LYNCHBURG - Funeral services for Naomie Toney will be held on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, at 1 p.m. at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church, 805 S. Harvin St., Sumter, with the Rev. Marion H. Newton, pastor, and the Rev. Jeanette Collins Murray, officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Peter AME Church Cemetery in Mayesville. A public viewing will be held Thursday, Feb. 22, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the mortuary.

Naomie, the wife of the late Vip Toney, was born on Dec. 15, 1928, in Lynchburg to the late Lawrence Smith Sr. and Adell Solomon Smith.

Naomie was preceded in death by her parents; 10 siblings, Robert, Daisy, Satara, Lafate, Noah, Margie, Lillie Mae, Jesse, Lawrence Jr. and John; grandson, Vernon; a great-granddaughter, Oviounce; a great-grandson, Boddrick; and a special friend, Patience Champagne.

Naomie departed this life on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, in Sumter.

Mrs. Naomie Toney leaves behind to cherish her memories her nine children, Hattie Wilson of Mayesville, Bobbie Toney, Jannie Mae Oliver, Harry (Lillie) Toney, Ernest Toney, James (Grace) Toney of Sumter, Joseph (Christina) Toney of Elliott, Ronnie Toney of Sumter and Virginia Toney of the home; 22 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; a special friend, Shirley Anderson; and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family is receiving friends at 4109 Elliott Highway, Lynchburg, from noon to 5 p.m. daily.

Funeral services are entrusted to the care of Whites Mortuary, LLC - Dedicated to Excellence - Committed to Service.