Ronnel O. Burney, 73, passed away Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Ronnel was the fourth child born to George and Georgianner Burney on Feb. 24, 1948.
Ronnel was predeceased by his parents, George and Georgianner Burney; four brothers, James Robert (Jim), Charles F. (Buddy) Burney, Walt (Peat-C) Burney and Marvin Burney; and father-in-law, Graham Rush.
He was a phenomenal husband, daddy, grandaddy, brother, uncle and friend to many.
Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20 with the funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. at Clarkton Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in the White Plains Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Revs. Barrett Ingram and Wayne Bernardo will be officiating. Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home and Cremation Service is serving the family.
His survivors include his wife, Ann Rush Burney; sons, Todd Burney (Carrie) of Whiteville and Graham Burney of the home; granddaughter, Jolie Burney of Whiteville; sister, Geraldine “Sissie” Edge (David) of White Oak; mother-in-law, Ronnie Bridgers Rush; sisters-in-law, Linda Burney of Elizabethtown, Marsha Burney of Clarkton, Dean Ellison (David) of New Bern and Jean Cross of Clarkton. Sisters and brothers-in-law, Beth andLarry Hammond and Emily and Steve Williams, all of Clarkton. He is also survived by multiple nieces, nephews and cousins.
While flowers will be accepted, the family would be honored if you would consider making a donation to either Clarkton Dixie Youth Baseball, P.O. Box 1133 Clarkton, N.C. 28433 or Athletic Association of Whiteville, 413 North Lee Street, Whiteville, N.C. 28472. Attention: Todd Burney