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Rita Compton Burton

January 6, 1936 — December 20, 2023

Vernon Hill

Rita Compton Burton

Rita Compton Burton 87, passed away on December 20, 2023.  She was born on January 6, 1936 to the late Beverly Lewis Compton and the late Becky Ingram Compton.  She was married to the late William Bryant Burton, Sr.


Rita was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.  She loved reading, bird watching, and especially taking care of her grandchildren.    


Left to cherish her memory:

Her Son

William B. “Bill” Burton, Jr. (Jacqueline) of South Boston


Trey Burton, Ashley Burton, Maggie Mae Burton, Chris Seamster (Linda Gayle), and Rebecca Seamster Anderson (Kyle)

Two Brothers

Beverly Compton (Sylvia) of Vernon Hill

David Compton (Debbie) of Vernon Hill


***Preceded in death by***

Her Daughter

Vicky Lee Burton


Georgia Lee Kambesis


A graveside will be held Saturday, December 23, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Hanson officiating.


For memorials, please consider Asbury United Methodist Church, c/o James Priest, 2101 Asbury Church Rd, Vernon Hill, VA 24597.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements entrusted to Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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Past Services

Graveside Service

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Asbury United Methodist Church

2154 Asbury Church Rd, Vernon Hill, VA 24597

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