Margaret Burton

Westminster- Margaret Virginia Gillespie Burton, 81, wife of the late Larry Joe Burton, passed away Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 at the Oaks at Seneca.


Born in Oconee County, South Carolina, Margaret was the daughter of the late Homer Gillespie and Annie Lou Maxwell Gillespie.  Mrs. Burton spent many years as a vocalist in the Good News Singers gospel group.   She enjoyed bird watching, spending time with family, making people laugh with her charismatic storytelling, and shopping trips with her sister.


Margaret is survived by her sons, William Paul Burton (Peggy), Andy Darren Burton; daughters, Sherri Ann Bird (Robert), Angie Miller (Brandon); brother, Max Gillespie; sister, Martha Hammond; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.


In addition to her husband and parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her son, David Burton and her sister, Mary Campbell.


Per Margaret’s wishes, no formal service will be held.


In lieu of flowers, memorials in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Farris Road, Greenville, SC 29605 A message of condolence may be written to the family by visiting