Burton Milton Britton

Burton BrittonAge 81, passed away August 12, 2011.  He was born August 4, 1930, in Lansing.  Burton was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Coast Guard and in the Michigan National Guard.  He graduated from Lansing Eastern High School and retired as an electrical supervisor from Fisher Body in 1981, after 30 years of employment.  Burton was a scout leader, a coach, and a friend to everyone.  He could fix anything, and he will be remembered for his way with words, leaving many “sayings” that his family will never forget.

Surviving are:  3 children, Stephen (Carol) Britton of Holt, Kay (Abid) Britton-Khan of Clare and Karen Britton of Lansing; 6 grandchildren, Jennifer (Steve) Clem, Eric (Liz) Britton, Corinne Britton, Daniel Cook, Amina Bofaris and Isra Bofaris; 3 great-grandchildren, Donivan Cook, Adam Horn and Briana Cook; sister, Beverly Zdurne; 2 nieces, Alexa (Vince) Hanson and Linda (Bill) Vickers; nephew, Joseph Britton; special friend, Rose Robinson, and loyal companion, Patrick (his black lab).

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00-1:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society or to Ele’s Place in memory of Burton Britton.

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Kevin Lake
August 14, 2011 at 12:14 pm

So sorry to here the passing of Burton, he was a very kind and careing man. He always kept in contact with my Mother Leontine Lake when she was alive and the last time I seen Burton was at my Brother John’s funeral last Oct here in Alma. Even though I did not see Burton that much when we did see each other it was always good and always had good conversations. My heart goes out to his family but not too worry we will all be back together some day.

Alexa Hanson
August 15, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Though Years passed by so swiftly and the miles between us were great and reunions few and far between, never did I forget my Uncle Burt and his love and special kindness. Never did I forget his family (my cousins and their families). All things change over the years as we go our separate ways. Christmas-family dinners-stay overs-visiting- family photos. But all that aside, the love a family generates for each other is constant and never wavers. Leo Buscaglia once wrote “I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.”

Steve, Karen, Kay and families, please know how deeply sorry Vince and I are. But most of all know I am here for all of you, to talk to or just to listen whenever you find the need. I pray God holds you all gently during your journey through your sadness and grief.


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