Harriet attended elementary school in Miami, Florida. Later attended Dudley Elementary, Nobel Middle and DC Virgo Middle in Wilmington, North Carolina. Harriet graduated from New Hanover High School 1977. She also went to Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina with a major in Criminal Justice with an Associate degree in welding.
She worked with the State of North Carolina as Probation Officer for a few years.
Myrtle as we affectionately called her became disabled in 2006. She moved to Orlando, Florida to continue medical treatment and to be close to family.
She leaves to mourn her loving son Larry Burton , her beautiful granddaughter Faith Burton, siblings Polly Hamilton , Charles Phillips (Yvonne ), Carolyn Blue and Debra Ann Moore. Also, three sibling from her father, Chris Phillips , Carol Phillips (in Tampa) , and Dionne Phillips (in Atlanta) A host of Nieces ,Nephews and Cousins and Long time friends Liz Yates, Ms Ann and Cookie Carr both from Wilmington, North Carolina and Betsy Johnson of Miami Florida.
The family will be receiving friends on Friday, September 16th, 2022 at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service which starts at 11:00 am at Dobbs Funeral Home with Rev. Linda Jafari officiating. Interment will be at Orlando Memorial Gardens in Apopka.
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