Cassandra Faye Burton – Obituary

By  | September 17, 2018 | Filed under: Nelms Memorial Funeral Home, Obituaries

 Funeral service for Ms. Cassandra Faye Burton will be Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 12:00 noon at Highland Hills Funeral Home and Crematory (2422 Brick Church Pike – Nashville, TN 37207)

Cassandra Faye Burton was the first child born to the union to Gloria Eldridge Burton and Ernest Lee Burton, Jr. on September 29, 1965 in Huntsville, AL. She moved from labor to reward on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Alive Hospice in Nashville, Tennessee. Early in her childhood she was affectionately known as Faye to her family and friends.

She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age under the leadership of her grandfather, the late Pastor L. F. Lacy at Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Huntsville, AL. After returning to Nashville, Faye united Mt. Moriah Community Baptist Church under the ministry of Bishop Hal Robinson, Jr.

Faye was educated in both the Huntsville City School and Metro Nashville Public school systems. In 1983, she graduated from Glencliff High School, Nashville, Tennessee. She worked in the manufacturing field for many years. She loved people and her quite spirit made her a friend to all. Because of life struggles, Faye had medical battles to fight but she endured and always kept a sweet disposition and determination to overcame many of her battles with the Lords help.

Faye was preceded in death by her grandparents: Ernest Burton, Sr., Lucille Burton, Ester Copeland Lacy, Pastor Loyace F. Lacy, Sr., and Step-father, Ricky Sawyers.

Faye was a sweet daughter, loving sister, and caring aunt. Her memory will be cherished by her Husband: Nathaniel Edmond. Mother: Gloria Burton, Nashville, TN. Father: Ernest Burton, Jr. (Suzanne), Huntsville, AL. Step-Father: Emanuel Gift (Shea), Nashville, TN. Grandfather: Lee Arthur Eldridge (Ora), Cleveland, OH. Mother-in-law: Roberta Taylor, Nashville, TN. five Sisters: Wanda Jefferson, Nashville, TN, Pamela Burton, Nashville, TN, Elizabeth Burton, Waco, TX, Katherine Burton, Huntsville, AL, Alesha Winton (Will), Huntsville, AL. eleven Aunts: Lucille Bowditch (Larry), Carrollton, Texas; Mary Eldridge, Huntsville, AL; Beadie Jackson, Atlanta, GA; Janice Johnson, Huntsville, AL; Marcia Lacy, Atlanta, GA; Stephanie Lacy-Conerly (Deno), Madison, AL; Shirley Leggs (James), Huntsville, AL; Gwendolyn Logan (Tony), New Braunfels, TX; Maryann Malone, Huntsville, AL; Brenda Russell, Huntsville, AL; and Nancy Stone, Conyers, GA. Six Great-aunts: Odell Banks, Hattie Burton, Carrie Copeland, Mary Ann Copeland, Lucy Leslie, and Elnora Roper all of Huntsville, AL; four Uncles: Ralph Burton (Linda), Huntsville, AL; Wallace Burton (Samella), Huntsville, AL; Ronald Lacy, Nashville, TN; Marvin Moore (Dorothy), Huntsville, AL. one Great-uncle: Paul Copeland, Huntsville, AL; eight nieces and twelve nephews; longtime friends: Johnny Greer, Leslie Garner, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Highland Hills Funeral Home and Crematory
2422 Brick Church Pike
Nashville, TN 37207

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