Elizabeth W. Burton

Published 9:13 pm Monday, March 30, 2015

SUFFOLK — Elizabeth Willis Burton, 66, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015. She was the daughter of the late George and Celia Willis.



Elizabeth was a loving and devoted wife, mother and friend. She loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and walked with Him daily. She was a retired elementary school teacher, having taught at Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, First Baptist Christian School, and the public school system. She spent her life devoted to serving others.

She is survived by her loving husband, John Walter Burton III; son, Adam Willis Burton; daughter, Erin Rogers Burton and fiancé, Donnie Early; sisters, Diane Willis Ellington and husband, Jim, and Alma Willis Alexander and husband, Phil; nieces, Lauren Alexander and Caroline Ellington; and nephew, Russell Alexander.

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A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 2 p.m. at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, with the Rev. Ruffin Alphin officiating. A graveside service will conducted on Thursday, April 2, 2015, at 2 p.m. at New Bern Memorial Cemetery in New Bern, N.C., with the Rev. Norman Evans officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Bhogpur Children’s Home in care of Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church, 3488 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk, VA 23434. Condolences may be registered at www.RWBakerFH.com.