Leola (Townsend) Burney

Born: Mon., Aug. 26, 1935
Died: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 06, 2017
Location: Lantz Funeral Home Inc.

Funeral Service

6:00 PM Fri., Oct. 06, 2017
Location: Lantz Funeral Home Inc.

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Early Morning on October 1, 2017 The Train came and Leola Irene Burney got on board.

Leola I. Burney was born August 26, 1935 in Republic, Pa in the home she still resided in. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary A. Burney and William Burney;  sisters: Warnitha Garrett and Dorothy Drissal; brothers: William and Albert Green; sons: Jessie and Nathaniel Burney.

 Left to cherish her memories are her daughters: Ramona and Lenora Burney of Uniontown, Val (Eric) Hunt of Tennessee, Denise Boney, and Karen (James) Ore of Norfolk, Va; grandchildren: Nathaniel (Dawn) Burney of Atlanta, Georgia, Roslynn Burney of Pittsburgh, and Shannon Burney of Uniontown; sister, Mabel Terral of Canonsburg; 6 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

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St. Paul's AME Church
   Posted Wed October 04, 2017
To the Family of Leola Townsend Burney;

There isn’t any way to prepare for the loss of a family member. Suddenly, the loved one you had always turned to is gone. In the quiet moments when the hurt is hard to bear, may love become your shelter and may the beauty of memories become your comfort.

You have the condolences of the members of St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church as you make your way through this passage. It won’t be easy, but you can rely on the support of all your friends and church family. May you be filled with faith and hope even in the midst of inescapable grief, and find comfort in and with each other. Leola will be missed by everyone.

Words cannot adequately express our sympathy, but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Leola must have been a remarkable person. Just look around at her family and friends that are here to celebrate her life and her Home Going Service.

“Don't weep at my grave, for I am not there,
I've a date with a butterfly to dance in the air.
I'll be singing in the sunshine, wild and free,
Playing tag with the wind, while I'm waiting for thee.”

In His Service Always,

Rev. Alfred L. Thompson
And The Members of St. Paul’s A.M.E. Church

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