Welcome to the memorial page for

Barbara Rose Manson-Burton

January 3, 1946 ~ September 2, 2020 (age 74)

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It is with great sympathy we announce the passing of Barbara Rose Manson-Burton on  September 2, 2020.  Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 2:00pm, House of Thomas Funeral Home~Elder Kevin Thomas Memorial Chapel. Rev. Hunter, Eulogist,  Union AME Church, Lakeview, SC.  Please note mandatory facial mask for the entire funeral service. Burial will be private. While the Burton family would love to be surrounded by your presence, they acknowledge the health risks to family, church members, friends, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable to this disease, the elderly and those with chronic health conditions. If you have any symptons related to COVID-19, please do not attend the funeral services. What the family needs most at this time are your prayers and understanding.

Please lift the Burton family in prayer as they grieve the loss of their loved one. 

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or light a candle.  

Funeral services entrusted to the House of Thomas Funeral Home, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Dillon, South Carolina 29536 ~ 843-774-0566

On behalf of the House of Thomas Funeral Home, it is our aim to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, dignity and sincerity with every family we serve. If this task has been met, then our aim has been accomplished.


~~~  Remembrance   ~~~


 “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1

In the early morning hour on September 2, 2020, after an extended illness, God’s Angel called from labor to reward the life Of Barbara Rose Burton, who was the third of five siblings born to the late Magnolia Ford on January 3, 1946. She grew up in the loving home of her late Grandmother Emma Ford Page.

Barbara attended school in Lake View S.C and upon graduating from Columbus High School she enrolled in Durham Business College in Durham N.C.  There she met and married her late Husband William Burton Jr.  To this union 5 children were born.  Reginald, William III, Kevin, Vikki and Darrell.

 At an early age she was Baptized, accepted Christ as her Savior and became a lifelong member of Union African Methodist Episcopal Church, where she served faithfully until her health failed.  She served in many capacities, Church Secretary, Steward, Usher, Class Leader, member of the Church School and at one time she sang on the different Choirs of the church.  She also served as a Stewardess, Missionary and a member of the Lay Organization.  She genuinely loved her church.  After she retired, from Lake View High School as Secretary, she would occasionally attend District and Connectional Church meetings.  She thoroughly enjoyed it when she traveled to attended the General Conference in St Louis, Missouri and in Nashville, Tenn.  Barbara loved the work of the Church.  Never missing an opportunity to speak when she felt that things were not in order.

 She leaves to cherish fond memories:  Reginald (Joyce), of Dillon S.C. William III, of the home, Kevin (Sadie), of Dillon S.C.  Vikki, of the home, and Darrell (Tracey), of Parkton NC.  Four Grandchildren, Dianna, Kaytia, Kevin and Daniel. Two Great Grandchildren.

Two Sisters, Emma and Geneva and one Brother Joseph. Cousin Helen of Garner NC and Cousin Paul of Capitol Heights Md.  Three Nephews, Three Nieces and a wealth of other family members, In laws and friends.

Barbara (affectionally called “Rose”) will truly be missed by her family and friends.

“ I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: finally there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day…... "                                                                            II Timothy 4:7-8


Lovingly Submitted

The Family


Miss Me-But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road

And the sun has set for me,

I want no rites in a gloom-filled room;

Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little – but not too long

And not with your head bowed low

Remember the love that we once shared.

Miss me – but let me go.

For this is a journey, that we all must take

And each must go alone.

It’s all a part of the Master’s plan,

A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart

Go to the friends we know

And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.

Miss me –  but let me go.

             Author Unknown


“When Tomorrow Starts Without Me”

When tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not there to see;

If the sun should rise and find your eyes, all filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry, the way you did today;

While thinking of the many things, we didn’t get to say.

I know how much you love me, as much as I love you;

And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too……

If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while,

I’d say goodbye and kiss you, and maybe see you smile.

As I walk through heaven’s gate, I know, I’ll feel right at home.

So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we’re far apart,

For every time  you think of me, I’ll be right there in your heart.

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