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Martha Jean Burton

August 15, 1927 September 9, 2019
Martha Jean Burton
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Obituary for Martha Jean Burton

Martha “Jean” Burton passed away on September 9, 2019 in Athens, Texas. She was born on August 15, 1927 in Athens to Minyard Gilliam and Velma Hall Gilliam.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her beloved brother, Henry L. Gilliam.
Martha Jean was an excellent caregiver to her children and a homemaker. She loved all of her family unconditionally and always tried to stay in touch with everyone for as long as she could. She was unwavering in her love and devotion to the lord as well. Jean was very much a people person who loved visiting and reminiscing with family and friends, she loved and was loved by so very many. She had a wonderfully positive outlook on life, no matter the circumstances and could always light up a room with her presence.

Survivors include her son, Rick Swindell and wife Kara; her daughter, Terry Swindell Hardin and husband James; her grandchildren, Richard, Jessica, Zach, Emily, Steven, Spencer, Stephanie, Matt, and Sam; 12 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren; also 2 nephews and 1 niece.

On behalf of Jeans family, we would like to thank Oak Wood Place Assisted Living caregivers/staff as well as Hospice Plus for their excellent love and care that they have given our wonderful Jean over the years.

Arrangements by Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home of Athens.

Cemetery Details


Oaklawn Memorial Park Final Resting Place

3100 FM 317
Athens, TX 75751

3100 FM 317 Athens 75751 TX
United States

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