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Florence National Cemetery
Monday January 31st, 2022

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Edward Burton

Edward Linzy Burton was born March 28, 1959, in Chicago, Illinois to the late Oliver Burton and Laura Burton.  He was the fifth of eight children. He passed away on Monday, January 24, 2022.

The family relocated to Bronx, New York where Ed spent his entire childhood and most of his young adulthood.  He was educated in the New York City Public School system. He graduated from Dewitt Clinton High School in 1976.  As a young boy, Edward was energetic and very athletic.  His love for sports started at an early age.  As a young man he would attend the New York Knicks basketball and New York Yankee baseball games. He loved watching all kinds of sports, but playing basketball was what he enjoyed the most. On the courts he was known as “Eddie B”!  He respectfully earned the reputation as one of the top two ball players throughout the Bronx. Little did he know that the other top ball player, Jerry Johnson, would later become his brother-in-law.  Edward and several of his friends traveled throughout the Bronx participating in pickup games. They became notorious for their outstanding basketball skills and their undefeated record.  

After Edward graduated from high school, he enlisted into the United States Navy. He served his country for the next four years.  Following his honorable discharge, he settled into a quiet life in sunny California.  However, the call of home and his love for New York became too loud to ignore, and Edward soon relocated back home.  Edward loved everything about New York, including all the New York sports teams.  He became a life-long fan of the New York Jets, New York Knicks and his all-time favorite, The New York Yankees. During the next 10 years, he worked as a delivery truck driver for White Plain Linens, Inc.

Edward was convinced that he was a magician. He would perform silly magic tricks for his young niece, Delena and nephew, Darryl Jr.  Although he was not very good, his sense of humor, dry wit and lively personality made him fun to be around. They enjoyed his company and he enjoyed them.     

In 1992, Edward migrated south with several family members. They settled in Darlington, South Carolina.  He worked at numerous jobs. In 1994, he began a long tenure at Amana, formerly known as Caloric.  It was there where he met his future wife, Cindy Boston.

In 1997, Edward and Cindy were joined together in holy matrimony.  To this union one daughter, Taylor Ashlan Burton was born, and he also welcomed a son, Merritt Harris. 

Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Laura Green Burton.

Edward is survived by his wife, Cindy Boston Burton; a daughter, Taylor Burton; a son, Merritt Harris; a granddaughter, Aubree Jayliah Gerald; four brothers; Parnell Burton of Bronx, New York, Phillip (Betty) Burton of Florence South Carolina, Jerry Burton of Virginia, and Donald (Stacey) Burton of Nebraska; three sisters; Olivia (Craig) Barnhart of Hartsville, South Carolina, Janette Johnson and Doris (Decar) Brown both of Florence, South Carolina; sisters and brothers-in-law, Freddie Ervin, Sr., Rena (James) Ranger, Arthur (Stephanie) Boston, Patricia Boston, Joann England, Sylvester Boston, and Dr. Wendy (Hamilton) McClain; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and several close family friends. 

Please keep the family of Edward Linzy Burton in your thoughts and prayers.

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A candle was lit in memory of Edward Burton

Joan & David GIttens Jan 31 2022 1:20 PM

Dear Cindy, Taylor and Aubree,

I haven't been able to get myself together to visit. After being your neighbor for 10 years and then moving to the other side of Florence, I can't imagine driving over and not seeing Eddie on the porch or greeting me at the door. He was so full of life. He always looked out for me . From cutting the grass when needed or assisting me with fixing things around the house, Even if he couldn't fix it, he would try!. He was definitely my buddy. When Aubree was born he was so proud and he made sure that I saw her as much as possible . He wanted to make sure I was a part of her life. I have so many laughing moments that I dare not share here, lol, but let's just say, he was a character in his own way. Eddie, we missed you when we moved and we miss you now. You will NEVER be forgotten. Sleep In Peace.
Love Brandy , Aashanti and Aashan.

Brandy Samuels Jan 31 2022 10:48 AM

My sweet, sweet, baby sister, God is with you and we are too. Our hearts are with you even though we are not able to be there in person. Our love and prayers surround you.

Rena Ranger Jan 30 2022 5:26 PM

To my twin sister, Cindy
I know the burden and pain you are feeling. When you're hurting, I'm hurting with you. Know that God is the lifter of your head and he's bottling all of your tears. I love you and continuing to pray a breath of fresh air for you and the family.
Dr. Wendy and Hamilton McClain

Wendy McClain Jan 30 2022 7:13 AM

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Cindy Burton Jan 30 2022 7:04 AM

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Elder Joseph and Elaine Burgess Middleton Jan 29 2022 2:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Edward Burton

Joann England Jan 29 2022 11:11 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edward Burton

Bishop Joseph & Sis. Linda Hines Jan 28 2022 10:30 PM

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Felicia Thomas Jan 28 2022 8:38 PM

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