Meridian Star


November 26, 2012

Leola Williamson Burton


    UNION — Leola Williamson Burton, 89, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. Mrs. Burton was a lifelong resident of the Hopewell community in Little Rock, Miss.

    She was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church, where she served as church treasurer for more than 50 years. She worked at Peoples Bank of Union, now Regions, for over 40 years. She was a graduate of Beulah Hubbard High School and East Central Community College.

    Mrs. Burton is survived by her son, J. Stan Burton and his wife Sheree Warnick Burton of Ellisville; her son, Tim H. Burton and his wife Joyce of Flowood; grandchildren Richard Burton and wife Julie, Dustin Burton and wife Robin, Kristal Burton, Elise Burton Graham and husband Jacob, Ellyn Burton, Aaron Burton, and Michael Burton; step granddaughter, McKayla Rase, great grandchildren, David Burton, Ethan Burton, Olivia Burton; daughter-in-law, Dale Herrington Burton; and sister-in-law, Ruth Beemon Williamson.

    Mrs. Burton was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Ivan A. Burton; her son, Randy Ivan Burton; her brother, Earlie Edgar Williamson; and sister, Mildred Arlena Williamson; and her parents, Joseph Jermany Williamson and Nettie Harrison Williamson.

    The funeral service was held at the Hopewell Baptist Church in Little Rock, Miss., on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 at 3 p.m. with visitation preceding. Rev. Jimmy McDill conducted the service.

    Pallbearers were Richard Burton, Aaron Burton, Michael Burton, Johnnie Wright, Doyle White, and Dennis Miller. Interment was in the church cemetery.

    Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund of Hopewell Baptist Church. The Burton family wishes to express its thanks to Mrs. Burton’s many friends for their prayers, support, and sympathy. Milling Funeral Home of Union was in charge of arrangements.

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