Mrs. Burney lived in Houston, Texas for forty one years before moving to Mississippi in 1996. She was a member of Hardy Street Baptist Church. She was an active member of the YMCA where she was a part of the Y’zettes Dance Team.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Yeager; her husband of forty two years, Jim A. Burney; four brothers, R. J. Yeager, Roy Yeager, John Yeager and Floyd Yeager; and three sisters, Alene Hancock, Mary Thompson, and Laque Bird.
She is survived by her two sons, Bob (Lynn) Miller of Lumberton, and Carl Miller of Pell City, AL.; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; one sister, Evon Lewis and numerous nieces and nephews.