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Hi I'm Ellen Heisler Burgess

I am a retired deputy trial court clerk, a seamstress and I created the Halo Vest for blind dogs and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am retired from Orange County government in Florida. I joined the church when I was 12 years old along with my mother and sister. I attended seminary for 3 years at Cocoa Ward, Florida. I am a baby boomer and retired to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia where I created the Halo Vest, a unique medical device for blind animals. I have been married for 38 years and also have my own sewing business here in Blairsville, Georgia.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church at 12 years old and had to develop my own testimony by reading the scriptures, saying my prayers and attending church. I came to the understanding that this is the truth that God wants us to have. It is complete and gives us the direction to return to our Loving Heavenly Father some day. I have taught the gospel to the youth and do so now, knowing that God lives and this is our responsibility to bring to them the truth of the gospel and the only true church with all of God's plans revealed to us without any doubt of where we came from, why we are here and where we are going after this life.

How I live my faith

I attended Seminary as a youth and have taught it for several years. I am on my 3rd year at this time as a seminary teacher and also teach gospel doctrine in our small branch. I assist my husband with his calling as he guides the members in our branch. I have been the 4 H granny for the union county youth in our county and have help with many floats and parades.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Ellen Heisler Burgess
Both mother and father have a necessary and important role in the lives of their children. Parent's work in the home will be more effective if their first priorities are God, each other, and their children. Husband should support their wives and wives support their husbands and talk out all problems together. Show more Show less