Carolyn Burton

March 30, 1918 ~ November 8, 2022 (age 104) 104 Years Old
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Carolyn Burton died Tuesday, November 8, 2022 in Brooklyn, NY. after being blessed with 104 years of life.

She was born Mary Carolyn Burton to the late Mary Jane Greer and George Washington Burton. Affectionately called Aunt Carol and Cousin Carol she was the last survivor of 12 children. She attended the Asheville public schools and was a graduate of Stephens-Lee High School, Class of 1936. Carolyn never married or had children, but loved her many nieces, nephews and little cousins as her own. She shared her love and caring spirit as a home domestic in Asheville and later for families in New York. Carolyn was sincere, honest and a stern taskmaster. 

As the years rolled by, she transitioned from independent living to the Susan McKinney Health Care Center. This year, the Center held a celebration of her 104th birthday along with another resident. Carolyn stated: "I'm ready to go. I don't know why I'm still alive" with a smile and laugh. 

In addition to her parents, the heavenly reunion now includes George Jr., Trudell Eloise, James, Harold, Lonnie, Jestine, Willie Butler, Martin, Eleanor, Clementine, Gwendolyn and Carolyn.

Surviving family includes Burton nieces and nephews; and all the Greer cousins.  

SERVICE CHANGE: Due to anticipated weather conditions, service details are as follows:

             Viewing/visitation: 11:00 AM, Tuesday, November 15, 2022, Chapel of Ray Funeral & Cremation Service

              Funeral Service:   12:00 PM, Tuesday, November 15, 2022, Chapel Ray Funeral & Cremation Service

              Burial to follow service at Violet Hill Cemetery

Service will be live streamed via this website.

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November 15, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Ray Funeral And Cremation Service
1373 Sweeten Creek Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Funeral Service
November 15, 2022

12:00 PM
Ray Funeral And Cremation Service
1373 Sweeten Creek Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina 28803

Video is available for this event

November 15, 2022

Violet Hill Cemetery
Hazel Mill Rd
Asheville, NC 28806

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In Loving Memory Of

Carolyn Burton

March 30, 1918-November 8, 2022

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