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Stephen Michael Burgess

June 18, 1956 — December 7, 2020

Stephen M. Burgess, age 64, of Davie, Florida, passed away Monday, December 7th, 2020. He was born June 18th, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois, to Eugene and Gloria Burgess. 

Steve was the owner and founder of Burgess Lawn and Garden company for over 30 years. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, boating, camping, nature as a whole, and always dreamed of being a fishing guide. Steve loved nothing more than taking family and friends on adventures through the Everglades and the Ten Thousand Islands.

Steve could light up any room he walked into with his huge smile and an even bigger heart. He was loved by everyone who knew him. Steve knew the right words to say to make a bad day into a great one, and always put everyone before himself. Family was everything to him.   

Steve is survived by his loving wife of 29 years,  Jane L. Burgess, (married March 12, 1991); parents, Eugene and Gloria Burgess; six children, Eric (Samantha) Burgess, Ann (Scott) Shapiro, Meagan (Brent) Wickum, Alexis Burgess, Jessenia Burgess and Stephen Burgess; five grandchildren, Aaron Shapiro, Emily Shapiro, Banan Burgess,  Annalise Burgess, Owen Burgess; two great-grandchildren, Chance Shapiro and Brandon Shapiro; seven siblings, Jennifer(Bob) Rucker, Laura(Reno) Oliosi, Colleen Benson, Daniel Burgess, David Burgess, Samantha Burgess, and Brian(Laura) Burgess.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The South Florida Wild Organization

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

T. M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home

7001 NW 4th St, Plantation, FL 33317

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