Mary Olena Harmon Burton, 91, passed away peacefully Oct. 16, 2008, in Orange. A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Monday Oct. 20, at Old First Orange Baptist Church, 7925 IH 10 East. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the church.  

Mary was born in Orange and was a resident all of her life. Mary retired from Old First Orange Baptist Church after 27 years of faithful service on staff in 1989. When the church door was open she was there. Her family and friends fondly remember how she loved to send cards.  Mary’s love for God was very apparent to all who knew her. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Preston Burton Sr. and son, Preston Burton Jr.  

She is survived by her only daughter Patsy Gail Miller, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and two to deliver in December.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home.  The family wishes to have contributions designated to the Old First Orange Baptist Church building fund at 7925 I-H 10 East, Orange, TX 77630, in lieu of flowers.

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