American Veteran 02

Norwood Burton

October 12, 1950 ~ July 31, 2022 (age 71)

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Because I would not stop for death, death kindly stopped for me. I was once told that great souls die and sometimes memories fade away, but I want those beautiful memories I’m leaving behind to remain in each of your hearts. There’s peace and serenity on this journey, so don’t shed any tears for me. No matter how rough the road of life has been, whenever I had to go against the grain, I took this journey of death because my time on Earth came to an end. Norwood Burton was born on October 12, 1950, in Savannah, Georgia. He received his formal education at Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Georgia. He accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of 9 and was united with St. Athanasius Episcopal Church. In his leisure, he enjoyed watching television and movies, walking on the beach, and just taking rides in the car. Family and close friends were important to him, so he enjoyed talking with them. Norwood Burton enlisted into the United States Army on September 26, 1969, and served his country honorably. He received an honorable discharge on May 27, 1977. He was employed by Georgia-Pacific as a chip processor.

The Bible says, “Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the Lord.” – Proverb 18:22. Norwood Burton was united in holy matrimony with Harriet D. Lockwood on November 5, 2004.

We are in this world for a limited time. This world is not our home; we are just pilgrims passing through on our way to a mansion that God has prepared for us. “The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they might be fourscore years.” – Psalm 90:10. On July 31, 2022, Norwood answered the summon from his Heavenly Father. He was preceded in death by his father, Gabriel Burton; mother, Elouise Broomer; brother, Miles Broomer; and stepmother, Ellen Burton.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Harriet D. Burton of Brunswick, Georgia; two daughters, Lorraine Burton of Somerset, New Jersey, and Felicity Burton of Washington State, Washington; four grandsons; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Memorial Service
August 10, 2022

6:00 PM
Veterans Memorial Park
502 J Street
Brunswick, GA 31520

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