Michael Harrison Burton
January 19, 1953 – February 24, 2022
Michael Harrison Burton “Mike”, 69, of Richmond, Virginia passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Thursday, February 24, 2022. Joyfully reunited in Heaven, he was predeceased by his father, Thomas Gary Burton Sr; mother, Dorothy Harrison Burton; mother of his children, Ankie Moore; and grandson, Beau Burton. He is survived by his children, Whitney Meleski (Danny) and Corey Burton (Kate); brother, Thomas Gary Burton Jr; and stepmother, Frances Burton. He is also survived by four grandchildren whom he loved, adored, and cherished, Brady, Chancey, Bowen and Baker. Lovingly known as “Mikey B”, he also leaves behind many cherished friends whom he considered family. A graduate of J.R. Tucker High School Class of 1972, many of his happiest moments were spent there on the basketball court. Mike spent years coaching Whitney and Corey at Tuckahoe Little League and went on to watch their games at Godwin High School. An avid sports fan, he could often be found at Glory Days Grill cheering on the Washington Redskins, Atlanta Braves, VCU Rams, and JMU Dukes. He loved reminiscing on old memories and all the lives he shared them with, all of which he valued tremendously. A service honoring Mike’s Life will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 11am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 9501 Gayton Road, Henrico, VA 23229. A reception celebrating Mike will be held immediately after at Glory Days Grill, 10466 Ridgefield Parkway Henrico, Virginia 23238. In lieu of flowers, please kindly direct donations to “Walk4JaneO” in honor of Mike Burton, at 1914 Shady Branch Trail, Henrico, VA 23238.
Dear Corey, Kate and sweet boys,
I wanted to express my condolences at the passing of Corey’s dad. Please know that your family will be in my prayers.
May God hold each of you close,