Mrs. Juanice Burton Raby, 80, passed away Friday evening, November 29, 2019 at her home in Itta Bena surrounded by her family. Visitation is from noon until 1:30 at Greenwood Delta Funeral Home and Graveside services to follow at 2 P.M. Monday, December 2 at the Itta Bena Cemetery. Rev. Andrew Kappenman will officiate.
A native and lifelong resident of Itta Bena, Mrs. Raby was born to the late E.R. and Nancy Belle Woods Burton on March 18, 1939. She graduated from Humphrey High School where she was an excellent basketball player. She loved to cook and tell funny jokes to anyone that would listen. Mrs. Raby owned and help operate Raby’s Grocery for over forty years in Itta Bena with her husband. She also loved to travel and shop.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William Raby of 63 years, parents E.R. and Nancy Belle Burton and a brother Ellis Burton.
She is survived by her three sons; Keith Raby (Gayle) of Greenwood, Mark Raby (Jennifer) of Itta Bena, Terrell Raby (Kay) of Del Rio, TX, brothers; Barlene Burton (Joann) of Ellisville, Curtis Burton(Myra) of Ackerman, David Burton (Sandra) of Morganza, LA, sisters; Mildred Adams of Grenada, Clara Guest of Parchman and nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be her Grandsons; Matthew Raby, Michael Raby, Mitchell Raby, Matthew Sellars, Trey Winters and Cody Goss. Honorary pallbearers are Grayson Winters and Brantlee Sellars.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the Charity of Donor’s Choice.
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