Tezzie Arthur Bursey Jr., 85, of Texarkana, Texas, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in Shreveport, La.

Mr. Bursey was born Jan. 20, 1927, in Nash, Texas. He was a retired postal worker, vice president of Federal Employee Credit Union, volunteer for Wadley Regional Medical Center and member of Boy Scouts of America and Alzheimer’s Association boards of directors and St. Paul Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his wife, Canary Hughey-Bursey; four daughters, Trisha Bursey-Elmore of Washington, Kimberly Bursey-Reece, Elnora Bursey-Payton and Hazel Martin of Texarkana; one brother, Ray C. Bursey Sr. of Texarkana; eight grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. T.J. Roberson officiating. Burial will be in Chapelwood Memorial Gardens under direction of Haynes Mortuary.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church.

Viewing will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Grove Baptist Church.

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Published: 02/03/2012