Augusta Birchfield (1921 – 2012)
On Tuesday, February 14, 2012, our beloved mother Augusta Burchfield passed away and went home to be with the Lord. Her life began December 20, 1921, daughter of the late Rev. Charlie and Amanda (Roby) McCann. Augusta accepted Christ at an early age and joined the First Baptist Church in Pheba, MS. She later became a proud member of the Second Baptist Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She spent many years living in Starksville, Ms and Kenosha, Wisconsin. Augusta retired from work as a certified nursing assistant. She also became an accomplished seamstress and her greatest love was spending quality time with her grand children.Augusta was united in Holy Matrimony to Mr. Wille J. Burchfield on September 15, 1941. From this union thirteen children were born. She leaves to cherish her precious memory Rev. Willie J. Burchfield Jr. (First Lady Sharon), Gallatin, TN; Fox Charles Burchfield, Kenosha WI; Curtis Burchfield, Starkville, MS; Ottis Burchfield, Portland, OR; Allan (Cheryl) Burchfield, Zion, IL and Donald Burchfield, Kenosha, WI; Lee D. Burchfield, Daurte, CA; Opaletta (Ed) Freeman, Wadsworth, IL; Willma D. Burchfield, Kenosha, WI; Juanita Burchfield, Meridian, MS and Onita (Consella) Hampton, Starkville, MS. She also has over thirty grand children and great grand children and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Augusta was preceded in death by her father mother Rev. Charlie and Amanda McCann, her husband Willie J Burchfield Sr., a daughter Mandy Lillie Burchfield, a son David Burchfield, three brothers; Rev. Fox Charles McCann, Daniel McCann and Roger McCann; three sisters, Opaletta Burton, Ivy McCann and Bernice Mattie McCann.
Augusta can now say: “I have fought a good fight, I have finish my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me that day and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Timothy Chapter 4:7-8
Augusta Burchfield family would like to thank Mrs. Candace Gallespi and her staff at the Harbor House North for the excellent care they gave their mother during her three years stay. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel. Thank you from the bottom of our heart.
Augusta’s Home Going Service celebrating her life will be held at 10 am on February 22, 2012, at Second Baptist Church 3925 32nd Ave, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53142.