DeKalun Johnastasius Burton “DBoy/Sleepy”, departed this life on Thursday, September 10, 2020, in New Orleans, LA. He was 21 years old and was the proud son of Keokeoa and Darryl Burton Jr.
“DBoy” as he was affectionately known was educated in the New Orleans Public School System and was a 2018 graduate of G.W. Carver High School where he ran track and played football. He attended James Singleton Charter Middle School where he played basketball and was on the Color Guard. DeKalun was also a product of A.L. Davis Park, under coach Jerome “Jubilee” Temple.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents Keokeoa Burton and Darryl Burton Jr. (Leslie), of Atlanta, GA. His siblings Darriana and Keo’vion Burton, Mallia Perry, Kyron Burton, Darryl Burton III and Darryl Brown. His grandparents, Brenda Marzett, Booker T. Washington Sr., Cathy and Darryl Burton Sr., his great aunts Glenda Marzett and Patricia Mills of Titusville, Fl., great - great aunts Mary Lee Larvadain of Belle Rose, LA., Agnes Larvadain and Dorothy Champagne. His nephews Zyran Jr., Blake Watson, and Dior Burton. His aunts Deidra Burton, Tremaine Williams, Delmon Sr., Sean Sr., Kenwon (Kira), Tyron Burton, James Nunnery, and Zyran Marzett (Brittney). He was the Godson of Alicia Ross, Rachel Thoms, Kevin Ellis Sr., and Edmon Shelton. Also left to cherish his memories are a host of other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his great – grand parents Daisy and Hamp Marzett Jr., Hilda and James Sly Jr., Alma Burton, Katherine Briscoe and James Sly III.
Relatives and friends of the family, members of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Sixth Baptist Church, Israelite Baptist Church, and all neighboring churches, are all invited to attend the funeral services on Friday, September 25, 2020, at New Hope Baptist Church located at 1807 John Raphael Jr., Way at 11 a.m. The visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Pastor Jamal Weathersby officiating and the interment will follow at Providence Memorial Park in Metairie, LA.
Everyone in attendance MUST wear a face mask or other proper facial covering and continue to practice social distancing.
Funeral planning entrusted to ROBINSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 9611 LA – 23 BELLE CHASSE, LA 70037 (504) 208 – 2119.
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