Willie Toney

Funeral services were held July 3, 2020, at China Lee M.B. Church, Silver Creek, for Willie Toney, 71, who died Sunday, June 21, 2020, at Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center, Jackson. Rev. Johnnie Williams officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Mr. Toney was born to the late Clara and A. B. Toney; he was raised by Walter and Nonna Toney. He graduated from J.E. Johnson High School in 1967. He was a member of Shady Grove M. B. Church. He met and married Ida Stewart Toney in 1971; they had three children.
Mr. Toney served in the U.S. Army, where he was in the Vietnam War and received an honorable discharge. He worked at Joe Miles Lumber in Silver Creek for 26 years. He was a member of the Masonic Brotherhood.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nonna Toney; stepmother, Mary Toney; sister, Robin Graves; brothers, Cornelius Toney, Henry Toney, Larry Graves, and Larry Toney.
He is survived by his wife, Ida Toney; daughter, Isha (Candace) Toney; son, Willie (Tika) Toney II; three grandchildren; brothers, James (Sharon) Graves, Avery (Debra) Toney, LaVerne Toney, Robert Toney, Seggie Toney, Jerry Graves, and Joseph (Linda) Toney; sisters, Mildred (Ricky) Joseph, Evelyn (Bob) Semore, Ernestine (Ulysses) Jamison, Joanie Graves, Marie Toney; and many other relatives and friends.