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Willie Mae "Judy"  Burton
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Obituary for Willie Mae "Judy" Burton

Willie Mae “Judy” Burton, age 94, of Atlanta, Texas, went to be with her Lord in the early morning hours of November 18, 2017. She was hand-in-hand with her husband and soulmate, Conley, with whom she shared 76 years, 2 months, and 10 days. Judy and Conley shared an enduring love that stood the test of time and served as an inspiration for family and friends alike. From the moment Conley rode up on his horse, a path was set for a long life of true love and companionship.

A life-long resident of Atlanta, Judy was born on September 10, 1923 to William Hiram Brown and Annie Virginia Jones Brown. She was a graduate of Atlanta High School, Class of 1939. A few years later Judy and Conley were married and started a family. She worked as a homemaker raising their family, and later in life went to work for the Atlanta Independent School District where she retired from in 1994. Judy was an active member of the Smyrna Baptist Church where she served as a church hostess and member of Designing Women. Of her many hobbies, Judy enjoyed cooking, sewing, and gardening most.

She is survived by her husband, Conley H. Burton of Atlanta, Texas; a son, Jerry Burton and his wife, Janis of Queen City, Texas; a daughter Diane Brown and her husband, Donald of Atlanta, Texas; four grandchildren, Michael Brown of Houston, Texas; Jeffrey Burton and his wife, Mandy of Huffman, Texas; Jody Burton of Frisco, Texas; and Ashley Brown Boyd and her husband, Michael of Texarkana Texas. She is also survived by three great-grandsons, Reagan Burton, and Tennyson and Tanner Boyd as well as a number of nieces and nephews, and her dear friend Thelma Williams. Judy was proceeded in death by her parents, and brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Smyrna Baptist Church with Bro. Gene Parker officiating, and under the direction of Hanner Funeral Services.

Visitation will be on Monday, November 20, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hanner Funeral Services, Atlanta, Texas.

Interment will be in the Smyrna Cemetery.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hanner Funeral Service

103 West Main Street
Atlanta, Texas 75551





2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Smyrna Baptist Church

4621 TX Hwy 77 E
Atlanta, Texas 75551

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Smyrna Cemetery

4621 Texas Hwy 77 E
Atlanta, Texas 75551


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