In memory of
James A. Burton
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In memory of
James A. Burton
James A. Burton, born October 3, 1947, passed away on November 3, 2019, at the age of 72. He was preceded in death by his parents, Winifred Cambias Burton and Robert Henderson Burton, III and a brother, Robert Henderson Burton, IV. He is survived by a brother Richard M. Burton (Terri) and numerous nieces and nephews: Cynthia Burton Mann, Robert H. Burton, Robin Lita Burton, James Raymond Burton, Joseph Lee Burton, Janet Burton Bromagen, Carolyn Burton Edward, Susan Burton Boeving , Christy Burton Nelson, Michael Burton, and numerous great nieces and nephews, and his "Little Brothers": Eric James Brookes, II, Paul Joseph Pierce, Zachary Alan Anderson and Josh Burton Arvan, as well as countless friends and co-workers whom he considered family. Jim graduated from Isidore Newman High School in 1965, received a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University in 1969 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; and graduated from Tulane Law School in 1972 where he was elected Assistant Editor of the Tulane Law Review and received the Order of the Coif. He was a founding partner of Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, L.L.P. in 1979 where he served as Managing Partner for sixteen years and headed the Firm's Appellate Practice Section. Jim was a former President of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana and a member of the Board of Directors of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Louisiana, Inc. He was an active participant in other community, church and political activities. He will be remembered for his quiet strength, his extensive generosity and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to Big Brothers/Big Sisters or the charity of your choice.
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In memory of
James A. Burton
James A. Burton, born October 3, 1947, passed away on November 3, 2019, at the age of 72. He was preceded in death by his parents, Winifred Cambias Burton and Robert Henderson Burton, III and a brother, Robert Henderson Burton, IV. He is survived by a brother Richard M. Burton (Terri) and numerous nieces and nephews: Cynthia Burton Mann, Robert H. Burton, Robin Lita Burton, James Raymond Burton, Joseph Lee Burton, Janet Burton Bromagen, Carolyn Burton Edward, Susan Burton Boeving , Christy Burton Nelson, Michael Burton, and numerous great nieces and nephews, and his "Little Brothers": Eric James Brookes, II, Paul Joseph Pierce, Zachary Alan Anderson and Josh Burton Arvan, as well as countless friends and co-workers whom he considered family. Jim graduated from Isidore Newman High School in 1965, received a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University in 1969 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa; and graduated from Tulane Law School in 1972 where he was elected Assistant Editor of the Tulane Law Review and received the Order of the Coif. He was a founding partner of Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, L.L.P. in 1979 where he served as Managing Partner for sixteen years and headed the Firm's Appellate Practice Section. Jim was a former President of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana and a member of the Board of Directors of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Louisiana, Inc. He was an active participant in other community, church and political activities. He will be remembered for his quiet strength, his extensive generosity and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to Big Brothers/Big Sisters or the charity of your choice.
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Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home
5100 PONTCHARTRAIN BLVD
New Orleans, LA 70124
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