S. B. Burton
Funeral services were held June 12, 2019, at Shorts Chapel C.M.E.
Church in Bassfield for Mr. S. B. Burton, 71, who died June 2, 2019,
at his residence. Rev. Elsie Rhodes, pastor, officiated with burial
following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge
Mr. S. B. Burton was born to the late Cleavon and Christine Burton in
Carson. He joined Shorts Chapel C. M. E. Church at an early age. The
family later moved to the Blue Spring community where Mr. Burton
attended school. He graduated from Marion Central High School in 1967.
He joined the U. S. Army and married the late Ethel Lou Magee and to
this union three children were born. He received an honorable
discharge from the U. S. Army in 1971 and was a disabled Veteran.
Mr. Burton loved to sing, he was a member of his family singing group,
The Sensational Gospel Singers of Bassfield. He later married Pearlie
Mae Hathorne who preceded him in death.
He was preceded in death by: three brothers, James E. Burton, Robert
E. Burton and Cleavon Burton Jr. and one sister, Chrisdale Jennings.
He is survived by: three children, Patrick Burton of Bassfield, Sandy
(Bobby) Burton of Chicago, llinois and Alanzo Burton of Chicago,
Illinois; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers,
Willie Burton Sr. of Hattiesburg and Joe Burton of Temple, Texas; five
sisters, Shirley (Ivory) Walmon of Hattiesburg, Annie (Curtis) Barnes
and Gladys Lee both of Foxworth, Irene (Raul) Salcido of Killean,
Texas and Alberta (Don) Funchess of Bassfield; special cousin, J. E.
Patton; and many other relatives and friends.