The funeral service will be conducted at 3:30 P.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Green Grove Baptist, Rhode Street, Smithville, Georgia. Burial will follow in New Hope A.M.E. Church Cemetery, Smithville, Georgia.
Robert was born December 15, 1945 in Smithville, Georgia to the late Robert Burney, Sr. and Emma Lou Burney. He was preceded in death by four siblings, Jessie Clay Burney, Charlie Burney, Vinice Burney, and Cora Lee Harlen.
Robert Burney earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Albany State University. Robert Burney Jr. was a Deputy Sheriff for the County of Monroe. Robert was a man of strong character, equality and justice was very important to him. He was a pioneer in the Rochester Community with stopping police brutality in the late 70s. One of the great ones left this earth on May 19, 2013; he will be deeply missed.
Robert was the beloved husband of Francine Burney. He was the devoted father of Vince Burney, Tiffany (John) Burno, Moneith (Charles) Shaw, Daniel Burney Smith, and Robin (Trayvonne) Stanley; grandchildren, Maleaha Zaria Burney, Jayla Burno, Jeremiah Kendal Burno, Kennedy Shaw, Jalisia Burno, and Charles Carlton Shaw III; one Sister, Marie Leila Burney; a host of nieces, and nephews, other relatives and friends.
- Mr. & Mrs. John E. Heard(Sunday, June 02 13 11:23 pm EDT)
TO THE BURNEY FAMILY... MAY GOD CONTINUE TO COMFORT YOU IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW. [ECCLESIASTES 3:1-4]
- DeLois P. Wilson(Tuesday, May 28 13 12:19 pm EDT)
May "the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation" (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) be with each of you during the loss of your dear loved one. With Sympathy.
- moneith(Sunday, May 26 13 08:38 pm EDT)
I love you Daddy, I miss you deeply. You have taught me so much. I don't know if I will be able to fill the hole that is inside of me. A peice of my heart has been taken. I know you are in a better place.
- SARA CLEMONS(Thursday, May 23 13 11:29 pm EDT)
NO TIME ON EARTH IS LONG ENOUGH TO SHARE WITH THOSE WE LOVE OR TO PREPARE OUR HEARTS FOR GOODBYE.MAY TIME SOFTEN THE PAIN UNTIL ALL THAT REMAINS IS THE COMFORT OF MEMORIES AND LOVE.
KEEPING YOU IN MY PRAYERS AND WISHING YOU PEACE.[REVELATION 21:3-4]