Deborah Burton

Obituary of Deborah L. Burton

Deborah L. Burton (Debbie), our cherished mother, grandmother, sister, and friend passed away on December 23, 2021 in Fairfax, Virginia. 


Debbie was born on August 12, 1952 in Lynchburg, VA to the late Lawrence Elias and Francis Lousie Liming. 


Debbie graduated from Virginia Tech in 1974 where she earned a degree in History. She later realized she needed a job and obtained a CPA license. She went onto work for the government where she met her late ex-husband Charles Burton. Debbie spent most of her career working for the Department of Interior, specifically at the US Geological Survey and later the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 


She was a quiet, intelligent, humble, and above all else a selfless woman. She was extraordinarily talented in just about any craft project but especially sewing, painting, and pottery. She had a very analytical mind and loved puzzles and games. Debbie was a proud Hokie constantly bragging about any of their accomplishments (athletic or academic). She was often spotted at some of her favorite shopping establishments: Costco, Kohls, and Joann Fabrics. 


Debbie will be remembered as someone who went out of her way for others and was all too happy to lend a hand. She was patient and loved teaching others.  Anyone who had the pleasure of meeting her immediately felt her warmth and generous nature. 


She is survived and will be dearly missed by her sister, Robin Harper; children, David Burton, Amy Burton, and Brittany Satterfield (Tim); grandchildren, Jaimy Kinlaw, Jocey Kinlaw, Elias Kinlaw, and Peter Satterfield.


In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research or click this link to "Donate in Tribute"


A Memorial Tree was planted for Deborah
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Direct Cremation Svcs of VA - Chantilly
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