Little & Sons Funeral Home

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Marshall Earl Burton

July 5, 1937November 12, 2019

Marshall E. Burton

82, of Indianapolis, passed away on November 12, 2019. Marshall was born on July 5, 1937 in Colombia, Kentucky to Joe and Charity Burton.

He was the youngest of nine children. He married Margaret on March 25, 1961, his loving wife, Margaret survives.

He is survived by his eight children: Joe (Dawn) Burton, Dean (Anita) Burton, Marlene (Dean) Longelin, Marcella (Jack Atwood) Whitman, Tammy (Tony) Garcia, Becky (Rodney) Roach, Chris Arthur, Donna (John) Wiley, 21 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.

He was a preacher and he would attend as many church services as he could. He had an outreach ministry. One of his favorite sayings was “I never met no man that I didn’t want to see go to heaven.” He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandpa, and great grandpa. He worked in construction for many years. Marshall was loved by many and will hold a place in our hearts always.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Cottage Avenue Pentecostal Fellowship (840 Cottage Ave., Indianapolis, Indiana 46203) from 4:00pm-8:00pm. Funeral Services will be at the church on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 12:00pm with visitation one hour prior to the start of the service. Burial to follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Greenwood.



  • Visitation Tuesday, November 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • Burial Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Marshall Earl Burton

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Craig And Melanie Hall Hall

November 20, 2019

May you rest in the arms of the angels. I bet it’s so nice up in heaven. I’m sure it’s peaceful and so beautiful. We all know you’re happy and more alive.

Dawn Campbell

November 16, 2019

Bro. Burton, U were always so sweet to me and my family. Always wearing a smile and ready to pray at anytime. I love u and your wife Sis Burton. Now u can fly high with granny and please tell my son David I love &miss him so much. U all save a place for me.

Dana R Ritchie

November 16, 2019

Brother Burton and I met sometime in 1989 when he was pastoring a little church off State and English Ave in Indianapolis. I became his assistant pastor there for awhile. After that we would meet at one church or another. He took over a church in Greensburg that previously pastored. The last time I seen him was in church at Cottage Street Pentecostal Church on October 27th, 2019. We stood around and chatted after service until I had to go to another meeting in Brownstown. It was nice to see and talk to him and his sweet wife and family. He will be missed; but we will see him again at the appointed time. Brother Dana Ritchie

Anita Burton

November 16, 2019

Marshall was a generous man, if you needed it and he had it, it would become yours.I have many fond memories of Marshall, not only was he a great person, father, grandfather,uncle, he was also a great father in law. He will be missed very much💖🌺

Betty Hersley

November 15, 2019

I met u 1989 we stayed friends all theses years u trusted me to give food to the needy and keys to your church.and do the service,s for you when you couldn't make it.you would come and see me and my husband Danny. we will miss your visits and your smiling face and miss u say well let's have a word of prayer before I leave. You will be missed by me and Danny you was a good brother and friend but. God needed you more love you Betty and. Danny.

Hailie Shirrell

November 15, 2019

I will always remember sitting on his lap as a little kid eating pretzel sticks with him😍❤️😭😭💔💔. I miss you so much papaw! I will never forget you. Fly high 😭😭!!!

Melinda Belfi

November 15, 2019

Always loved and never to be forgotten. I was my papaw's angel when he was here with me and now he is my angel in heaven. I love you papaw.