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Jacqulene Gattis Burton “Jackie”

Jacqulene Gattis Burton, 84, passed away peacefully at her home June 10, 2019. She was born June 13, 1934, to the late Robert and Mittie Gattis of Hillsborough, NC. 

Mrs. Burton was a strong woman of faith and attended New Horizon Church.

Jackie was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Burton, her twin sister, Daphene Scarlett and sister, Doris Cook. Her greatest joy in life was her family, sons; Charles (Ann) and Keith Burton and daughter; Karen Fulford (Paul Boone). She was the proud grandmother of Brad (Kelly) and Gray Burton, Taylor Fulford and Brandon Burton; and great grandmother of Sam and Kyle Burton. In addition to her immediate family, she is survived by her sister, Peggy Walker (Norman) and brother, Ronald Gattis (Betty).

While attending Hillsboro High School, she played basketball, softball and performed as a majorette with her sisters, Doris and Daphne. She continued to play softball into her 50’s. She loved to laugh, dance, share family meals, and visit with her family and friends. For 30 years, Jackie worked at General Electric where, according to her co-workers, she was always a pleasure to work with because of her kindness and selflessness.

The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to Cindy Speight, her caregiver, for her compassion and support during the four years she dedicated to the care of their mother.