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Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery

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Bethlehem United Methodist Church
Friday February 21st, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Bethlehem United Methodist Church
Friday February 21st, 2020

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Mary Elizabeth Rich Burton

Mary Elizabeth Rich Burton, 92, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Annie Penn Memorial Hospital in Reidsville, NC. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 1:00-2:00PM on Friday at Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM, on Friday, February 21, 2020, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church with Reverend Jerry Evans and Reverend Mark Christy officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Mary was born on December 9, 1927 in Rockingham County to the late Rufus Ashburn “Sugg” Rich and Patti Elizabeth Smith. After attending Reidsville High School, she was employed by Burlington Industries from which she later retired. She also worked at First Methodist Church Daycare center for several years. Mary taught Sunday school and was active in the choir at Bethlehem United Methodist Church. Mary was very active in the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary serving for over twenty five years. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who had a generous heart and deep loving faith in her Lord, Jesus Christ. She always thought of others before thinking of herself and her family was most important to her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Turner Burton; son, James Lewis Burton; son-in-law, Billy Butler; aunt, Lillian Rich Law and Samuel Law who helped raise her; sisters, Connie, Carolyn, and Charlotte. She is survived by her children, George Allen Burton, Patricia Ann Butler, and Amy Elizabeth Huber and husband Daniel; daughter-in-law, Susan Burton Morrow; grandchildren, Joshua Daniel Huber, William Cory Butler and wife Krystal, Allen Justin Butler and wife Jodi, and Melissa Burton-Moore and husband David; great-grandchildren, Chloe Huber, Sophia Huber, Olivia Butler, Allyssa Butler, Elijah Butler, Lucille Evelynn Moore, Faryn Deal, Landon Marlow, Oakland Huber, and Joslyn Huber; brothers, Jake Keller, Bud Rich, and Gordon Rich in addition to numerous extended family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1891 Bethlehem Church Road, Reidsville, NC 27320, or to the Pelican Health Nursing Center for Activities, 543 Maple Ave, Reidsville, NC 27320.

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A candle was lit in memory of Mary Elizabeth Burton

Bill Apple Mar 22 2022 1:52 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Elizabeth Burton

Rick Duncan Feb 25 2020 7:28 AM

George,Patricia,and Amy I send my prayers, It was a pleasure taking care of your mother and father.I am so sorry for your loss,but know i will keep you all in prayer.Pat Rhodes

Pat Rhodes Feb 23 2020 6:04 PM

Dear Amy and family... I am deeply sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Mother. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you all!

Ernie Massey Feb 22 2020 9:22 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Elizabeth Burton

Tammy Morehead Feb 22 2020 2:29 AM

Trisha and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. May our Lord give you peace and comfort during these difficult days ahead.

Tony& Kimberly Moore Feb 21 2020 11:51 AM

George, Patricia, Amy and family, I am very sorry to learn of Ms Lib's passing. I had hoped to see you all today but find that I have a sore throat and decided not to share it. My prayers are with you during this time. So very sorry for your loss.

Cam Julian Feb 21 2020 10:36 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Elizabeth Burton

Patricia Fetzer Feb 21 2020 9:24 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Elizabeth Burton

Michael Hendley Feb 20 2020 9:44 PM

Miss Mary would comfort my sweet Quentin when he first started playschool at Main Street UMC. I'd often find him asleep in her arms when I came to get him. Now they both sleep in the arms of angels. Rest in peace Mary.

Kami McKinney Feb 20 2020 7:40 PM

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