Thelma Irene Burge
Thelma Irene Burge, 98, of Albany, Texas, was called home and embraced by her Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 23, 2020.
Graveside service is 2 p.m. Friday, February 28, at the Albany Cemetery. The service will be directed by Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home with Chuck Shepphard officiating.
She was born February 19, 1922, in Quinlan, Texas, the daughter of James and Ethel Henrise Jr. She married Floyd Cecil Burge in 1938 and the two made Albany their home.
Thelma was a longtime member of the First Assembly of God Church in Albany, where she taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and served as the church secretary. God was always first in her life and she loved Him with every ounce of her being. She was a fierce prayer warrior for all of her family and friends. Thelma was lovingly called Meme and anyone that knew her can attest to what an amazing cook and baker she was. You never left Meme's house hungry! She also enjoyed spending time reading her Bible, sewing, quilting, arts and crafts of any kind and playing Yahtzee.
She was preceded in death by her parents James and Ethel Henrise Jr., brother Paul William Henrise, husband Floyd Cecil Burge, and son Warren Cecil Burge.
Survivors include daughter-in-law, Jo Lynn Burge and husband, Rocky Hagood, of Mineral Wells; grandchildren, Tammy Austin and husband, David, of Mineral Wells, Traca Burge, of Albany, and Tee Jay Burge and wife, Lindsay, of Mineral Wells; great-grandchildren, Katelyn Connally and husband, Colton, Brad Austin, Kassidy Austin, Cain Sanchez, KarLea Sanchez, Stacy Burge, Aiden Villarreal and Avri Burge; and great-great grandson, Rowan Connally.
The family wishes to express special gratitude to the ownership and staff at Serenity Estates. Their tremendous love, care and devotion to Meme for the past two years has been overwhelming and will never be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to Serenity Estates for the Tennant's Activity Fund in memory of Thelma's love for arts and crafts. Donations may be mailed or given in person at 401 N.W. 4th St., Mineral Wells, TX 76067.
Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home
Published on February 25, 2020

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Bro. Don & Mary Helen Clevenger
Feb 26, 2020
Thelma was a joy to pastor. She loved the Lord with all of her heart. What a true Saintly Lady she was! She had a beautiful quiet spirit, and showed all of us how to live for Jesus. No doubt, Thelma has already heard, “ Well done thou good and faithful servant, enter into the Joy of the Lord.”
Belinda Billings
Feb 26, 2020
I remember spending a few days with Thelma during the summer when I was a kid. Sweet lady, rest in peace.
Belinda Billings