September 18, 1946 - January 04, 2012
Sunrise morning on the 18th day of September 1946, Joseph Burton to Attilia Burton and Cassius Burton at Anse-La-Verde, a little country village in the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia. Joseph Burton, better known as Solobo, grew up as a farmer, doing some farming work for a few years in his village and later on he decided to leave and head to the town of Anse-La-Rye, which is in the western part of St. Lucia. He became a baker in that region, baking and serving bread to the people who used to enjoy his baking. He continued baking for quite a long time in St. Lucia, and after a few years he decided to migrate to the United States. Whilst he was a resident over there he got married to his wife Vivian Burton (deceased) and had son with her, Maurice Burton, who is a citizen of the United States, and is residing there. Joseph Burton did different kinds of work while residing in the United States for a long time, until he decided to move to the Virgin Islands to live. He worked for a short period of time in the Virgin Islands, and then he fell sick. He had a zeal to live life for a long time, but the sickness would not let it be. He was hospitalized for a few months and then in the sunset day of January 4, 2012, Mr. Joseph Burton was called upon by the most High God.
He is survived by:
Many nieces and nephews including:
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Mount Carmel Catholic Church in St. John. The viewing will begin at 9 a.m. followed by the service at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Cruz Bay Cemetery.