Phillip Lee Burse, age 84, of Rossville, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017.
He was one of the honorable founding members of the Golden Trumpets for 57 years. He was retired from Chattanooga Coke and Chemical and was a member of Cove Road Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jacob Burse; mother, Rosie Dallas Burse; sister, Esther Burse Careathers; and brothers, Elijah Burse, Joseph Burse, and Artis Burse.
He is survived by his devoted wife, Bertha Katheleen Burse; sons, Rev. Jerry Lee (Cynthia) Burse, Dea, Donnie Burse, Aaron (Peggy) Burse, and Steve Burse of Rossville; grandchildren; brothers, James Burse, J. L. (Flossie) Burse of LaFayette; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
A homegoing service will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. at Cove Road Church of God, 616 North Chattanooga St., LaFayette, with Pastor James Brown and other ministers officiating.
His remains will lie in state at the funeral home on Wednesday after 11 a.m. and the family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service.
Interment will be in Naomi Cemetery.
Please share your thoughts and memories of Phillip Lee Burse at www.willisfuneralhomedalton.com.
Arrangements are by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia.