Racine took her flight from labor to rest on November 11, 2010. She was born April 5, 1944 in New York City, New York to Robert and Bernice Katen. While living in NYC, she graduated high school and attended Cosmetology School. Racine met and married Charles W. Burton. They later moved to Rochester, NY where she worked at Keelox and also spent more than 20 years working for Eastman Kodak Company. Aside from her very busy work life, Racine also worked as an Auxiliary Police Officer for the City of Batavia. Racine joined the Aenon Missionary Baptist Church family in 1988. Aenon became a huge part of her life and she so loved her church family. While at Aenon, Racine was a member of the Mass Choir, the Hospitality Committee and also the Usher Board. She stayed active in all these groups until her health began to deteriorate. She is cherished in memory by her second husband, Matthew Phillips, her daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchild Ke’Mya Crosby.
Although our heart aches for the loss of our dear mother, we all know that she is no longer suffering and that she is now walking though Heaven as the eloquent woman that she always was. She is forever in our hearts!