Lorene Morgan Burton, 95, passed away Friday, January 22, 2021, at her home in Englewood surrounded by loving family members.
A lifelong resident of McMinn County, she was the oldest living member of Clay Hill Baptist Church. A daughter of the late Hemard and Ollie Bacon Morgan, she was preceded in death by her husband Claude Burton; son Troy Burton; daughter-in-law Joyce Crisp Burton; brothers Frank and R.D. Morgan; and a special nephew Jerry Wayne Morgan.
Survivors include son Roy Gene Burton of Englewood; daughter-in-law Kaye Burton (wife of Troy) of Riceville;
granddaughters Angie (Jason) Burke of Decatur and Kelly (Joseph) Reed of Riceville; great granddaughters Hailey (Braden) Stewart of Etowah and Mikala Burke of Decatur;
great grandsons Hunter Burke of Decatur, Jaxon Reed, Eli Reed, and Wesley Reed of Riceville;
and the newest member of our family great great granddaughter Avery Kaye Stewart of Etowah,
along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Lorene and her husband Claude were employees of the Athens Stove Works for many years. As a faithful member of Clay Hill Baptist church, Lorene served the congregation in many ways including pianist, Sunday School teacher, church clerk, and treasurer. She, along with her husband Claude and Charles and Geraldine Burton, sang in a gospel group known as the Burton Family over 40 years and were featured in the first gospel radio program at WCPH in Etowah in the 1960s.
. The body will lie in state at Ziegler Funeral Home from 12:00 noon until the 7:00 p.m. funeral service on Monday, January 25. The graveside service will be conducted on Tuesday, January 26, at 2:30 p.m. at McMinn Memory Gardens. The reverends Craig Wilcox, Paul White and Joseph Reed will be officiating during the service
Pallbearers will be Jason Burke, Hunter Burke, Joseph Reed, Jaxon Reed, Eli Reed, Wesley Reed (Honorary) and Braden Stewart.
Due to the current COVID situation, face masks are recommended and social distancing practices will be observed.
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Ziegler Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Lorene Morgan Burton.
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