Lawrence Burton

Born November 1, 1943 in Havana, Cuba
Departed October 6, 2023 in Rockledge, Florida

Lawrence (Larry) Burton, 79, of Rockledge, Florida passed away on Friday, October 6, 2023.

He was born on November 1, 1943 in Havana, Cuba to the late Lawrence Elmer Burton, District Manager of Eli Lilly and Post Commander of the American Legion in Havana and the late Alice Ward Burton who worked for the American Embassy in Havana, Cuba.

Lawrence moved with his parents from Cuba to Miami Shores, Florida where he attended private schools in 1957. He was fluent in Spanish and English. Larry has lived in the Treasure Coast area since 1973. He participated in the Brevard Achievement Center Program (BAC) in Rockledge, Florida. Larry was employed by BAC from September 30, 2001 to December 16, 2015, (14 years). During that time, he held paid positions providing support to participants in the Adult Day Program, assisting staff in office work and working in the Creative Arts Department. He is remembered and loved by everyone there and considered a great treasure and a gift to all who knew and worked with him.

Lawrence excelled in bowling and won many trophies. His great love of baseball was legendary as well as his impressive collection of baseball memorabilia. He could recall most statistics with great skill. Larry was a gentle soul who embraced movie classics, music spanning from the 60’s to the 80’s, and challenging word puzzles.

Lawrence greatly treasured conversations and visits with family and friends and is survived by many caring cousins.

Lawrence (Larry) was preceded in death by his devoted parents, maternal and paternal aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 2:00 P.M. at Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home, 1010 East Palmetto Avenue, Melbourne, Florida.

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SALVATORE J PALMIERI from GULFPORT wrote on October 13, 2023:
My beloved cousin who spent countless hours listening to music from his favorite artists like Smokey Robinson, the Supremes, Commodores and Elvis. And I can't count the times we listened to Jerry Lee Lewis, Cher, Prince, Debra Harry, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. My favorite song I listened to with you was Stevie Wonder's YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE. Now you can listen to all your music, peruse your baseball cards and do the puzzle books. Rest in peace with your baseball and football jerseys eating pizza, ice cream and candy. Forever in my heart, your cousin.
Eleanore Palmieri Lindelof OFS from Lake Worth, Fl wrote on October 13, 2023:
We will miss our daily messages and phone calls from you. You are now in Heaven, dear cousin, with Grandpa Ward, Aunt Alice, Uncle Larry, Tia Annie, Tia Lillian, Tio Roberto, Tio Henry and Tia Juanita, and Tio Nelson Ward, with your other maternal and paternal aunts, uncles, and cousins. What a wonderful family reunion! Thank you for reminding us about the importance of family. We love you.

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