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Mother Charlene Burton

September 16, 1922 ~ January 11, 2022 (age 99)


Charlene (Price) Burton was born Saturday, September 16,1922 in St. Louis, MO to the union of Charles & Essie (Coleman) Price. She was the second of seven children born to this union.

Charlene received her high school diploma from Vashon High School, in St. Louis, MO. She lived her life serving as a caregiver for others. Over the years she looked after countless children of all ages. She later began her own business as a Daycare Provider out of her own home. From the days of changing their diapers, to embracing her children when they were home
visiting from college, Mother Burton loved them all.

Mother Burton also belonged to The Order of the Eastern Star for many years and served as the Grand Lecturer.

Charlene fell in love and married Joslyn Dekowperlandth. Shortly after, they moved to Chicago where she had her first born, Carola. A few years later, Charlene married Leroy Wilson and to this union Ronald, Renee and William (Bill) were born.

Charlene confessed her life to Christ at an early age as a member of Westside Missionary Baptist Church. She later joined Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, under the leadership of Reverend Robert Fulton Davis. While attending Friendly Temple, Charlene found comfort and love in her union with Major Burton. She was a devoted member of Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church for over 40 years. She was a Sunday School Teacher and she also served on the Mother Board until God called her home to rest.

Charlene was preceded in death by both of her parents Charles & Essie Price, five of her six siblings, her youngest son, William (Bill) Wilson, and her late husband Major Burton.

She leaves to celebrate her life and to cherish her memories – her youngest sister Rosemary Thompson; three children - Carola Wright, Ronald Wilson, Renee Wilson; four grandchildren – Stacie (Elijah), Aisha, Justin and Aminah; six great-grandchildren – Khalen, Kylas, Zoe, Justin Jr., Gabriel and Mason; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended
family and friends.

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 Service Program


January 19, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Friendly Temple M.B. Church
5515 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr
St. Louis, MO 63112

Funeral Service
January 19, 2022

10:00 AM
Friendly Temple M.B. Church
5515 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr
St. Louis, MO 63112

January 19, 2022

Memorial Park Cemetery
5200 Lucas and Hunt Rd
St. Louis, MO 63121

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