Services

Visitation One

Mon. Feb. 22, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ella's Garden

1415 Ulrich Rd
Tomball , TX 77375.

Funeral Service

Mon. Feb. 22, 2021
1:00 pm

Ella's Garden

1415 Ulrich Rd
Tomball , TX 77375.
Mon. Feb. 22, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ella's Garden
1415 Ulrich Rd
Tomball , TX 77375.
Mon. Feb. 22, 2021
1:00 pm
Ella's Garden
1415 Ulrich Rd
Tomball , TX 77375.
In Memory of
Jeff Burton
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Jeff Burton was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 5th, 1965 and passed away on February 7th, 2021 in Houston, Texas.

He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years Diana Burton; his daughters, Taylor Michele Miller and husband Kenneth, and Brianna Alyse Burton; granddaughter, Calliope Reign Miller; his parents, Hugh Paul Burton and Elaine Ann Burton; his brother, Jason Stephen Burton and wife Kim, and their children Jackson, Colin, and Olivia; his sister Jennifer Lynn Thornton and husband Lee, and their children Tanner and Walker.

He worked for Farmers Insurance for 17 ½ years.  He loved to work and help people whether it be his insureds or his co workers.  He was always a great resource to go to with questions and to help with issues.  When his office was a full office, he used to enjoy making food for everyone, especially this time of year.  He would be making king cakes for everyone.

He was also an avid traveler with his wife.  They recently finished traveling to their 42nd state.  Prior to that, he and his wife traveled extensively with both daughters for softball.  Their youngest went on to play collegiate softball where they continued to travel all over the country. 

He was a huge craft beer drinker and he and his wife, while on their travels, visited countless breweries all over the country as well as breweries all over Houston with friends and family.

He also loved trains, history museums and most recently, loved traveling to Civil War battlefields.

He was a music lover like no other.  His vast knowledge of music could fill a library.  With bands he really loved, he knew every word to every song, what album it was on, what year it came out and who was in the band. 

Most of all, he was an INCREDIBLE family man that loved all his girls and was the “fixer” of everything.  He had an amazing zest for life.

NOTE: There has been a change to the service times.

Services will occur at Ella's Garden located at 1415 Ulrich Rd. Tomball, Texas 77375 on Monday, February 22nd beginning with visitation at 11:00 AM and the funeral beginning at 1:00 PM.

 

Thank you for visiting this memorial web page.   Please sign the online guest book to let the family know you were here thinking of them.

Tributes

Message from
Patrick Crenshaw
Thu, 02/11/2021

I had the good fortune of meeting Jeff when I transferred into his work department in 2016. We chatted about life, work, family and whatnot, and I really remember his confidence and sense of humor. I pray that his family will be able to find a semblance of peace for a life well lived.

Message from
Arnold Barrera
Thu, 02/11/2021

I met Jeff at Sam Houston State in the fraternity he was always a fun guy to hang out with . I was blessed to reconnect with him after college we always had a great time together and I will always miss his smile and happy nature. Rest in peace Jeff always remembered!

Message from
Arnold Barrera
Thu, 02/11/2021

I met Jeff at Sam Houston State in the fraternity he was always a fun guy to hang out with . I was blessed to reconnect with him after college we always had a great time together and I will always miss his smile and happy nature. Rest in peace Jeff always remembered!

Message from
Kay and Clay Liedecke
Thu, 02/11/2021

Our condolences to the whole Burton immediate and extended family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We lived in Huntington Village when we first moved to Houston. We knew Elaine and Huey and know that Jeff grew to become a terrific young man and loving Husband, Parent and Grandparent as his parents are. God be with you all.

Message from
Bill Olsen
Thu, 02/11/2021

In a lot of ways Jeff was the kind of guy that could make you look at things differently. I met Jeff in the late 90’s through our work at Farmers and since that time we’ve worked on and off with one another. I considered him to be an awesome coworker and good friend of mine. Jeff was the kind of guy who had a smile that could light up a room while bringing a sense of happiness to those around him. His sense of humor helped break the ice on many occasions and he was always willing to help others in any way he could. I loved talking football with Jeff and hearing about his disdain for the Dallas Cowboys. Oh, how he loved taking jabs at my Cowboys. Jeff may be gone from this place we call earth, but I feel like Jeff will always live somewhere in each of our hearts. I know he will in mine. There’s no telling how many people Jeff touched along his journey and my heart goes out to his family who I know will deeply miss him. I wanted each of his family members to know how much he was loved by his work family.

