OBITUARY

Helen Elizabeth Burton

July 26, 1924April 7, 2019
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Helen Burton was born to the late Alonzo and Clara Bryant on July 26, 1924, at Women’s Hospital in the Borough of Manhattan, NYC, NY.

Helen was a devoted mother and wife and we will always cherish her memory.

As a young child, she was affected by almost every childhood disease, a few, quite severely. However, she had a way of surviving and flourishing, and lived a long life to age 94. As a young woman, Helen developed a love for music, first big band and would dance the night away at places like the Savoy in Harlem. Later she knew most of the 60’s and 70’s R&B music to the very end. Most of her working life was devoted to caring for young children of working parents. When not caring for children she was a prolific reader, she always had a book in her hand whenever she had spare time.

She leaves behind to mourn her passing her sister, Frances Mason; her sister-in-law, Anna Easton; her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and William Franklin; her grandchildren, Tracey and Leon Smith, Gerald Franklin, Alyce Franklin-Owens, Latoshia and Anthony Robinson, William and Tiffany Burton, Stacey Davis; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Biography

Helen Burton was born to the late Alonzo and Clara Bryant on July 26, 1924, at Women’s Hospital in the Borough of Manhattan, NYC, NY.

Helen was a devoted mother and wife and we will always cherish her memory.

As a young child, she was affected by almost every childhood disease, a few, quite severely. However, she had a way of surviving and flourishing, and lived a long life to age 94. As a young woman, Helen developed a love for music, first big band and would dance the night away at places like the Savoy in Harlem. Later she knew most of the 60’s and 70’s R&B music to the very end. Most of her working life was devoted to caring for young children of working parents. When not caring for children she was a prolific reader, she always had a book in her hand whenever she had spare time.

She leaves behind to mourn her passing her sister, Frances Mason; her sister-in-law, Anna Easton; her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and William Franklin; her grandchildren, Tracey and Leon Smith, Gerald Franklin, Alyce Franklin-Owens, Latoshia and Anthony Robinson, William and Tiffany Burton, Stacey Davis; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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The Family