September 26, 1949 ~ February 7, 2020 (age 70)

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Mary Helen Britton Burger

Age 70

Of Athens

Passed away Friday, February 7, 2020

At Starr regional Medical Center in Athens


A native of Chattanooga and longtime resident of Sweetwater and most recently of Athens. She was the daughter of the late Carl and Margie Nelson Britton and was preceded in death by a sister, Lily Grant; two brothers, Richard Britton and Curly Britton.  


Survivors include her husband of 54 years,

   Thomas Gather Burger of Athens

Two sons and one daughter-in-law,

   Tommy Dewayne and Tracey Burger of Sweetwater

   Chad Burger of Niota

Special granddaughter, Sierra Burger

One brother, Henry Britton of Madisonville


A Celebration of Life visitation will be 2-4 pm Tuesday in the Chapel of Ziegler Funeral Home.


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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Mary Helen Britton Burger.

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February 11, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Ziegler Funeral Home
521 W. Madison Ave
Athens, TN 37303

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