Janas G. Williams Burton

May 22, 1931 - April 19, 2015

Janas G. Williams Burton, age 83 of Erie, passed away Sunday April 19, 2015 at her residence.
She was born in Luray, VA on May 22, 1931, a daughter of the late Willie and Dorothy Carter Williams.
Janas attended Andrew Jackson School in Luray, VA, and was a domestic worker for several families in the Erie community retiring in 1972.
She was a past member of Shiloh Baptist Church.
Janas was frisky, happy, and a jokester. She loved her family, home, and spending time in her yard.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Oscar Lee Burton, Jr., who died in 2003; her son Steve Allen Burton, sisters Barbara Reives, Ruth Ann and Mildred Jean Williams, one brother Clyde Williams, and Uncle and brother-in-law Nathan Moyer.

Survivors include her daughter Diane Burton (Melvin Woodard), her son: Donald Burton; one grandson, Andrew Hopkins of Philadelphia,
 and three great grandchildren. Janas has many brothers and sisters who survive her including, Frances Moyer, Willie Williams, Dora Goins,
Carl Raymond Williams, Dorothy Johnson, Viola Pearson, Katherine Drew, Elder Peggy Brooks (Will),
Evangelist Helen Stapp (Reverend James Stapp) and Betty Williams. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial service with Reverend James Stapp, officiating.
 
 
April 23, 2015
I did not know Janas, but I know some of her family very well and am very sorry for their loss. I have created this website on Life Ever After to keep her memory alive.
 Anyone wishing to share their memories of Janas can do so by emailing me and I will post it here.

Margaret Harrison

~ Memories ~

 
 
 
April 23, 2015 Diane and Donald: May God bless and give you peace during your time of sorrow. Take comfort in knowing that your Mom is with Jesus.
Love You
Denise (Dee) Whitaker
Erie, Pennsylvania

April 23, 2015
Rest in peace Aunt Janas. I will miss you deeply; but, I take great comfort knowing you are home with your Heavenly Father.
Love always,
Charles Pearson,
Erie, Pennsylvania

April 23, 2015
Diane and Donald
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. May God comfort you both during this time of heartache.
The Lord will give you strength and He will give you JOY in the morning.
Teresa Chandler-Chatman,
Erie, Pennsylvania


Cousin Diane & Donald, I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Janas.
She will really be missed. I cant remember the last time I visited her but I remember the times me and my sisters had when we were little.
Every time we were @ my grandparents house we made sure we walked across the street to see her and Uncle Oscar.
Before she opened the door all you heard was her high pitched voice telling us to come in and stay for awhile while she was smiling from ear to ear.
Then she would take us in the back room to eat vanilla wafers, cookies and milk and talk her and uncle Oscars ears off until she kicked us out lol.
I really miss those days and I wish I never stopped going to visit.
Aunt Janas is now one of God's angels with my grandpa so that keeps a smile on my face and keeps me @ peace.
Please let me know if the two of you need anything while your going through this hard time. I will be over to visit once things settle.
Love you Always
La.Shae'
 

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