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William Wesley

October 8, 1951 – November 6, 2018

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Obituary for William Wesley Burton

And whosoever puts all his trust in Allah, He will be enough for him. Surah At-Talaq 65:1-3

Mr. William W. Burton
of Statesville was born in Iredell County of October 8, 1951; and was the son of the late Alonzo Burton and Sarah Mae Summers. He departed this life on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

William attended Morningside and Unity High Schools. He attended local mosque and was a devout Muslim and loved golf, pool, baseball, and spending time with his beloved friends and family.

He leaves to cherish the memories of his life two sons, William Bass of Statesville, and Taurus Simpson of Massachusetts; two daughters, Kenya Gillespie of Charlotte, and Tariah Burton of Harrisburg, Pa; two brothers, Alonzo Burton and Spencer Burton, both of Statesville; four sisters all of Statesville, Hazel Burton, Betty Burton, Margaret Burton and Sarah Summers; two grandchildren, Kenyana Dalton of Charlotte, and Ekiah Gillespie of Statesville; a long-time companion, Lisa Bass; two special care-givers, Laquana Moore and Cherie Ramseur; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A viewing and family gathering will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 2pm to 4pm at the Mary B. Bigham Memorial Chapel, Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. The public is invited to show their respects from 4pm to 7pm.

Member of the family will receive family and friends at 194 North Point Blvd, Apt
312 in Statesville, NC.

Rutledge and Bingham Mortuary of Statesville is serving the Burton family.

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