Reverend Burman Cape Sr., 90, went home to be with the Lord from his residence Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 surrounded by his family. Reverend Cape pastored several small churches in Whitfield and Pickens County before moving to the Rossville area where he has resided for the past 59 years.

He became pastor of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in 1952 then served two other area churches, Cloud Springs Baptist Church and Bible Baptist Church. Brother Cape’s ministry covered a span of some 64 years having spent over 50 years as a pastor. He founded two churches: The Hinton Baptist Church, Hinton GA. and The Bible Baptist Church, Rossville GA. where he served for 37 years until he retired from the pastorate in 1998. Brother Cape also preached hundreds of revivals throughout the southeast. Upon retiring from the Pastorate he entered the field of Evangelism and preached until October 2010. All who knew him where inspired by his zeal and determination to be faithful to his Lord and his Calling until death.

He was preceded in death by his parents Levi and Willie Mae Walraven Cape Reverend Cape is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Evelyn Cape, sons Rev Burman( Carol) Cape, Jr. Atlanta Ga and David ( Ruby ) Cape, Ringgold; brother William Cape, Manitowoc, Wis; three grandchildren Carrie Grantham, Rachel Cape and Nathan Wells. Five great-grandchildren.

 Funeral services will be 1:00p.m. Wednesday at Bible Baptist Church 110 Talley Ave. Rossville, GA with Rev Issac Johns, Rev. Ricky Gravelly and Rev. Dennis Eggert officiating. The body will lie in state at the church from 11-1 Wednesday. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ministers. Interment will follow in Tennessee Georgia Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to Bible Baptist Church 110 Talley Ave. Rossville, GA 30741 or Hospice of Chattanooga P.O. Box 19269 Chatttanooga, TN 37416.

The family would like to thank Hospice for their Compassion and Care Visit to view memorial tribute and share condolences. The family will receive friends from 4-8 Tuesday at Heritage Funeral Home, Battlefield Parkway.