Burnettie Toney

Published 1:52 pm Friday, March 16, 2018

Burnettie Crain Toney, 85, a resident of Pine, died early Thursday morning, March 15, 2018, at Our Lady of the Angels Hospital.

She was a lifelong member of Pine Missionary Baptist Church, where she often played the piano during services. She also loved singing with the church choir and enjoyed listening to gospel music.

Burnettie had a real love for flowers and she enjoyed working in her flower garden. She had worked at Bennie’s Garden Center for over 30 years, arranging and delivering flowers throughout the area. Burnettie was an excellent cook, especially her special gumbo and delicious tomato gravy and biscuits. She was always a devoted wife, mother and grandmother that loved taking care of her family.

She is survived by: her husband of 67 years, L.E. Toney of Pine; sons and daughters-in-law, James “Jim” and Viviana Toney of Pine, and Tommy and Gail Toney of Lacombe; two grandchildren and spouses, Jennifer and Mike Beninato of Varnado, and William Scott Toney and April Toney of Pine; six great-grandchildren and a spouse, Anna Beninato, Will Toney, Grayson Toney, Hannah and Blake Devall, Haley Jacobs, and Hayden Jacobs; one great-great-grandchild, Evelynn Devall; sister and brother-in-law, Juanita and Johnny Ramshur of Pine; sister-in-law, Nell Crain of Pine; and also numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Sudie Crain; a young sister, Maudine Crain; sister, Gladys Kennedy; and brother, Benard Crain.

Visitation was at Crain Funeral Home on Friday, March 16, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday, March 17, at Pine Missionary Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. A funeral service will be held in the church at 11 a.m. Saturday with Bro. Glen Stuart and Bro. Adam Luper officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Community Cemetery.

Pallbearers will include Scott Toney, Will Toney, Bennie Crain, Roger Stephens, Ragen Knight, Zach Brown and Bruce Stogner. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Grace and Tony Smith.

Obituaries can be viewed online at www.crainfh.com.