Joseph Leroy "Jojo" Burton Jr.
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On Saturday, July 23, 2005 of Waldorf, MD. Husband of Brenda Burton; father of Joseph Leroy Burton, III and Dania Burton. Also surviving are his parents Joseph L. Burton Sr.. and Brenda Burton; sister Victoria Burton; brother Charles Burton, other relatives and friends. Viewing Thursday, July 28, 10 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial 12 Noon at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pomfret, MD. Interment Church Cemetery. Arrangements by THORNTON FUNERAL HOME, Pomonkey, MD.

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Published in The Washington Post on Jul. 26, 2005.
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August 2, 2005
Brenda L. Burton

To my loving sister. I remember when you met "Joseph" and all of the wonderful times that the both of you shared. I know the good times outweighed the bad. Just remember that big smile that Joseph always display, your memories and your belief in "God" will give you the strenght to carry on. It is "God" will. Remember that I love you and always will be there for you no matter what. God bless you doing this time.

And to the Burton family may God bless each one of you at this time.
Candy Lubin
August 2, 2005
To Brenda L. Burton her sister, Candy Lubin and the rest of the Burton family, May you be at peace knowing Jo Jo is in God's hands looking over you. I didn't know Jo Jo, but I've had the pleasure of meeting his wife, Brenda and I work with his sister-in-law, Candy. Jo Jo is in Heaven and there's someone new to pray to now.
Brian Hicks
August 2, 2005
To The Burton Family:

I would like to express my sympathy and condolences to the Burton Family. I was introduced to JO-JO and Brenda about 7 years ago by my cousin Vernon. But this last year especially, it seem like JO-JO had become a real part of our family. In February of this year, JO-JO came to work for my brother (All Tune & Lube) and remained there until he went back to work in the Union. There was not one day that went by that you wouldn't see that big smile.

This is my first year riding a motorcycle and through my learning process, I have laid it down. I was very skeptical about riding to the funeral but the day that I laid it down JO-JO said "you are going to get back on that bike and ride it because that's an experience that everyone goes thru". So the day of the funeral, I asked him to be my Guardian Angel and see that I make it home safely and I did. I am so glad today that I made that decision to ride because if I wasn't going to do it for myself, at least I did it for him.

He is really going to be missed!!

This weekend (Aug 5-7 2005) JO-JO was planning to go to the Roundup with us. Well he may not be there in body but I am sure he will be there in spirit protecting us all the way..
Monique Dove
August 1, 2005
Brenda, Joe Sr, Brenda, Vicky and Chuck:
You have our deepest sympathy and our hearts go out to you all. We feel your pain, your loss is our loss and you will forever be in our hearts. JoeJoe was like a brother to Vernon and to me that made him family. We spent a lot of time with JoeJoe on trips, at the track, riding, on the phone and just hanging out. We will always cherish all of the wonderful memories, especially our latest trip to myrtle in may 05. JoeJoe and Chuck made this trip most enjoyable. Thank you JoeJoe (our guardian angel) for our time with you.

