Beatrice Burney 1928-2013

YOUNGSTOWN – Beatrice Burney, 84, departed this life Saturday, June 15, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Ms. Burney was born April 21, 1928, in Youngstown, the daughter of Obediah and Beulah Calhoun Burney.

She was the cook manager for the Youngstown City Schools.

She was a member of Greater Friendship Baptist Church and served on its various auxiliaries.

She leaves five children, Ronald Burney of St. Paul, Minn., Myron S. (Anessah) Beyah of Warren, Louise (Wayne) Pates of Birmingham, Ala., Raymond (Dee) Burney and Lachelle Bridges and her companion, Thomas, all of Youngstown; a sister, Bessie Lewis of Cleveland; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Benjamin Burney and Arthur “Butch” Owens; three sisters, Juanita McQueen, Irene Ellison and Helen Burney; and four brothers, Obediah Burney Jr., twins Eli and Elijah Burney, and William Burney.

Funeral services will be at noon Friday at Greater Friendship Baptist Church, where friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon.

Arrangements are being handled by F.D. Mason Memorial Home.

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