July 8, 1943 ~ June 14, 2020

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Resided in: Braselton, Georgia

Burgess Baird Jr. (Papa) was welcomed home by our Lord and many loved ones Sunday morning 14th of June 2020. Burgess was a loving husband, father, brother, grandpa, uncle, cousin, and friend to many loved ones. He was born July 8th, 1943 in Atlanta, grew up in Sandy Springs, and spent his entire life living in the state of Georgia. Burgess and Ann eventually resided in Braselton where they spent the last 20 years. In 1975, Burgess began his contracting business and he was still active every day in that business until a brief time before he passed away. He developed thousands of lots in the metro Atlanta area for various companies throughout the years, and his business is ongoing through his family. Burgess also served on the Gwinnett Council for Quality Growth for many years as well as the Braselton Planning and Zoning Commission. He enjoyed spending time with family and especially Ann, his wife of 53 years. Burgess could be found watching NASCAR races, working countless puzzles, watching Braves games, playing golf, bird/deer hunting, spending time with his grandkids, enjoying his back porch, reading books, the newspaper, and getting speeding tickets! He was a devoted member of Ivy Creek Baptist Church in Buford. Burgess Baird Jr. left an impact on everyone that had the pleasure of meeting him. He was the hardest worker many of us have ever known, and he had a tender heart for many. A hole will forever be left in our hearts until we are blessed to see him again in Heaven.

He is survived by his wife Ann Hall Baird, son Jason Burgess Baird, daughter-in-law Heather Lynn Baird, granddaughter Sydney Lennox Baird, grandson Conner Burgess Baird, sister Melissa Hunt, sister Katherine Schubert, brother-in-Law Ashley Schubert, brother and sister-in law Margaret and Rick Mills, sister-in-Law Miriam Hall, many nephews, nieces, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his son James Stephen Baird, mother Katherine Baird, father Burgess Baird Sr., sister Betty Baird Bryant, brother-in-law Kelly Hunt.

Visitation will take place Thursday June 18th from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Wages and Sons Funeral Homes and Crematories on Lawrenceville Hwy.

Memorial service will take place June 19th at 2:00pm at Ivy Creek Baptist Church in Buford.

Flowers accepted or donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or Eagle Ranch (Flowery Branch, GA).

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Visitation: June 18, 2020 4:00 pm - June 18, 2020 8:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, 30046

770-277-4550

Memorial Service: June 19, 2020 2:00 pm - June 19, 2020 3:00 pm

Ivy Creek Baptist Church
2500 Ivy Creek Road N.E.
Buford, GA 30519


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  1. We are so saddened by the loss of our dear friend, Burgess. Our thoughts and prayers are with his precious wife, Ann and his family.
    Love and blessings
    Darlene and Terry Holman

  2. My prayers and sympathy to Ann, Jason, Heather and family. I will always remember Burgess with fondness. I have many special memories from when he invited our office to spend time on his boat in the 80’s. I’m so glad I was able to share in the company’s 25th anniversary celebration cruise. He was always generous and kind. Rest in God’s Eternal Peace, my friend.

  3. Prayers with the Baird Family.
    Can picture Burgess now in heaven driving that silver corvette while sportin a brand new pair of cowboy boots

  4. CandleImageDear family and friends of Burgess,

    The team at Lamar Ewing Trucking, Inc. offers our deepest sympathy for your loss. Throughout the years, customers become family and Burgess is one of our own. His kindness, understanding, professionalism and friendship left a lasting impact on us. May the Lord give you strength and comfort during this time of pain and darkness. We will keep the family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.

    Anne, Billy, Daniel, Jan, Jonathan and Mike

    • CandleImageI cannot begin to tell you the huge role this man played in the past 30 years of my life and blessed I was to have him as my father in law. I’ll miss you so much but will see you again. I know the reunion with Steve has to be amazing, and that helps a little bit but I still want you here with us. Love you

  5. CandleImageWe are so sad to lose a special guy like Burgess. We are praying for Ann and their family. Much love to you and your family as you grieve the loss that seemed so sudden to us.

