Burlison obit

Thomas Gerald BurlisonThomas Gerald Burlison, 72, earned his well-deserved angel wings August 22, 2019 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama.

He was born in Bonifay on October 6, 1946 and graduated in 1964 from Jordan High School in Columbus, GA.

Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the Navy and served his country proudly.ย  After returning from active duty, he settled in Northwest Florida, where he married his wife Jackie and they raised their family.ย  He worked for the Florida Department of Transportation in Chipley until his retirement.

His absolute greatest joy in life was enjoying time with his two granddaughters, Cadee Benz and Charlotte Burlison. Gerald was loved by many, and his positive attitude and strength will leave a lasting impression on us all.

Thomas is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Adell Burlison of Bonifay, FL and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his wife and best friend, Jackie Burlison, daughter Brandi Benz (Derek) of Atlanta and son Nicholas (Katie) of New Orleans, LA, sister Fran Amerson (Pat), brother, David Burlison, and two granddaughters.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Brown Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 2:00-3:00 P.M. The service will begin at 3:00 P.M. with Reverend Jeffery Amerson officiating. Memorialization will follow by cremation.

In lieu of flowers please donate to:

Gully Baptist Church,ย 2824 HWY 90,ย Bonifay, FL 32425

Brown Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

3 Replies to “Burlison obit”

  1. Gerald was a life long friend. My heart breaks for his family.
    Gerald was a great man, and friend.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  2. So sorry to hear of Geraldโ€™s passing. I worked with him at DOT for many years in Chipley. Iโ€™ve know Dave since the late โ€˜60โ€™s. God bless the family. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  3. So very sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing. Was a friend for many years before working with him. He was a special man. My most sincere love and hugs to you, Jackie and your sweet family.

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