Janet Elaine Burton

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Janet Elaine Burton

Janet Elaine Burton was born on September 5, 1956 to Rachel Elizabeth and Billy Gene Burton Sr. in Dallas, Texas. She passed away on December 29, 2021 in Italy, Texas. Janet was born with cerebral palsy, and while growing up in Irving, she spent many years going to Scottish Rite for therapy and surgery. When Janet was a teenager, her family moved to Howard, south of Waxahachie. Janet was given a special graduation and diploma from Waxahachie High School in 1978. Known to many as Jano and Baby Girl, she is remembered as full of laughter and love. Janet was always smiling and cared very deeply for her loved ones. She had a song in her heart and could be heard every morning often singing to the top of her lungs. She was a cheerful, happy person, never complaining and always the life of the party!

Janet was a huge baseball fan. She loved the Texas Rangers but her favorite player was her brother, Gene. Janet loved following Gene's baseball teams. As their biggest fan, you could often hear Janet yell at the umpires "my brother was SAFE!" Janet loved outings with her family, and she never missed a chance to ride in the golf cart with Gene or her mom. She particularly loved it when "their team" beat Dad and Julie. Her parents, ensured that she was included in everything the family did. If Janet couldn't go, the family didn't go. Her mother said, "God gave special children to special people," and Janet was an exceptionally special person in so many ways. Her family cherished her and Janet was treated like a Diva – the Queen of the house!

She took great pleasure in playing Wahoo, frequently cheating to beat her caretakers! When not singing or cheating at Wahoo, you could find Janet watching endless videos of the Brady Bunch and Little House on the Prairie, and you better not interrupt her! When family or friends came to visit though, she would bolt out of her room in her wheelchair, and you couldn't shut her up. It was her great joy to have these visits and talk about old times. She was always ready to participate in game nights, and especially excited to celebrate Christmas Eve playing games with Cindy and her family. She loved going to casinos, where she repeatedly won money, going to Six Flags with her nieces and being ushered to the front of the line because she was in a wheelchair, or going to the café her parents owned to laugh and joke with the Italy community. If there was fun to be had, Janet was right in the middle of it.

Janet was a Rock-n-Roll fan, sang every song by memory and sang them very loudly (often whilst enjoying a long bubble bath)! Her favorite singer was Elvis, so when her parents took her on a vacation to Graceland and she saw his grave, she said she wanted to be buried right beside Elvis because she loved him so much.

Most importantly, Janet had the love of Christ in her heart and would frequently ask those she came in contact with if they "were saved". She knew the importance of salvation, and there is no doubt that she is in paradise with our Lord this very minute. Janet constantly prayed for everyone she loved and would tell family members, "I prayed, prayed, prayed for you last night."

Janet was preceded in death by her parents Billy and Rachel Burton. She is survived by her brother Gene Burton and wife Julie of McKinney, Texas; sister Cindy Carter and husband Stephen of Italy, Texas; niece Ceci Hinojosa and husband Jesse of Frisco, Texas, niece Stephanie Brandon and husband Jimmy of Italy, Texas, niece Cristie Enriquez and husband Eric of Italy, Texas, niece Mistie Carter of Italy, Tx; great nieces and nephew Tinzley Enriquez, Liliana, Zoe and Daxton Hinojosa, and Kylie Saxon.

The family would like to express their thankfulness and appreciation to Berry Family Services, Bristol Hospice, Diana Porter and Charleigh Thomas for their services and quality care. Janet was surrounded by angels.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, December 31, 2021 at 9:00 am at Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel in Italy, Texas.

Memorial services will be held Friday, December 31, 2021 at 10:00 am also at Boze Mitchell McKibbin Chapel in Italy, Texas.

Arrangements are under the direction of Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 West Main Street, Waxahachie, Texas.