  6. CandleImageOur hearts are broken and shattered at the lost of Burgess! What a loss to all of us that knew and loved him. We can’t imagine the pain of Ann and the family at this time. You are in our prayers daily.
    He was such a big part of our Community and The Town of Braselton he will be enormously missed.
    We are so Blessed to have had him in our lives.

  7. Ann and Jason, I was very sad to hear that Burgess had passed. What wonderful memories of him when we all lived on William Ivey. I pray that you will be comforted with all your memories and blessed with all the stories shared by the many he touched.

  8. We are so sorry, Ann, that we cannot be at the funeral. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time. May our LORD Jesus put his loving arms around you and your family for total comfort. We have to depend on our Lord completely during times like this. Roy and I love you deeply and will be here for you. Call if you need us.

  9. Ann… Tommy and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Burgess. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. CandleImageSo sorry, I know you will miss him so much till you see him and Stephen again❤️❤️I have very sweet memories of him with always a big hug and smile❤️😘

  11. CandleImageI was sorry to hear of the untimely passing of Burgess. Growing up in Sandy Springs I remember him well . My mother, Dorothy Palmer, was a friend of Burgess’s mother and both were active attendees of Providence Baptist Church ( now First Baptist Church of Sandy Springs). Fortunately, I was able to see Burgess at several reunions of Sandy Springs High School graduates and recall well him arriving in a yellow Chevrolet SSR convertible pickup. Like him, I enjoyed sporty vehicles.

    My condolences to Burgess’s family and please know that he will be missed.

    Jim Palmer
    SSHS Class of 1960

  12. So sorry to hear of Burgess’s passing …
    He was a great guy to work with for 20 +
    Years … and also a good friend .
    He was there for me when my dad passed..
    He will be missed !!!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you .
    Darrin Bennett
    Clyde Gilleland Grading

  13. My deepest sympathy to Ann, Jason, Connor and all of Burgess’s family. Burgess was truly one of of the good ones. He stood by what he said and his word could be taken to the bank. Burgess was more than a client, he was a true friend. He will be deeply missed. I’m going to miss finding a “damn good bbq spot” with him. Rest In Peace Mr. B.

  14. We are so sorry to hear of Burgess’ passing. My husband always referred to Burgess as “a great guy” and we thought the world of him. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you Ann and your family.

  15. CandleImageBurgess Baird was one of the kindest men we have ever met. I began working for Larry and Mary Thompson as their bookkeeper in the early 1990’s and he was developing land for them then and his company is developing land for them now. He lost his son not too long after I met him and shared about that. The latest thing that Burgess did that stands out in my mind was when my husband fell and broke his femur. Burgess came by to pick up a check and came in to see George. As he left, he said, “Now you know if you need someone to come mow your lawn or anything else, just give me a call and I will send someone.” That was Burgess Baird.
    He will be sorely missed by all. Our sincere condolences to his wife and all the family!
    Sarah and George Davis

  16. CandleImageGod bless the Baird family. No one saw this coming. Burgess you are loved and will be missed so much. Until we meet again my friend.

  17. Burgess me and my brothers shooting on his farm after my father’s funeral. I was a child when I first met him and recognized him as a teen. His sorrow for us was sincere, his concern genuine. I remember the looks and wondered what he could be thinking and why we were out there. As a 50 yr. old adult w a 22 yr old son and a 5 yr old son…. with a little more understanding, I am truly appreciative. It was a wise, considerate, kind, and thoughtful gesture. I know his friendship and love for my father was genuine and only now as I am older do I realize that in the short time we had there, he was not only giving my mother time to visit and mourn, he was also giving some loving distraction to some young boys who needed it terribly. I appreciate that so much now and can only thank him and wish him well. His soul shined that day for us as I’m sure his loved ones surely understand. Thank you.

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