We love you man!!!
Vernon and Cindy
Vernon & Cynthia Hughes
July 30, 2005
To:The Family of JoeJoe Burton.
Please know that, you all, Have My Deepest Sympathy and the "Love," is still within my heart, for all of you. I am so glad, that, I can honestly say, that JoeJoe, "Was, Definetely...One In A Million" and he'll Never be forgotten. I remember all of the "Good Old Days too.(Smile) There was never a dull moment with JoeJoe, wherever he was around. My family and I, Enjoyed his comapny and all of you too. I can see his smilin' face, as we speak and it's a joyful feeling to know, that he is with jesus now and he's @Peace and Eternal Rest in Heaven with "Our Father. Growing up togeter, hangin' around each other...all of us, down too your parents and your brother and our sisters, being together and being very "Happy" and nobody can ever take my (our) memories way.
Let God lead the way and call upn his name and he'll be right there! JoeJoe is very Happy with Our Savior and he doesnt have any regrets...we are the ones that will have trouble accpting his passing on to, the Eternal Life in the sky and again...yes, he is being missed and never be forgotten
From:Morris Travers, With All Honor and "Respect."
Morris Travers
July 29, 2005
Dear Burton Family.
I am so very sorry about your loss, but God has received another"Guardian Beautiful Angel." So please know that God Loves all of you too and Im used to hearing, about JoJo, from my parents, Larry and Tessa and now its tears, but they do remember all of the good times that they shared with your loved one. I met Vicky, not to long ago and JoJo's Daddy too...and I love you all.
From:Larteshaye "Shaye" Kelton, w/love
Larteshaye "Shaye" Kelton
July 29, 2005
To:The Family.
Please know that are Prayers are still going up for each of you and JoJo,Is...In Heaven and there are, no more trials nor tribulations, but know that his memories will continue to linger on...Forever and Ever. I keep writing because there is, "Love" within my Heart and I'll *Never forget all of the good times with JoJo and you all because we are still just like "Family," the way it used to be. Vicky, there were, no words that would make you feel better yesterday, so that is why my youngest daughter, Shaye and I, Just Embraced You, @the grave, bidding our farewells for now.Your parents are, very loving people ans so are all of you. So, Brenda, if you ever need a shoulder to cry on, for God taking your husband home...I'm here and that goes also; to all of you...I Promise.This notification is from my heart, in case people want to know...why I'm writing so much.
With All Of My Love and Deepest Sympathy.
From:Tessa Travers-Kelton
Tessa Travers-Kelton
July 28, 2005
Jo Jo and I met while we both were on 64west returning from Norfort VA,that was way back in 98/99.We became good friends and would later make that same trip back to MD several times.As it would turn out I had been knowing his dad most of my life, so that made the two of us that much more closer!!! Hey (DOGG) I will always keep all those man to man conversations that we had close to my heart!!!
Andre (n.w.b)
Andre Middleton
July 28, 2005
To The Burton Family.
I was totally taken aback with the sad and devastating news about, "JoJo". Even though it is the myth that GOD knows best,however, when your loved is taken so suddenly and unexpectingly, you suffer, you cry, you pain, and you ask why. Then we begin to doubt GOD. At this point and time until the pain heals, we're probably angry at GOD, for taking Jo Jo. However, look at like this, he was the chosen one. Jo Jo was the special and fortunate one to be that chosen flower to enter eternal life. Whether if we want to except it or not, he's now living. My heart, prayers, and condolences go out to you, hoping the words of comfort will help you heal and overcome the pain and agony that you feel now. God Bless. Remember if you believe, he will guide you. Trust him and and put all your fait into him, you cant go wrong.
Tracy Kelton
July 28, 2005
To the Burton Family
My heartfelt prayers and condolences are with you all-
May you take comfort in the love and support of your friends and family during this difficult time. May God bless you and keep you.
Troy "Sugg" Barbour
July 28, 2005
We would like to send our love & blessings to the Burton Family. We met JoJo through Marc Hayes and my Brett Lomax. We enjoyed the time we share with him.
Devery (D.D.), Scarlett, Audrey & Oscar
Devery Lomax
July 28, 2005
To the Burton Family,

You and your family are in our prayers for strength and comfort.

JoJo was a wonderful and energetic person who loved to ride. He will truly be missed but never forgotten.
Roniece and Devon
July 28, 2005
I was TOTALLY knocked out when I heard this via our Star of the Sea grapevine email.....I went to school with this great guy for 12 years...and though I havent seen him since our 20 year reunion, he's still someone that I thought was an awesome guy...the family is in my prayers....
Terry Smith
July 27, 2005
Joe, Brenda, Vicky and Chuck
Somewhere among the heartache a Blessing may be find, that will somehow make you stronger at this time of sorrow. Let God's hands be with you always and he will pull you through. Your Family has been part of Our Family for many many years and JoeJoe will be in our hearts forever. WE LOVE YOU DEARLY and we will continue to pray for the family. God Bless You.
From the Chase Family:
Shirelle Chase-Richardson
July 27, 2005
Joe & Brenda,

There are no words of comfort that we could ever offer you at this time. Just know that your pain is ours. When that pain becomes unbearable, just think, JoJo is in a much better place cause God only provides the best for his children. Lean on your faith to get you through these difficult times. Just know we hold your family close to our hearts and always in our prayers.
Dianne & Scottie Swann
July 27, 2005
To:Duke and The Family.
Duke, my oldest sister and I, would like to tell you and your family, that you all have Our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your "Dad." Please know that I am always here for you...remember this always.
From:Zackary and Zatecea Baker, W/Love and our hearts go out to all of you. May God be with you all @this time.(Larry and Tessa's oldest children)
Zackary Baker and Zatecea Baker Baker
July 27, 2005
Vicky and Family,
Kenny and I are truly sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories give you peace during this time of grief.

