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Billy Solomon Burgess

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“Miss Louise and family, the Ennis Family sends our deepest sympathy for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 22 | Posted by: Millie Pilchard - Pocomoke City, MD

“I taught with Billy for a number of years and we would often talk about art and funny things students would say or do in the classroom. He was always...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Mike Morris - Salisbury, MD

“Mr. Burgess was my "#1 Teacher" and a great friend! Although decades have passed since we had last met, he was never far from my thoughts and...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Eric Hale - Laytonsville, MD

“A really great art teacher and person. Enjoyed his class even if I did not like parts of what he was teaching; he still inspired me to pursue art...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Marlies Bates - Fairmont, WV

“My condolences go out to the family,sorry for loss. I just want to let you know you were a wonderful teacher. R.I.P Mr.Burgess ”
5 of 22 | Posted by: Anna - Salisbury, MD

“RIP Mr. Burgess. Thanks for your dedication to students and education. Prayers and hugs for your family. ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Juley Nelson. Harper

“It's so sad to hear of the loss of a very nice and compassionate man. And treated everyone no different. We lost a good man but God gained a Angel......Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Hope Grebos - Salisbury, MD

“One of the best, and most memorable teachers at Wi Hi. Rest in peace. ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Jayson - Salisbury

“Mr. Burgess was the nicest gentleman that i had ever met.he was a inspiration and a mentor.He taught us as a class that art was about being as...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Ronald Hull Jr. - Salisbury, MD

“Mr. Burgess..Thank you for the fond memories in art class and letting Arlene Balam and I drive that sporty red mustang you had. Fond and funny...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Doretha Burrell - Waldorf

“Mr. Burgess taught not only our minds , but our souls...He was unique and cool and understood the teenage spirit... ”
11 of 22 | Posted by: Mary Mullen - Streamwood, IL

“My favorite teacher in high school. RIP Mr. Burgess. ”
12 of 22 | Posted by: Lori Carrick - Salisbury, MD

“Farewell, my friend. You were and inspiration to many students, including me. The world lost a compassionate, caring, and articulate man. I was...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Frank Feather - Fort Leonard Wood, MO

“Mr.burgess you have kept the faith you fought a good fight you were a excellent art teacher,a true friend it really hurts me to hear you had passed...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Jessie Scott - Salisbury, MD

“I'm sadden to see that a fellow classmate posted this online. I graduated in 98 from Wicomico High School. Mr. B was one of the greatest teachers I...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: - Salisbury, MD

You made me fall in love with all aspects of art “Wishing you safe passage a you transition to your heavenly plain. You ha such a kind and gentle spirit. Class with you was so much fun. ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Tanya Carroll - Salisbury, MD

“Mr. Burgess he was one of the fairest teachers I knew. He believed in me and pushed me to do the best. He was one of the teachers I made sure I...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Chris Scott - Fruitland, MD

“You will be missed. ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Tony Warner Jr. - Salisbury, MD

“My favorite teacher. He was loved by so many. Fair, honest and always encouraging. He was one of those rare teachers that didn't talk down to you....Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Susan Read Usilton - Salisbury, MD

“What a wonderful man, and a great educator. Thanks for the memories. Rest in peace Mr. Burgess. James M. Bennett class of 1976. ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Billy Smith - Salisbury, MD

“It is with a very heavy heart that I have to say goodbye to one of my colleagues at Wicomico High School. I have said that one can usually go through...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Robert Freeman - Snow Hill, MD

“So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr.Burges. He was one of the best teachers I can remember he Will be truly missed. As the days go by may your fond...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Carole Ennis Smith - Parsonsburg, MD


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Billy passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016.

Billy was a resident of Marion Station, Maryland at the time of his passing.

He was educated in the Somerset County Schools and graduated from Carter G. Woodson High School in Crisfield in 1967.

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