Barbara (Sisk) Toney, 82

Born: Thu., Feb. 1, 1934
Died: Fri., Jul. 1, 2016

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Tue., Jul. 05, 2016
Location: Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

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Mrs. Barbara Sisk Toney, 82, of Forest City, Friday, gained her Heavenly reward on July 1, 2016. She was the daughter of Carl and Emma Beheler Sisk. Born on the family farm during the Great Depression, Barbara learned the values of hard work and thriftiness. There, she also developed a strong faith in God that sustained her throughout her entire life.
Barbara raised her twin daughters following the untimely death of her husband, Clyde Marvin Toney, in 1964.  Despite having only a ninth grade education herself, she placed great value in education. Barbara was proud that both of her children not only graduated from college, but also earned advanced degrees. Her grandchildren brought immense pride and joy to her life as well. Barbara was known for her exceptional green thumb, which produced bountiful vegetables and beautiful flowers. She was rarely seen without her signature high-heeled shoes, and million-dollar smile.
In addition to her husband, Barbara was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lee Roy Sisk, Charles Sisk, and Carlee Sisk; and stepmother Hazel Sisk. She was a longtime employee of Lowe's of Forest City and a faithful member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
Left to cherish her memory are daughters Lori Toney and her wife Kelly, of Forest City, and Lisa Bralley and her husband Barry, of Forest City; a brother, Johnny Sisk of Rutherfordton; 3 sisters, Colleen Melton of Bostic, Patsy Wright of Rutherfordton, and Ina Faye Bailey of Ellenboro; three grandchildren, Kaitlin Harris and her fiancé Matt McDaniel, Ryan Harris, Ryan Bralley and his wife Lindsay; two great-grandchildren, Mason and Case Bralley. She is also survived by Rodney Dotson of Cliffside, whom she loved as a son; and her beloved canine companions, Maxx and Cooper.
A celebration of Barbara’s life will be conducted at 1:00 pm Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. The family will receive friends in the church sanctuary following the service. The Rev. Bob Philbeck will officiate. Burial will be private at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: the Rutherford County Backpack Program, 382 West Main Street, Forest City, NC 28043, or Hospice of Rutherford County, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
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   Posted Sat July 02, 2016
Lori and Family....please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Nana was a beautiful lady and funny lady. Will miss her sweet smile.

Junior & Jenell Greene
   Posted Sat July 02, 2016
Lori,Lisa and family, our love and prayers are with.The reunions are still going. God bless you.

Kim Toney Lewis
   Posted Sat July 02, 2016
We are so very sorry for your loss! Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time!

Patricia Davis Roberts
   Posted Sat July 02, 2016
Dear Lisa & Lori, My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this sad time. I will always remember Barbara as the vibrant, dressed-up lipstick on & high-heeled beauty that she was on the outside & inside. May God strengthen you in the days to come & may the lovely memories of your mother bring a smile to your face & joy to your heart. Love, Pat (my mother Clara Davis taught you both at Alexander too)

Libby D. Smith
   Posted Sat July 02, 2016
Lisa & Lori, You both and your Families are in my Thoughts and Prayers today and in the days to come !! May the Good Lord give you all added Grace !! With Deepest Sympathy , Libby Dills Smith

Teresa Lancaster
   Posted Sat July 02, 2016
Such a sweet lady will surely be missed. So, sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you and fill your hearts with peace that passeth all understanding.

Dale & Becky Church
   Posted Sun July 03, 2016
We were so sorry to learn of your mothers passing. I always remembered her warm smile and and warm words. You could't help but always look at her flowers that were in her front yard. They were always so nice. Our prayers will be with you.

Tracy Davidson
   Posted Sun July 03, 2016
Lori, I am so sadden to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a sweet lady and a gentle soul. Every morning at school I would hear you walk her through her morning breakfast and medicine routine, it was the sweetest most precious thing ever. I know in her heart that she knew that you truly loved her. And she must have been so proud of you. Your the best Lori don't u ever forget it. With love Tracy

Joy Cooper-Williams
   Posted Mon July 04, 2016
My deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your Mother. She was a hard worker, and her family was her brightest star. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Linda Cunningham
   Posted Tue July 05, 2016
Lisa and Lori you have my deepest sympathy. Noone knows until they experience the death of their Mother the pain that you are feeling. Only God can comfort you during this time as there are no words spoken that can take the pain away. My prayers are with you. I have such fond memories of your Mother. They go all the way back to when Mother and I would go to Spartanburg and shop at the store that your Mother was working at.(I think it was Jonathan Logan). She and Mother had a love for clothes and being well dressed. Then I would pass by her house in Sandy Mush and see her working in her flowers or I would see her walking around the church. I never saw her at church that she wasn't smiling and that we didn't hug each other. She will be truly missed. Love and prayers to you both.

Robbie Taylor
   Posted Tue July 05, 2016
Lori and Lisa I love you both dearly. What a great role model y'all had! She raised great women!

Sharon Brackett
   Posted Tue July 05, 2016
I am sorry for your loss of your beautiful mother. I will keep your family in my prayers.

J. Keith Chamberlain
   Posted Wed July 06, 2016
Lisa, Lori and Family and Friends of Barbara (Nana) . I know this is a very painful time for you and words are hard to come by in times like this but I just wanted you to know you are not alone in your grief. You mother was a beautiful strong woman both inside and out and her greatest achievement was raising you two beautiful girls successfully mostly on her own. I remember her well even though I've not lived in the area now for over 30 years. I remember her smile the most because she just seem to radiate with that smile, always so warm and kind. She is now really living more than she has ever lived. She is waiting waiting patiently waiting for you to join her one day again she will greet you with that beaming smile of hers to show you her new place. Just think of it no more sorrow and no more good byes. She is waiting with others Your Dad and all our love ones who have gone on before try not to be to sad just know she is still thinking of you still speaking to the Savior for you and still rooting you on. She Loves You!!!

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