"Betty Jean Burton was referred to by her sisters as "Miss America" growing up, due to her beauty and love of the mirror. She was born in Mississippi and raised on the southeast side of South Bend, IN . Even as a very young child she would take on a motherly role - beginning to cook for her sisters at just 6 years old when her mother grew sick. She married her first love - Lee Guster Burton, at 18 years old. A very hard worker her entire life she graduated from Beauty School and spent many years as a Beautician. She also worked in Las Vegas for some time where she met lots of celebrities and most recently ended her career in the healthcare profession as a caretaker. Besides being a loving Mother to her own children, she would spend her life raising others such as Edgar Lee Alexander and her beloved dobermann pincher - "Sheeba." She always had a book in her hand, and loved the movies and music. Her love for cooking continued through her entire life. She was a devoted Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Sister in Law, Friend, and many other things to many people.
Betty Jean was preceded in death by: Her parents Lucille Burnley (Fultz) and Benjamin Womack, Husband Lee Guster Burton, 2 Daughters Andrea Burton (7) and Sabrina Burton (3), and Sister Kimberly Burnley.
She is survived by: 3 sons - William Burton Sr. (wife Robin), Shawn Burton, and Lee Anthony Burton, 2 stepsons - Terry Burton and Sylvester (Seal) Burton, 6 sisters - Virginia James, Eleanor Fultz, Sue Ann Palmer, Rita Fultz, Bridget Burnley, and Tamara Burnley, 1 brother - Robert (Wendy) Fultz, 19 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. She was also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, and friends."
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