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Mr. Leon E. Bruton transitioned from this earthly life on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. His funeral will be held 12:00PM on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 408 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Greensboro, NC, with Pastor William F. Wright, Jr. officiating. The visitations will start 30min prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow in Lakeview Memorial Park.

He was born in Mt. Gilead, NC on July 26, 1934 to the late Godfrey and Mary Bruton.  Leon was educated at Mt. Gilead Elementary School and graduated from Peabody High School in Troy, NC. After 26 years of dedicated service he retired from Lorillard Tobacco Company.  In 1960 he was united in holy matrimony to the late Roberta M. Bruton and to this union two children were born.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Leon is preceded in death by one son, Leonard E. Bruton; one sister, Doris York and one brother, Reginald Bruton.

Left to cherish his memories are: one daughter, Linette E. Bruton of the home; one granddaughter, Jamie M. Bruton of Greensboro, NC; one brother, Fred Bruton (Ella) of Mt. Gilead NC and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Woodard Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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  • Thursday, July 05, 2018
    The staff off Woodard Funeral Home will continue to keep your family in our prayers.
    ~ Woodard Funeral Home
  • Thursday, July 05, 2018
    Earth has no sorrow, that Heaven cannot heal. Our condolences to Erica, Fred, Marva and family, on the passing of your father, brother and uncle.May God comfort you during this time.
    ~ Hubert, Dora and The Harris Family   Mount Gilead, NC
  • Friday, July 06, 2018
    My heartfelt prayers go out to the family and friends during this difficult time. I hope that the promise found in Hosea 13:14 can bring you some comfort.
    ~ Lynn
  • Monday, July 09, 2018
    Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your dear love one. A scripture that has given me much comfort is Revelation 21;4 which promises that one day death will be no more. I hope this scripture brings comfort to your family during this difficult time.
    ~ Dorothy   Greensboro, NC
  • Monday, July 09, 2018
    I am so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. There is a very comforting scripture found at Isaiah 25:8. It says that soon Jehovah will swallow up death forever and that he will wipe away all of the tears. So we can look forward to a time when death will be done away with forever. I hope that this scripture can bring some comfort during this time.
    ~ Kayla P
  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018
    I never knew Mr. Bruton's name, but would walk by his home and wave at him while he sat in his truck in the mornings. I started missing him recently when I didn't see him. I never assumed he had passed on. I pray for the family's peace and comfort.
    ~ Manuel Hyman   Greensboro, NC
  • Saturday, July 14, 2018
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Leon, Roberta, Bob and I spent a lot of time together visiting and raising children many years ago. He was such an easy going guy. Linette I hope you are well. My best to you and the family at this time. God bless.
    ~ Geraldine Miller   Toledo, OH
  • Monday, July 30, 2018
    We're sorry to hear about your recent loss. May you find strength from the words of Philippians 4:13 which says: "For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power." What a loving God who cares about each one of us. He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    With deepest sympathy to the family. We look forward to God's promise that He will wipe out tears, death, mourning, and pain.
    ~ Renee   NC