Message from
Lori Schecher - Farmers Insurance
Mon, 02/15/2021

My deepest sympathy to Jeff's family. Jeff always brightened everyone's day and his love for his family was apparent. He will be missed indeed. He and his family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Message from
Shawn Carder
Tue, 02/16/2021

Joyful is how I would describe Jeff. I did a good deal of traveling on training trips with Jeff at Farmers. I always enjoyed chatting with him at dinner or lunch, he frequently spoke of his wife and daughters with affection and joy. His family was his life, all his energy and joy came from them. He was proud of his daughters' and their accomplishments and traveling with Diana. His joy was infectious, it attracted people to him and was encouraging and inspirational to others. His smile was inviting and caused you to smile. When we would chat on the phone I could always hear a smile in his voice. At Farmers he found his purpose in helping others succeed (I think that was his life purpose). He was good at it and people were confident that the training would be well done when they knew Jeff was in charge. He was an awesome guy to work with and a good friend. I think he would want us to enjoy a beer together in his name. God bless you, remember while he is not here, he is not gone, not only does he live in your hearts, he lives with God and you will always be one of his greatest joys.

Message from
Nicole Benavidez
Wed, 02/17/2021

My first supervisor in commercial after joining the department in 2008. I recall Jeff's love for Cabo, beer and his two daughters! Once I drove with him from Phoenix to Tucson, so we could visit a retired co-worker and the whole time I was stuck listen to his rock music. We even raced once on the freeway in Las Vegas, which he won! It was always a good time with Jeff, whether in the capacity of being the boss or just hanging out! Miss you Jeff!

Message from
Holli Todd
Wed, 02/17/2021

So sorry for the loss of Jeff Burton. He was my co-worker for about 13 of the 17 1/2 years he worked for Farmers and a very good friend. He was always someone I could count on and when I needed him he was there. He loved his family so much and was so proud of of his girls. I will miss talking to him about work. I will miss talking to him about cars, music and life. I will just miss him. Rest in peace Jeff.

Message from
Mitch Brown
Thu, 02/18/2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Jeff and I started about the same time at Farmers and we attended several meetings together so I got to know him over the years. I always included him when I set up training classes just so I could hangout with him for a week. We talked non stop about music (Sammy), NASCAR and our kids. I heard so many stories about Diana, Taylor and Breezy I felt I knew them. Whenever I was in Houston he always made sure he had time to take me to an ice house or new bar he discovered. Jeff was a great co-worker but an even better friend. I’ll miss him and will keep you all in my prayers.

Message from
Kathryn Minkler
Thu, 02/18/2021

It doesn't yet seem real. Jeff and I worked together for years at Farmers. He was known as my office hubby...something he and I joked about as did his wife Diana. He and I talked about life, his girls, and shared claims knowledge. We more recently talked about retirement and what we wanted to do and where we wanted to go. I miss him dearly. He was a true family man. I know he is watching over his newest pride and joy, his granddaughter. Jeff till we meet again .....

Message from
Jeremy Gradney
Fri, 02/19/2021

Jeff and I worked together at Farmers Insurance. He always carried himself with a smile. He was genuine, sincere, and a pleasure to be around. I will miss him.

Message from
Clifford Burton
Mon, 02/22/2021

I knew Jeff in High School at Strake Jesuit. We had the same last name so we were always grouped together. Great guy. Very nice and funny. Back then, he knew who he was while I was trying to figure out who I was. I lost touch with Jeff until recently as we found each other on Facebook. It was so wonderful to reconnect. Jeff had married and raised a wonderful family. He seemed so happy with his life. Always helping others and being a husband, friend and father to so many. I was hoping at some point to reconnect in person. So very sorry for your loss.