Obits: Nell Lee Burton

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 28, 2014

Nell Lee Burton

Mrs. Nell Lee Phelps Burton, 79, of Advance, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. 

She was born June 1, 1935 in Davie County to the late Willie and Addie Beauchamp Phelps. Mrs. Burton was a member of Mocks United Methodist Church and had retired from the U.S. Postal Service. 

She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Ronald Gray Burton; 2 granddaughters, Addie Beth Shore and Sarah Elizabeth Miller; a sister, Lucy Phelps; and a brother, John Phelps. 

Surviving: 2 daughters, Debbie Miller (Rick), Donna Tkach (Albert); and a son, Brent Burton (Terri), all of Advance; 6 grandchildren, Amanda, Jake, Brandy, Brad, Ben and Sterling; 4 great-grandchildren, Ali, Mia, Luke and Molly; and 2 sisters, Susie Anderson and Maxine Baily (Bob). 

A memorial service was conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 at Mocks United Methodist Church by the Rev. Bill Taylor. The family received friends following the service at the church. 

Memorials: Mocks UMC, PO Box 2122, Advance. 

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