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Terrie Denise (Sturdivant) Burgan

June 1, 1964


Terrie Denise Burgan, age 57, transitioned from her earthly home January 1, 2022. She fought gallantly against an aggressive form of cancer called Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma. Terrie was born June 1, 1964 to Jimmie Charles and Ruby Ann Sturdivant.

Terrie gave her life to Christ at a very young age and served him diligently from that day. She was united in holy matrimony to Derrick Lloyd Burgan, Sr. on February 27, 2000.

After graduating Bowman Senior High School in 1982, Terrie received her Registered Nurse Certification from Presbyterian School of Nursing in Charlotte, North Carolina, May 31, 1985. From there she joined the United States Army and transitioned to Officer Candidate School. Terrie retired, as a Major, from the U.S. Army on June 30, 2008 after 20 years of Service. During her service, she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wingate College on May 9, 1992 and her Master’s in Public Health Nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University on May 22, 2004.

Terrie leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, Derrick Lloyd Burgan, Sr. from Vine Grove, KY, one son, Darnelle Hailey (Asia) from Ft. Mill, SC, her mother, Ruby Ann Sturdivant, her sister, Brenda Deberry-Marsh (Larry), her sister, Pamela Rose Burgan (Vincent) and her brother, Corey Charles Sturdivant. In addition, she leaves two grandchildren, Sanaa Denise Hailey and Amare Ray West-Hailey that she absolutely adored. Terrie cherished her relationships with her niece, Parkker Inez Burgan, her step-daughter's, Tiffany Loytisha Burgan (Chance) and Daraja Gambia Burgan-Johnson (Zariah), her step-son's, Glynn Gaston (Lamar, Lamonte, Noah, Josh, and Promyse) and Derrick Burgan, Jr. (Daniel, Robert, Haileigh, Naomi, Gabriel, Leah, Maddex, and Kai). She raved about and loved all of her aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Terrie was preceded in death by her father, Jimmie Charles Sturdivant.

Terrie was a public servant who gave selflessly. She always greeted you with a smile and had the kindest heart. She will be forever loved, she will be forever missed.

Visitation will be from 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM, Friday, January 7, 2022 at Chism Family Funeral Home, Vine Grove, KY.

Funeral services for Mrs. Burgan will be held at 1:30 PM, Friday, January 7, 2022 at the chapel of Chism Family Funeral Home, Vine Grove, KY.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2:30 PM, Thursday, January 20, 2022 at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, Radcliff, KY.

Please make donations to:
The Lymphoma Research Foundation, Wall Street Plaza, 88 Pine Street, Suite 2400 New York, NY 10005 or


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January 7, 2022

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Chism Family Funeral Home
769 Highland Ave
Vine Grove, KY 40175

Funeral Service
January 7, 2022

1:30 PM
Chism Family Funeral Home
769 Highland Ave
Vine Grove, KY 40175

Graveside Service
January 20, 2022

2:30 PM
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central
2501 North Dixie Boulevard
Radcliff, KY 40160


The Lymphona Research Foundation (Wall Street Plaza)
88 Pine Street, Suite 2400, New York NY 10005
Tel: 1-212-349-2910

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