June 19, 1921 – September 2, 2020
On June 19, 1921, God blessed the world with a phenomenal woman, Josephine Jones. Having given her life to Christ at an early age, Josephine lived to faithfully serve the Lord and on September 2, 2020, he called her home. Born in Houma, Louisiana to the union of Paul and Eliza (Penn) Jones, as one of fourteen children, she attended and was educated through the public-school system in Houma, Louisiana.
Josephine was united in marriage with the love of her life, John Henry Burton Sr. on August 28, 1938, to whom she remained devoted to for 66 years, until his passing. To this union, they were blessed with four children, John Henry Jr., Eula, Annie Clora, and Ruby. They raised their children with Christian values and helped them understand the importance of family and hard work.
Once obtaining a Certified Nursing Assistant Certification she passionately cared for her patients with dignity and respect, while remaining dedicated to the healthcare profession for more than thirty years of service until her retirement.
Josephine was a faithful and active member of Cathedral of Faith Baptist Church for over thirty-five years; where she served to edify God as an Usher, member of the Church Choir, Mission and as a Sunday School Teacher. Affectionately known as “Doll Baby, Maw Maw or Sister Burton” to those who loved her, she cherished her family, friends and church community. She enjoyed spending time with them while instilling strength, wisdom, and faith.
In her spare time, Josephine was an avid cook and baker who could prepare a delicious meal or dessert at a moments notice. Her family looked forward to traditional Sunday dinners, where they would exchange neighborly meals with the Plumbar Family, which were made with love. These memorable meals connected both families and built a life long relationship that was cultivated by friendship and the fondness of food.
Although her immediate family was small, Josephine and her husband John Henry, Sr. had many adoptive grand and great grand children who they adored and considered their own.
She was preceded in death by her parents Paul and Eliza Jones; husband, John Henry Sr.; children, John Henry Jr., Annie Clora, Ruby; seven brothers, and four sisters.
To cherish her memories, she leaves behind two siblings, Mary Jones and Lolive Scott (Jim) both of Shreveport Louisiana; daughter, Eula Burton-Josey of Texas City, Texas; grandson, Phillip Burton (Amy) of San Jose, California; granddaughter, Tameka Josey-Richardson (Steven Beck) of Texas City, Texas; great-grand daughters, Jamie Breech (Phillip) of Manvel, Texas, Porsha Dudley (Christopher) of Richmond, Texas; great-grand sons, Ahmad Josey of Texas City, Texas, Dylan Burton of San Jose, California; Chance Beck of Texas City, Texas; three great-great grand children; sisters-in-law, Rosie Jones and Eunice Jones both of Shreveport, LA and a host of treasured relatives, nieces, nephews, & close friends.