Cleavon Earl Burton, Jr.

Published 2:17 pm Friday, June 27, 2014

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Shorts Chapel CME. Church for Mr. Cleavon Earl Burton, Jr., 72, who died Thursday, June 12, at his residence.  Rev. Danna Turner officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Cleavon Burton was born to the late Cleavon Burton, Sr. and Mrs.Christine Burton in Jefferson Davis County, MS. He attended Carver High School but quit to care for his family.

He was married to the late Christian “Ted” Burton and to this union, three children were born. He later met and married Sandra Powell. He sang in the Sensational Gospel Group for over 40 years and was the proud owner of Burton Trucking and Logging.

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He was preceded in death by twin, James Earl Burton; brother, Robert Earl Burton; grandchild, Antoine Jefferson; and sister, Chrisdale Burton Jennings.

He is survived by wife, Sandra Burton; mother, Christine Burton; children, Earvin (Eddie Mae) Burton, Teresa Paige, James (LaJoyce) Gray, Regena (Padrick) Burton Myers, Derria White and Alaila Burton; stepchildren, Marcus Ball and Terrell (Irie) Powell; 10 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five sisters, Shirley (Ivory) Walmon of Hattiesburg, Annie (Curtis) Barnes, Gladys Lee both of Foxworth, Irene (Raul) Sacido of Gatesville, TX, and Alberta (Don) Funchess of Bassfield; three brothers, S.B. (Pearl) Burton of Bassfield, Willie Burton of Hattiesburg, Joe B. (Tiny) Burton of Temple, TX; three sisters-in-law, Janice (Willie) Graves, Shelia Sims and Edna Sims-Hall; one brother-in-law, Darrell (Michelle) Sims; special nephews, Juan Hall and Darrell Sims, Jr.; many other relatives and friends.

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