It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Elizabeth (Grace) Burton, a member of UNC’s Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, on March 10, 2023. Her passing has left a profound impact on those who knew her, and she will be dearly missed. Keep reading to learn more about Grace Burton.
Who was Grace Burton?
Grace, who passed away on March 10, 2023, was an exceptional student at UNC-Chapel Hill. As an Honors Carolina student, she had already secured her place at the prestigious Kenan-Flagler Business School, known for its rigorous academic curriculum and competitive admissions process. Despite her busy academic schedule, Grace was also deeply involved in the Theta Tau Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha, a sorority that she joined in the fall of 2022.
In her short time as a member, Grace made a significant impact on the chapter, serving as the Director of Sisterhood and bringing her infectious positivity to every ZTA event. According to her close friend SK Henderson, Grace’s sense of humor, warmth, and intentional attitude made her a beloved member of the sorority. Henderson notes that Grace truly embodied the values of ZTA, and her legacy will continue to inspire others to live up to the high standards that she set.
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How did Grace Burton die? What was her Cause of death?
The Theta Tau Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha is currently in mourning following the passing of Grace Burton on Friday. At this time, the cause of her death has not been disclosed by her family. In honor of Grace’s memory, ZTA members are being encouraged to wear black ribbons under their badges from March 11 to 13, 2023. The chapter is receiving support from ZTA advisors as well as campus counseling services to help members cope with this difficult time. Zeta Tau Alpha International Office has also expressed their condolences to Grace’s family and has opened up a space for chapters and individuals who wish to offer their own condolences to the Theta Tau Chapter.
Those who wish to send their condolences may do so by sending them to the Zeta Tau Alpha International Office at 1036 S. Rangeline Road, Carmel, IN 46032. As Grace’s loved ones, friends, and sorority sisters grieve her loss, we hope they find comfort in the memories and impact she has left behind.
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Tributes to Grace Burton
Keri Bing Kuhn Wrote,
My heart is breaking for her family and Zeta sisters. May her beautiful memory bring you comfort.
Rhonda Reed Blessing Wrote,
What a beautiful young lady. My deepest sympathy to Grace’s family, ZTA sisters and friends.
Barb McNitt Wrote,
There are no words… a beautiful life taken too soon. May memories of provide you comfort in the days ahead.