She was a longtime resident of Chaffee before moving to Pharr.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Smiley.
Burgess is survived by her husband, Maynard Burgess; two children, Vicki Robinson of Arlington, Va., Rick Smiley of Cape Girardeau; four grandchildren, Kristin, Brandon, Garrett and Samantha; two great-grandchildren, April and Jacqueline; four sisters, Margaret, Elsie, Betty, Marlene; and a brother, Gerald.
Relatives and friends may visit from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the chapel, with James Smiley officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Comfort House, 617 Dallas Ave., McAllen, Texas, 78501.