Katherine Price Burton

October 3, 1936 ~ April 24, 2020 (age 83)

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Katherine Price Burton, 83, passed on to her new journey on April 24th, 2020.  Katherine was born on October 3, 1936 in Elizabeth City, NC. to William Edward and Hattie Lister Price. 

She moved to Providence, RI from Seaford, Delaware in 1968.  

Katherine was an employee of the Providence School Department for many years where she made an impact on many of her students’ lives.  In her later years she worked for Sadexho before fully retiring in 2013.  She loved to fish, bake, sing, and enjoyed attending church where she was an usher and a church mother. 

She is survived by her husband Ralph Burton and her children; Theresa Price, Louis Etheridge, Neil Etheridge, Barry T. Cooper, Michael A. Cooper, Alan Cooper, Vincent Cooper, Shannan Carpenter, Lauren Judd, Chelsea Avelina, and Janelle Texeira.  

Her sisters; Sandra Spellman Johnson, Cynthia Spellman Johnson and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her children Donald A. Etheridge, Lee Etheridge and her sister Maddie Lee Shannon.

Her family paid this tribute to her, “Katherine was a Woman of God and one of the kindest people you could ever meet.  She opened her heart and her home to many.  She will be sorely missed and never forgotten.”

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Memorial Service
May 1, 2020

12:00 PM
Bright Funeral Home
290 Public Street
Providence, RI 02905

May 1, 2020

12:15 PM
Oakland Cemetery
1569 Broad Street
Cranston, RI 02905

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