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Geraldine "Jerri" Mills Burton

January 4, 1944 — January 19, 2021

Geraldine "Jerri" Mills Burton

Ms. Geraldine “Jerri” Mills Burton, 77, of Hartwell Highway, Elberton, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at her residence.

Jerri was born in Elberton on January 4, 1944, daughter of the late Pete D. Mills and Laura Irene Bailey Mills. She was a lifelong member of Eliam United Methodist Church and currently the secretary for the family business, Burton Monument Company. Ms. Burton was also a member of the Rose M. Ashby Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, member of the Ladies’ Organization of Shriners International, member of the Elberton Elks Lodge #1100, a founding member of the Elberton Saddle Club, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Pulliam-Burton VFW Post 5456.

Survivors include her sons: Johnny and Janet Burton and Rick Burton and Christy Brown, all of Elberton; adopted son, Michael Hardman of Elberton; grandchildren: Blake Burton, Brad and Julie Burton, and Bailee Burton; great-grandchildren: Liberty, Cadence, Isabella, Ethan, Blakely, and Ruby Grace; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers and sisters-in-law: Wallace and Juanita Mills and Walter and Virginia Mills.

Funeral services celebrating her life will be held on Friday, January 22, at 2 o’clock in the Memorial Chapel of Berry Funeral Home with the Rev. Teresa Lilja and the Rev. J. Wesley Privett officiating. Entombment will follow in Elmhurst Cemetery.

The family is at the residence and will receive friends at Berry Funeral Home from 6:00-8:00p.m. on Thursday, January 21.

Flowers are accepted and contributions may be made in her memory to Eliam United Methodist Church, c/o Ken Taylor, 1969 Rousey Road, Elberton, GA 30635.

Those wishing may sign the online guestbook at www.berryfh.com.

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory of Elberton is respectfully in charge of arrangements for Ms. Geraldine “Jerri” Mills Burton.

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Visitation

Thursday, January 21, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory

1 Berry Lane, Elberton, GA 30635

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Service

Friday, January 22, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Berry Funeral Home & Crematory

1 Berry Lane, Elberton, GA 30635

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