Reverend Wiley Burton, a Presbyterian preacher, rose to prominence after his marriage to the famous “song stylist” Nancy Wilson.
Reverend Wiley Burton’s Family
Reverend Wiley Murray Burton, was born on January 30, 1942, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. to Irene Harrison Burton and Wiley Murry Burton Sr. of Amherst County. He is a Presbyterian preacher, who married the jazz singer Nancy on May 22, 1973. Nancy Sue Wilson was born on February 20, 1937, in Chillicothe, Ohio, to Olden Wilson, an iron foundry worker, and Lillian Ryan. She is one of five siblings. Nancy married drummer Kenny Dennis for the first time in 1960. Kenneth (Kacy) Dennis Jr., the couple’s first child, was born in 1963. The couple divorced in 1970.
Nancy met Reverend at a church and married within a month. The couple had their first child, a daughter named Samantha Burton in 1975. Later, the couple adopted Sheryl Burton in 1976.
In 2006, Nancy was admitted to the hospital with anemia and a potassium shortage. She was admitted to the hospital again in 2008 due to lung issues. In the same year, on 1 Aug 2008, her husband, Wiley Burton, died after suffering from renal cancer. On December 13, 2018, Nancy died of a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, California.
Reverend Wiley Burton’s Net Worth
Reverend Wiley Burton was a Presbyterian minister by profession. He was a philosopher, historian, statistician, political critic, and storyteller. He was also in television commercials, magazine ads, and small parts in movies. His book, “Divided We Stand” speaks volumes about his life growing up, his Native American heritage, and meeting and marrying his wife Nancy among the many subjects he tackled. Though he lived a very private life and didn’t disclose his actual net worth, being the husband of the iconic singer, it can be said that he lived a very lavish lifestyle.
Nancy Wilson was an American singer and actress whose career spanned over five decades, from the mid-1950s until her retirement in the early 2010s. In the category of best rhythm and blues, she earned her first Grammy Award for her album “How Glad I Am” in 2005, and “Turned to Blue” in 2007 won her two Grammys for Best Jazz Vocal Album. In 1998, she was named the Playboy Reader Poll Award winner for being the best jazz vocalist. In 1990, she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6541 Hollywood Boulevard and received the Urban League’s Whitney Young Jr. Award in 1992.
During her performing career, she was labeled a singer of blues, jazz, R&B, pop, and soul; a “consummate actress”; and “the complete entertainer”. The title she preferred, however, was “song stylist”. She was nicknamed “Sweet Nancy” and “The Baby”. She had a net worth of $20 million at the time of her death.