Michelle and Kenny Young
Michelle Young
July 27, 2005
To the Burton Family,

Know that you are held close in our thoughts and prayers as you walk through this time.

"You don't have to wait for the End. I am, right now, Resurrection and Life. The one who believes in me, even though he or she dies, will live." John 11:25

Ava J. Morton and
Bobby and Marcia Morton-Gutrick and family
Ava Morton
July 27, 2005
Dear Burton Family,
I was a very close friend to JoJo. I found him to be a very giving and loving person. Our time was very short but it will last me a life time. He loved his motorcycle and race car that was his passion. When ever he came over to visit, my dog Bundles just loved him to no end. JoJo often talked about his dog as well. My prayers go out to you all, and now JoJo is with Father God.

With Love,
Natalie Brown (Soukie)
Natalie Brown
July 27, 2005
We would like to send our love & blessings to the Burton Family. We met JoJo, May of 05 in Myrtle Beach and from that day forward we are truely blessed to have met him. JoJo spoke words of truth & inspiration on Bike riding. We are happy to hold such great memories of a wonderful child of GOD, son, husband, and father. Please remember Gone But Not Forgotten.
Peace and Blessings. Louis & Katrina
Katrina & Louis Proctor
July 27, 2005

You and your family are in my thoughts and my prayers. I pray that God gives you courage and strength during this time.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
Rita Adams
July 27, 2005
We are truly sorry for your loss. Just wanting to let all of you know that our love and support goes out to you. Stay strong and may God bless you all.
Crystal & Wayne Johnson
July 27, 2005
Joseph was a good friend of mine. My sympathy is to the family and may God bless you'll and give you strength to make it through this time.
July 27, 2005
To the Burton Family:
I met JoJo at Mryth Beach with a group of friends riding his bike.
He was having fun. nice to have known him the 4 days at the beach.
He's with God resting. Hold on to God's unchanging hands.
Mildred Baltimore
July 27, 2005
To:The Burton Family.
Yesterday, I guess, I had written so much on this guest book, that I think it was denied because it was so long. There are so much that I would like to say, but there's not enough space. From our Family, to Yours, we the Travers/Kelton Familys' would like to express our condolences, of a "Man," that will be truly missed and continue to be Loved, everyday that goes by. I can imagine how devastating you all are @ this time...because please know, that we are too. Your "Hurt is our Hurt Too." Our families go way back and you all know what we mean, even our Parents are still remaining wonderful friends and we were like, "A Big Happy Family, " Combined Together. And to your wife Brenda...sweetheart, we go way back too and the Love is still within our hearts. We're here today and gone today! JoJo, will continue to remain in our hearts and in our minds...and to others...please know, "Dont wait too late to allow Jesus, to come into your hearts and dont wait too late. If you all would continue to, just hold onto Jesus and his "Unchanging Hands" and you know there is "Power, In The Name Of Jesus!! If there is anything that we can do, let us know, please.From:The Travers/Kelton Familys', With All Of Our Love and Deepest Sympathy to all. Tessa, Larry, Evelyn, Morris and the rest of the family.Call on Jesus...he'll fix it! God is a Good God and he'll never leave you. We Love You All...
Tessa Kelton
July 26, 2005
You are forever in the family and always in our hearts.
Randolph & DeeDee Dunnington
July 26, 2005
Kevin Brewington
July 26, 2005
Lisa Davis
July 26, 2005
I am sending my deepest sympathy to you and the family and may God give you peace at this time of mourning.

Kelly Barksdale
July 26, 2005
I would like to express my heartfelt sorrow,to the loss of your loved one, rest assured that he is in the hands of the lord,
joan wallace
July 26, 2005
To:The Burton Family.
First of all, I would like to say, on the behalf of my family and I, that Our Hearts and Love, go out too each and everyone of you and I am just speechless and dont know, exactly how to express your lost of JoJo because we all grew up, around each other and both of our families...go way back, especially with my parents (My late father, Joe Louis Travers) and my mother, Evelyn...
Tessa Kelton
July 26, 2005
Jo-Jo is like our brother he always bring Joy and laughter/ We love you. God will have peace in your home/ Your family will be in our prays. We just love you all God bless
Jennfier & Kevin Brewington
July 26, 2005
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Thornton Funeral Home
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