Funeral services were held July 28, 2018, at Shady Grove M. B. Church, Silver Creek, for Mr. Cornelius Toney, 61, who died Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Select Specialty Hospital in Jack- son.
Rev. Troy Allen officiated with burial following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Cornelius Toney was the 12th child born to the late Mary and A. B. Toney Sr. He was a mem-
ber of Shady Grove M. B. Church where he was a former choir member. He was married to Miss Helen Allen.
He was preceded in death by: two brothers, Henry Lee and Larry Toney; and sister, Nancy Toney.
He is survived by: wife, Helen Toney; son, James (Vandie) Bennett; step- sons, Justin Williams and Cory Allen; one grand- daughter, Se’Miyah Ben- nett; brothers: Seggie L. Toney, Avery (Deborah) Toney, Joseph (Linda) Toney all of Prentiss; Wil-
lie (Ida) Toney of Silver Creek, Lavern (Betty) Toney of Gulfport, and Robert Toney of Vallejo, California; four sisters: Evelyn (Bob) Semore of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mildred (Ricky) Joseph of New Orleans, Louisiana, Earnestine (Ulysses) Jamison of Houston, Tex- as and Marie Toney of LaPlace, Louisiana; and many other relatives and friends.