Mary Sutton Burton

Mary Sutton Burton, 64, a native of Gainesville, passed away following a long illness on August 29, 2017 at UF Health Shands. She was born on May 26, 1953 to Donald and Celeta Thomas, and adopted by her great-grandparents, Barney and Allie Lee Sutton. She worked as a Law Secretary for Jenkins and Tubb, and a Cancer Registrar for Shands Hospital for many years before retiring. She taught Sunday School for most of her life, and was active in the Children’s Church Ministry. She loved and enjoyed her extended family very much. Mary was preceded in death by both sets of parents, and her husband, Howard Burton.
Mary is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Burton Gonzales (Albert), Michelle Burton Hopkins (Barry), Brothers, Don Orth (Gail), Eddie Thomas, and Robert Thomas, Sisters, Debbie Garmon (Rick), and Mary Bishop, Grandchildren, Jeremy, Christopher, Abigail, Olivia and Elizabeth, Great Grandchildren, Verali, Nathan, Elliott, and Zander, many nieces and nephews, many wonderful friends, and her beloved cat, “Sport”.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Country Crossroads Baptist Church, 11411 SR 121, Gainesville, FL 32653, with Rev. Ray DeBusk officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Country Crossroads Baptist Church “Roof Fund”.
Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES- 311 S. Main Street Gainesville, FL. 352-376-5361 www.milamfh.com