She was born here in Cleveland on May 31, 1934, a daughter of the late Elmer and Mildred Thompson. She was of the Baptist faith and a member of Clingan Ridge Baptist Church.
She and her late husband, Richard, owned and operated Burger Music for more than 25 years. After retirement, she went on to work for the Cleveland Police Department for six additional years as a school crossing guard.
She loved to work in her yard and creating various types of gardens such as Japanese, flower and water gardens. She also enjoyed working with ceramics.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard Burger; one son, Anthony Burger; one sister, Katherine Huelett; and her twin brother, Dean Thompson.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, two sons: Clinton Burger and wife, Janet, of Cleveland and Randy Burger and wife, Linda, of Athens; one daughter-in-law, Luanne Burger of Nashville; one sister, Naomi Wright Sexton (Gilbert); one brother, Homer Thompson (Dena Rae); six grandchildren: A.J. Burger, Austin Burger, Monica Chestnut, Alan Davis, Tabitha Burger and Travis Burger; and five great-grandchildren: Kaleb Triplett, Karson Huff, Olivia Davis, Eli Chestnut and Zeke Chestnut. She is also survived by numerous other extended family members, friends and church family.
A celebration of her life is planned for Wednesday night, June 26, 2013, at 8 at Clingan Ridge Baptist Church, 2412 Georgetown Road, with Joe Collins and Mayor Tom Rowland officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church on Wednesday from 6 to the 8 p.m. service time.
Interment and the graveside committal service will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013, at noon in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Jean and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial Web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service is honored to assist the Burger family with these arrangements.