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Paula Jean Burgess

Paula Jean Burgess, lovingly referred to as “Shorty” by her father, was born on February 24, 1953 in Columbus, OH. She departed her earthly home on June 21, 2023.

Paula graduated in the class of 1971 from West High School. She was employed with the United States Postal Service for 29 years as a mail carrier and clerk.

Paula was heavily involved in her community and was passionate about contributing her time volunteering at the local community shelters where she served in many different roles.

She served on the CRC Board for Glenwood Community Center from 2010-2016. She volunteered faithfully during holiday and senior events.

In her spare time Paula enjoyed playing Bingo with her sister, Pamela, and her daughters. Game nights with her children and grandchildren were always a highlight. She took winning very seriously.

Paula was preceded in death by her father and mother, Paul R. and Paris (Bowman) Taylor, Sr., a host of aunts and uncles, cousins, and her nephew, Christopher Taylor.

Paula leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Stephen Burgess; children, Yvonne Taylor, Gregory Johnson, Michael Johnson, Donald Johnson, Evette Langston, Matthew Johnson, Mikkel Johnson, Ein (Destiny) Johnson, Kara Johnson, Eli (Tanisha) Johnson, Parris Johnson, Tamar Johnson, Dionne Johnson and Kela Johnson Tomeka Howell and Carmen Mitchell; thirty-four grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, siblings, Carol A. Taylor, Pamela (Pattrick) Turner, Paul R. (Gilda) Taylor, Jr., and Deborah Scobey, Special Cousin Cynthia Bowman-Okafor, Special friend; Dee Dee Cradle, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

Paula had a caring and giving nature. She loved well and was well loved.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Friday, July 7, 2023 at Trinity Baptist Church, 461 St. Clair Ave.

Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.

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