Melissa Elura Burton (Best)


February 25, 1966 – December 5, 2019

Melissa Elura Burton (Best) passed away December 5, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Phyllis Best; son, Matthew Davis Burton; maternal grandfather, Roy Chaney; and paternal grandmother, Elura Gunter.

Melissa is survived by her son, Zachary Burton (Jordyn Kazmouz); sister, Kristie Best Rigsby (Scott); niece, Kelsie Sapp; nephew, Jakob Rigsby; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Melissa was a loving and supportive mother. She had a strong personality and would do anything for those she loved, as demonstrated by her commitment to the personal growth of those that worked with her over the course of her thirty-year career. She had a wonderful sense of humor. She was an avid Auburn football fan.

Services will be held Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home in Dora. The family will receive guests from 12:30 until 2 p.m. Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m., with burial following at New Horizon Memorial Gardens.

Online condolences can be made at

New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home, Dora; 205-648-2323