Obituary of John E. Burton
John E. Burton, age 84, departed this life on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Delaware after a long illness.
He was born in Millsboro, Delaware on April 5, 1935, the son of the late Herbert L. Burton, Sr. and the late Florence E. Burton. He was born a twin, where his twin brother James passed from illness during infancy. He was born the ninth child of eighteen children.
He attended the Schools of Millsboro #204 and William C. Jason Comprehensive High School. He worked at Super Fresh Store in Lewes, Delaware as a butcher until he retired.
John was full of fun and loved to play sports. He will be sadly missed for his caring ways.
He was preceded in death by his brother: Herbert Lee Burton, Jr. and sisters: Anna M. Showell, C. Agnes Tankard, Dorothy E. Byrd, Frances E. Hardcastle and Mary I. Taylor.
John is survived by his brothers; William E. Burton, Charles T. Burton, Oliver V. Burton (Helen), H. Nelson Burton Sr. (Mary), and Joseph L. Burton. His sisters: Martha V. Wise (Junior), Princess C. Purnell and Fay E. Burton as well as a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, friends and a very close friend, Robin Irving.
Funeral services will be held at Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church, 28845 DuPont Boulevard, Millsboro Delaware on Friday, December 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Friends are invited from 10 AM to 11 AM for viewing and visitation.
Interment will be private
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