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Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Services

3195 Atlanta Highway, Athens, GA

OBITUARY

Peggy Wynell Seagraves Burton

May 12, 1939September 10, 2020

Peggy Wynell Seagraves Burton, 81, of Monroe, passed away peacefully at her home, Thursday, September 10, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.

Peggy was born May 12, 1939 in Macon, Georgia to the late DeWitt and Velma Connally Seagraves.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Boyd Burton on September 2, 2020; daughter, Belinda Burton Perkins; son, Phillip Wade Burton; brother, Edward Seagraves; and two sisters, Jeanine Simmons and Brenda Brue.

Peggy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Monroe and the Garden Club. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Burton Mixon (Timothy), Dianne Burton Faulkner (Ken), and Valerie Burton Stapleton (Christopher); 14 grandchildren and multiple great-grandchildren.

A joint celebration of Peggy and Harold's lives will be held Tuesday, September 15, at 11:00 a.m., at the Bernstein Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Todd Ware officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends Monday, September 14, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Phillip Mixon, Brandon Withrow, Christopher Stapleton, Ken Faulkner, William Faulkner and Harry Slimming.

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements www.BernsteinFuneralHome.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Memories

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Debbie Mixon

September 13, 2020

Thank you for your unconditional and devoted love, and thank you and Daddy for leaving me with many sweet memories. I love you, Mom. Rest In Peace.

Debbie Mixon

September 13, 2020

Thank you for your unconditional and devoted love, and thank you and Daddy for leaving me with many sweet memories. I love you, Mom. Rest In Peace.

Elizabeth Withrow

September 10, 2020

Mom was truly one of a kind. Some of my fondest memories with her are simply spending the night at her house, staying up late watching television, baking, and playing SkipBo. She was so proud of every single one of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. I love you Mom!

Lauren Slimming

September 10, 2020

Grandma was an incredible woman in my life. Her kindness, patience, and love for others is something I have always strived to emulate. I am blessed to have so many incredible memories with her. I will miss our long talks, walks down memory lane, and time spent with her and my family. It’s difficult to find the words to sum up all that she means to me and all of the memories we have, so I will not try. Her legacy lives on through me, my family, and everyone she impacted throughout her life. Heaven gained a beautiful angel today.

Valerie Stapleton

September 10, 2020

I have too many memories to share of my sweet mother. She taught me how to love, how to say I' sorry and how to persevere when I didn't think I could. I will cherish every precious moment with my dear mother. I pray I will be half the loving devoted wife, mother and grandmother she was.
See you later Mom!
PS thank you for loving Chris as your own.

Miranda Stapleton

September 10, 2020

Grandma was my favorite person. She was my role model and I loved her very much. I always knew I wanted to be exactly like her, and even though I am not, she inspired me to be patient, kind, and see the light in even the darkest of times. She helped raise me and I can’t imagine who I would be if she wasn’t in my life . We enjoyed playing board games and cards together, and we talked about life, death, and everything in between. I always knew this day would come, and I am very glad she is at peace, but I will miss her greatly. Grandma was truly an angel on earth and I know we will meet again.

Rachel Stapleton

September 10, 2020

I remember when I was little and in middle school and high. My Grandma would come to the mall with me and with my Mom and with my older siblings. And we would go back to school shopping. I loved every minute to spend my time with my Grandma. I’ll forever love and miss her so much!!!

Dianne Faulkner

September 10, 2020

My mom, the most caring person I have ever known. She was my best friend. She helped me get through some of the toughest times of my life. She would tell me that everything would be alright, and then it was. Her calming voice, hugs, and kisses were all I needed. Some of my happiest times with Mom was when we would go to Grandma and PaPa Seagraves' farm in Hartwell, Georgia. We would sit around and snap beans and just talk and laugh. We would take long walks through the woods, on the farm, and look for treasures and pick wild blackberries. My mom and I would have so much fun making Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls together. I would cut the patterns out, embroider the faces and hearts, and then Mom would sew them together. Then, she would give them back to me to stitch the hair onto the dolls. Mom loved Christmas! Her house was decorated inside and out with more Christmas decorations than you could ever imagine. On top of that, the baking she did made the house smell so great! Her biscuits were the best I have ever put in my mouth. Thank you, Mom, for teaching me how to love, laugh and to be the best that I can be. You are part of my life, heart, and soul forever. Thank you for being my precious mom. I love you, Mom!

Bridget Shields

September 10, 2020

My grandmother was the most amazing person I've ever known. I grew up like a daughter to her and my grandfather. She took my mother and I in when I was born and then again when I attended college at UGA. The happy memories we have made together are too many to count. She always gave me the best advice about life and told me to always trust my gut. She told me to always live my life my way...never to worry about what others thought or what the trend might be. She said she always lived her life "her way" no matter what. She said that Elvis' song 'My Way' summed it up for her. I will miss our yearly Watkinsville Fall Festival together with coffee and funnel cakes for breakfast. I'll miss how she listened to everything I had to say, no matter how long I rambled on. I'll miss her smile, her hugs, and her love for everything and everyone around her. But most of all I'll miss my best friend. She has been the rock of our family and the center of my world. I love you mom more than anyone could ever imagine! I can't wait until I can see you again in heaven and run in for one of your "squishy" hugs. ❤💕🐘💕❤

Brooke Garris

September 10, 2020

Grandma, you will always be my amazing role model and the most incredible women I have ever meet. You have the strength of an elephant, the kind heart and forgiveness that of God, the creativity and wisdom of a genius, and were the glue that held us all together. I will miss calling you wondering how long to cook something for, why dish soap can't go in the dishwasher, what to do when the babies aren't feeling good, how to stictch up a hem, how to keep these plants alive, and how to handle all the life throws at me. You were the most caring person I have ever meet, and I am so blessed to call you grandma. Thank you for loving me the way you did. I will make sure to light up my Christmas lights extra special this year so you can see them in heaven. I love and miss you so much already. Enjoy those angel wings!!!!
Love ya

FROM THE FAMILY

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