PHIPPSBURG — On Sept. 19, 2015, heaven received an angel. Edith (Alexander) Burgess of Phippsburg, ME, passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Edith was 92 years of age, although she proclaimed vicariously that she was in fact, 29 and holding.

Edith was born March 29, 1923, daughter to Henry and Estella Alexander of Phippsburg, ME. She was part of a robust and loving family containing 13 siblings, plus two half and four step siblings. Her father was a minister, so naturally her love for God and faith followed and at the age of 16 she proclaimed her love for the church. She has since devoted her life to Christianity. Some of her fondest times included listening to her mother play the organ and singing with her sisters at church.

Equally as wonderful to her, was her “honey” referring to her husband, Samuel Burgess Sr. They were married on March 3, 1939. Not long after, their first born arrived, daughter Rosalyn (Burgess) Holbrook, next was daughter Edith McDonough Burgess, Samuel Burgess Jr., and lastly Estella (Burgess) Perkins.

Edith is predeceased by both of her parents, her husband, and daughter Edith McDonough. She also is predeceased by eight of her siblings.

Following her matriarchy she leaves behind four living generations. Her grandchildren, Edith (Holbrook) Darling, Charlotte (Holbrook) Fitch, Charles Holbrook, Samuel Burgess III, Laurie (Burgess) McNelly and Sasha (Perkins) Gray; great-grandchildren, Brandi (Ballard) Tainter, Vanessa Fitch, Savanna Burgess, Joey Leask, Brice McNelly, Brent Holbrook and Liz Holbrook; great-greatgrandchildren, Addison and James Tainter.

There are too many family and friends to name here that were blessed to have Edith in their life. She was a devoted Christian wife, mother, grandmother and friend; always selfless, caring, compassionate and loving. She always put her love for God and her family first. She was a true angel here on earth and will continue her good work in the next life.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, from 1 to 2 p.m. and a funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the Sebasco Nazarene Church in Phippsburg, ME. A Celebration of Life to follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Sebasco Nazarene Church, thank you. To express your thoughts and condolences with the family, please visit www.desmondfuneralhomes.com.