December 31, 1933 - March 30, 2017
Tommy Lee Burton, 83, of Peoria, IL passed away at 2:30 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Tommy was born on December 21, 1933 in Hope, Arkansas to Ezell and Elle (Nesbitt) Burton. Tommy moved to Bronx, NY at an early age. It was there he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and graduated from Theology school in Long Island, NY. He married Gladys Brooks in Long Island, NY; she preceded him in death after 30 years of marriage. Tommy was an entrepreneur in Bronx, NY, working in construction. Tommy was a past member of Solomon Temple Baptist Church in Bronx, NY. Tommy moved to Peoria in 2012 to be near his family. He became a faithful member of Star of Hope Full Gospel Church where he enjoyed participating in the Monday night Men’s Bible Class and Wednesday’s noon day prayer meeting. Tommy loved his family and was known to give the best hugs. Tommy leaves to cherish his precious memories his loving and devoted family; three sisters, Martha Burton of Far Rockaway Queens, NY, Jewel (Johnnie) Hardimon and Nancy (Joe) Bell both of Peoria; one brother, George Edward (Shirley) Burton of North Chicago, IL; and a host of other relatives and friends. He is also preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Nickie Burton. Funeral services will be held at 11 am, Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Star of Hope Full Gospel Church with a visitation at 10 am. Bishop Joseph Johnson will officiate. Tommy will be entombed at Parkview Mausoleum. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at SimonsMortuary.com.
Tommy Lee Burton, 83, of Peoria, IL passed away at 2:30 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Tommy was born on December 21, 1933 in Hope, Arkansas to Ezell and Elle (Nesbitt) Burton. Tommy moved to Bronx, NY at an... View Obituary & Service Information
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