Nancy Gofus

Obituary of Nancy Gofus

Nancy Burgess Gofus, 63, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 17, after a short battle with an aggressive cancer.  Born on Nov. 24, 1953 in Waycross, GA, she was the daughter of J.J. (Jack) and Mary Mercer Burgess.

Nancy was an executive with a number of companies within the telecommunications and internet domain industries for over 35 years.  She was an active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Herndon, VA and was also deeply involved with a number of non-profit organizations.  A proud graduate of the College of William and Mary, Class of 1975, she was the outgoing Chair of the College of William and Mary Foundation Board.  She had previously served as chair of the Volunteers of America National Board and was currently serving on the board of the Volunteers of America – Chesapeake. 

She is survived by her husband, Joe, her children, J. Matthew Gofus (Kate) and Kathryn Scholfield (Tyler) and two grandchildren, Margaret and Jack Gofus.  She is also survived by her mother, Mary Mercer Burgess and her brother, J. Michael Burgess.

The family will receive friends on Sun. Oct. 22, 5-7pm at Adams-Green Funeral Home, Herndon. A funeral service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held on Mon. Oct.23, 11am at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Herndon.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the College of William and Mary or Trinity Presbyterian Church, Herndon