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Vernon C. Burney Sr.

July 26, 1942 — April 24, 2023

Houston

Vernon “Bit” Carl Burney, Sr., 80, received his call home on Monday, April 24th, 2023. Although a resident of Houston, TX, he was born on July 26th, 1942, in Vancleave, MS to Samuel Sheffield Burney, Sr. and Romeace Burney. Vernon went on to attend E. H. Keys High School and Rust College in Holly Springs, MS. 

Vernon was a car enthusiast, western watching, blues music lover. As an adult he spent his working career at Chevron working as a petroleum operator.

Bit was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Sheffield Burney, Sr. and Romeace Burney and his two brothers, Samuel “Boot” Burney, Jr. and Harry “Tuck” Burney.

Bit is survived by his two sisters, Gloria Jean (Van) Whittle and Romeace LaVelle Fairley, his two brothers Lanar (Sherika) Wright – Crowley, TX and Raynar (Robin) Wright – Detroit, MI, his children Sabrina (James) Zollicoffer – Houston, TX, Katreena (Jerry) Burns – Miramar, FL, Vernon “Scooter” (Adrienne) Burney, Jr. – Ocean Springs, MS, Carl Burney – Ocean Springs, MS, Demathraus Porter – Chicago, IL. 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. 

Funeral services for Vernon “Bit” Burney will be held May 6th, 2023, at 11:00 AM at New Light Baptist Church in Vancleave, MS. Repast to follow.  Visitation will start at 10:00 am.

Infinity Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Vernon Burney Sr.  For inquiries, call 228-436-6722.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, May 6, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

New Light Baptist Church

Vancleave, MS 39565

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

New Light Baptist Church

Vancleave, MS 39565

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Interment

Saturday, May 6, 2023

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