Posted online on January 01, 2022

Published in Waxahachie Daily Light

Obituaries in Waxahachie, TX | Waxahachie Daily Light
Obituaries in Waxahachie, TX | Waxahachie Daily Light

Janet Elaine Burton

Janet Elaine Burton

Janet Elaine Burton was born on September 5, 1956 to Rachel Elizabeth and Billy Gene Burton Sr. in Dallas, Texas. She passed away on December 29, 2021 in Italy, Texas. Janet was born with cerebral palsy, and while growing up in Irving, she spent many years going to Scottish Rite for therapy and surgery. When Janet was a teenager, her family moved to Howard, south of Waxahachie. Janet was given a special graduation and diploma from Waxahachie High School in 1978. Known to many as Jano and Baby Girl, she is remembered as full of laughter and love. Janet was always smiling and cared very deeply for her loved ones. She had a song in her heart and could be heard every morning often singing to the top of her lungs. She was a cheerful, happy person, never complaining and always the life of the party!

Janet was a huge baseball fan. She loved the Texas Rangers but her favorite player was her brother, Gene. Janet loved following Gene's baseball teams. As their biggest fan, you could often hear Janet yell at the umpires "my brother was SAFE!" Janet loved outings with her family, and she never missed a chance to ride in the golf cart with Gene or her mom. She particularly loved it when "their team" beat Dad and Julie. Her parents, ensured that she was included in everything the family did. If Janet couldn't go, the family didn't go. Her mother said, "God gave special children to special people," and Janet was an exceptionally special person in so many ways. Her family cherished her and Janet was treated like a Diva – the Queen of the house!

She took great pleasure in playing Wahoo, frequently cheating to beat her caretakers! When not singing or cheating at Wahoo, you could find Janet watching endless videos of the Brady Bunch and Little House on the Prairie, and you better not interrupt her! When family or friends came to visit though, she would bolt out of her room in her wheelchair, and you couldn't shut her up. It was her great joy to have these visits and talk about old times. She was always ready to participate in game nights, and especially excited to celebrate Christmas Eve playing games with Cindy and her family. She loved going to casinos, where she repeatedly won money, going to Six Flags with her nieces and being ushered to the front of the line because she was in a wheelchair, or going to the café her parents owned to laugh and joke with the Italy community. If there was fun to be had, Janet was right in the middle of it.

Janet was a Rock-n-Roll fan, sang every song by memory and sang them very loudly (often whilst enjoying a long bubble bath)! Her favorite singer was Elvis, so when her parents took her on a vacation to Graceland and she saw his grave, she said she wanted to be buried right beside Elvis because she loved him so much.

Most importantly, Janet had the love of Christ in her heart and would frequently ask those she came in contact with if they "were saved". She knew the importance of salvation, and there is no doubt that she is in paradise with our Lord this very minute. Janet constantly prayed for everyone she loved and would tell family members, "I prayed, prayed, prayed for you last night."

Janet was preceded in death by her parents Billy and Rachel Burton. She is survived by her brother Gene Burton and wife Julie of McKinney, Texas; sister Cindy Carter and husband Stephen of Italy, Texas; niece Ceci Hinojosa and husband Jesse of Frisco, Texas, niece Stephanie Brandon and husband Jimmy of Italy, Texas, niece Cristie Enriquez and husband Eric of Italy, Texas, niece Mistie Carter of Italy, Tx; great nieces and nephew Tinzley Enriquez, Liliana, Zoe and Daxton Hinojosa, and Kylie Saxon.

The family would like to express their thankfulness and appreciation to Berry Family Services, Bristol Hospice, Diana Porter and Charleigh Thomas for their services and quality care. Janet was surrounded by angels.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, December 31, 2021 at 9:00 am at Boze Mitchell McKibbin Funeral Home Chapel in Italy, Texas.

Memorial services will be held Friday, December 31, 2021 at 10:00 am also at Boze Mitchell McKibbin Chapel in Italy, Texas.

Arrangements are under the direction of Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 West Main Street, Waxahachie, Texas.

Posted online on January 01, 2022

Published in Waxahachie Daily Light