, Causey Harris (C.H.) Burgess, parents, Joe and Freda Fox Hargrove, daughter, Sylvia Diane Lindley Hicks, son, Ralph Lee Lindley, Jr., and son-in-law, Billy Murray, Sr.
Survivors: daughter, Sybil Burgess Murray, of Ramseur, son, Wayne Ray Burgess, and wife Linda, of Whitsett, grandchildren, Shannon Lindley, Brandy Kramer, Stan Hicks, Mike Hicks, Mary Miller Jordan and Alli Marie Burgess, twelve great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, daughters-in-law, Gilda Buckner, Linda Burgess, sons-in-law, Tony Hicks and Lindsay Miller, III, and many cousins, nieces and nephews from all sides of her family.
Condolences may be made online at www.loflinfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements by Loflin Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ramseur.
Memorials may be made to Moon's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 175 Moons Chapel Church Rd., Siler City, NC 27344 or Salvation Army at https://give.salvationarmyusa.org/give or Hospice of Randolph County, 416 Vision Dr., Asheboro, NC 27203.
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