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First Baptist Church
Wednesday September 2nd, 2020

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Laura Susan Burton

Laura Susan Burton, 59, of Reidsville, passed away August 29, 2020, at Brian Center in Eden after several years of declining health related to Alzheimer's A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church at 409 S Main St, Reidsville, NC 27320, Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 at 3:30 pm. Laura was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, teacher, and friend. Born in Rockingham County on November 18, 1960, to the late D.C. Burton, Jr. and Marilyn Coleman Burton, Laura was a light in the lives of many. She graduated from Reidsville High School in 1979 and Elon College in 1989 with a BA in Education. Laura went on to touch the hearts of hundreds of students from Altamahaw-Ossipee, Moss Street, and South End elementary school, earning teacher of the year during her time at South End. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Reidsville and a sustaining member of the Reidsville Women’s Club and Reidsville Junior Service League. She was a Mom to her beloved dachshund Roxie and the hundreds of kids she taught. Laura was also the loving Godmother to Hope Fargis, Katie Stultz Tillotson, and Patrick Stultz. Although she was their Aunt, Laura considered herself a second Mom to her nephew and niece. Laura cherished her friends, evidenced by the strong relationships and friendships she made throughout her life. She loved music, going to Broadway plays, being a Carolina & Wake Forest fan and relaxing at the beach with family. She brought love, abundant laughter, and an unbelievable amount of dachshund decorations into the lives of everyone around her. She is survived by her sister, Lisa Burton-Bennett; nephew, Coleman Craig Bennett; and niece, Carson Leigh Bennett. Memorials can be made to South End School, PTA 1307 South Park Drive Reidsville, NC 27320. A bench for the playground will be placed in her memory; alongside the one for her mother, Marilyn Coleman Burton.

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Bill & Susan Apple Mar 22 2022 1:38 AM

LIsa and family, I am really saddened by and was shocked to hear that Laura passed away. I hadn't seen or talked to her in years, unfortunately. I will always remember what a terrific person she was in every way, that she was a truly dedicated teacher, and that she loved her family so much. I bet she's sitting with DC and Marilyn right now up there, getting ready for the next Wake/UNC game. She will be greatly missed!

Richard Allison Oct 28 2020 3:19 PM

Oh how we remember our sweet Amelia Bedelia, Rebecca Royal! Laura was not only a wonderful teacher, but a friend forever. She was truly given a talent from God in dealing with children. She was meant to be a teacher. Oh the memories we have to talk about and hold in our hearts are so precious. She was a mentor to me as I worked with mentally challenged students at the high school and she did not even realize it. Rest In Peace my friend until we see you soon. Love Glenda Whitesell ( Adam and Addison Whitesell) 1992/1995 A-O Elementary

Glenda Whitesell Sep 26 2020 6:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Laura Burton

Mark Wilkerson Sep 17 2020 10:42 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Laura Burton

Ruth Anne Grogan Sep 9 2020 6:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Laura Burton

Janet Sep 7 2020 8:18 PM

I am sorry to hear of Lauras passing but she suffers no more. She was a good classmate and a sweet person that touched many lives.

Lin Stadler Sep 4 2020 9:38 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Laura Burton

Henry and Nancy Link Sep 3 2020 3:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Laura Burton

Lisa Burton Bennett Sep 3 2020 11:43 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Laura Burton

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