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Zelma Rae (Carlisle) Burton

August 28, 1935 ~ September 14, 2018 (age 83)

Funeral services for longtime Ravia, OK resident, Zelma Rae (Carlisle) Burton will be held on Monday, September 17, 2018, at 2 pm at the Ravia Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Wallace officiating and Sister Kay Williams assisting. Interment will follow in the Ravia Cemetery. Viewing will be Sunday evening from 3-8 at Tishomingo Funeral Home located at 705 N. Kemp. Mrs. Burton passed from this life into eternity with Jesus on Friday, September 14, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Tishomingo at the age of 83. Zelma was born in Estacado, TX on August 28, 1935, to the late James Grady Carlisle and Essie Maggie (Johnson) Carlisle.  She grew up in Gainesville, Texas and on January 13, 1952,  Zelma married the love of her life, J.E. “Bo” Burton and to this union were born seven children.  Dale, Joye, James, Brenda, David, Essie and Rosie. Zelma resided in Ravia, OK and Johnston County for the most of her life. Zelma worked as an LPN, drove the bus for Ravia Public Schools and cooked in the lunchroom.  Zelma and Wanda Akins cooked meals in the lunchroom, so we always had good food at school.  Zelma also worked in Snyder and Frederick as an LPN and cooked in the lunchroom at Mountain Park Public School.   When Zelma was sixty-three years old she went back to school at Murray State and earned her GED.  She enjoyed crocheting, watching western shows on T.V., but she especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

Zelma leaves behind to forever cherish her memory:


                                                Dale Burton and wife Lynette of Ravia, OK

                                                James Burton of Ravia, OK

                                                David Burton and wife Penny of Commerce, TX



                                                Joye Burton of Milburn, OK

                                                Brenda Lett of Roosevelt, OK

                                                Essie Smith and husband Richard of Lone Wolf, OK

                                                Rosie Duke and husband Jimmy of Mabank, TX



                                                LaVerne Ashcraft of Ft. Worth, TX



                                                Jamie Carlisle of Mississippi


Zelma also leaves a legacy of twenty grandchildren, thirty-five great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and 3 great-great-grandchildren on the way. Zelma is also survived by nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.


Zelma was preceded in death by both of her parents, husband; “Bo” Burton, brothers; Bill Carlisle, and Grady Carlisle, Sister; Ella McEnroe, Great-Grandson; Tyson Isaiah Burton; Great-Granddaughter; Ivie Rae Danielle Shannon and Son-in-Law; Larry Neasbitt


Arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Tishomingo Funeral Home. Online condolences for Zelma may be made by visiting


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