Hubert “Cleavon” Burden – Obituary

By  | March 14, 2017 | Filed under: Colbert Memorial Chapel, Obituaries

Hubert “Cleavon” Burden, 76, passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church today with Brother Hollis Retherford officiating the service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Bethany Baptist Cemetery (Blackground Cemetery) in Town Creek. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church for 40 plus years. He was a member of Town Creek Masonic Lodge No. 361 and held memberships with the Shriners and the Scottish Rites. Cleavon loved his family and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a loving husband to Suzie, being her best friend for many years. His grandchildren affectionately called him “Papa Cleav.”

Hubert was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Lela Burden.

He is survived by his wife of 26 wonderful years, Nancy “Suzie” Burden; sons, Steven Lamar Burden (Melanie Laree), Andy Burden (Tina), Thomas Cleavon Burden (Gina), and Stacy Laney Burden (Nancy); daughter, Suzanne Lynn Burden; stepsons, Craig Young and Tony Young (Donna); brothers, Thaniel (JoAnn) and Garland (Dianna); sisters, Thelma Dawson and Methel Posey; grandchildren, Cody, Whitney, Jadyn, Jasmine, Drew, Taylor, Blake, Adam, Kayla, Harrison, Laura, Devin, Logan, Dustin, Justin, Tanner, Megan, Tatum, and Trystan; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, and other family members.

His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany Baptist Church 75 Co. Rd. 261 Town Creek, AL 35672.

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