• Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist-East Brainerd Chapel
    Chattanooga, TN
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Alfred Taylor Burton 1935 - 2013
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Thursday, August 01, 2013
Thank you Mike for your kind words.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Just want to tell you how sorry for your loss. Hayley,your dad was truly a kind and gentle man and I know you will miss him. May God comfort you during this time.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Thank you Patty so much. I love that and it is so true. Tell the kids hello. I had a picture of daddy and Jacob at the funeral. He was hanging on that cedar tree in mom and dads front yard. Good memories. Take care and thank you for the poem. I will show it to mom. Hayley
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Thank you Kim and Dionne for your prayers. We are going to miss him so much. He went peacefully and we are so grateful for that. I will tell mom about your messages. Love, Hayley
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Please know that I am praying for the family during this time! Tony, Shane, Haley and Ruthie, I am so sorry for the loss of a wonderful husband and dad. God will comfort you in the days ahead.
Monday, July 29, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss.I know there are no words I could say to take away your pain but please know I will keep you in my prayers.God Bless you and your family.
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