Edward S. Hutton, Jr.
Edward S. Hutton, Jr. was born October 11, 1930, to the late Edward S. Hutton, Sr. and Mary Todd. He made his transition to GOD on November 29, 2018. He was the second oldest of four siblings. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Mervin Todd Hutton and Eileen Hutton and survived by one brother William C. Hutton, Sr. Edward was preceded in death by his loving, beautiful wife; Catherine on July 28, 2018.
Edward married Dorothy Johnson and from this union there were five children: Sharon, Tina, Edward III, Mimi, and Eric.
Lieutenant Hutton, known affectionately as “Mimi” in the community, attended and graduated from Burlington Senior High School in 1949. He was a pillar in the community and was well loved and respected by all who came in contact with him. Edward accepted Christ and was baptized earlier in his life. He also attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia. He enlisted in the U. S. Army National Guard and the Army Reserve for 8 years. He joined the Burlington City Police Department where he served for 27 years and retired as a Police Lieutenant. He also graduated from the FBI Academy, was a member of American Legion Post 336/Slade Valentine, and Fraternal Order Police Lodge #2. Edward was owner of Hutton Moving and Hauling for 48 years. He was the recipient of the Burlington City Brotherhood Award for outstanding community service, role model and mentorship. Having boxed in Germany during the war, he was an avid boxer and later operated the Burlington City’s Police Athletic League and trained and mentored many young boxers in the city.
Edward joined Evergreen Baptist Church more than 25 years ago where he was ordained as a Deacon. He and his wife worked diligently in the church in the capacity of chairperson for Annual Bring a Friend Sunday for many years until their illnesses prevented them. Deacon Hutton also served as Sheepfold leader and Head of Security. No matter what the task, he would accomplish it and embrace it with the personality of Christ and that warm infectious smile.
Deacon Edward Severns Hutton Jr. leaves to cherish fond memories of his life; brother: William C. Hutton Sr., aunt; Naomi Fox, children: Sharon Jones, Tina M. Harrison, (Cornelius), Edward S. Hutton, III, Mimi Hutton-Marshall (Jon), Eric Hutton and Gene Adams.(Sandra) He also leaves behind his precious grandchildren whom he dearly loved: James (Brian) Gillette, Mia Canady (Fred), Cedric Jones (Najah), Felicia Hutton, Shandryn “Missy” Nelson (Will), George E. Holland Jr., Edward S. Hutton IV, (Tyesha), Christina Holland, Christian A. Holland Sr. (Alisa), Simone Riles, Carlais Pyles, LaToya Wilson, Aubre Adams, Karlyn Adams-Wiggins (Lawrence), and Regina Adams, twenty-four great grandchildren and two great, great grandchildren, godson, William C. Hutton, Jr., goddaughter, Lisa Rowson, adopted daughters, Joyce Patrice Clark, Floree Epps, and Jacqualyn L. Clark (deceased) devoted friends, Carmen Stevens, Miles Marks, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends too numerous to mention, as well as his Evergreen family. He had two special lifelong friends for over 60 years, Joseph “Champ” Branham and Junius “Rock” Rochester.
Edward Severns Hutton Jr.; always praising GOD and telling others of the good news of Jesus Christ will be remembered for the love he had for Christ, the passion for his entire family, church and friends, his true integrity, his genuine smile and the expectation he had for his circle to take on the personality of Christ and receive salvation. Remember, he wants YOU to strive to be holy and righteous.
Celebration of his life will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018 11AM at the Evergreen Baptist Church, 602 W. Third Street, Palmyra, NJ. Family and friends may view from 9AM until time of service. Arrangements by: TL Hutton Family & Friends Funeral Services, Burlington, NJ