Mrs. Antoinette Avery

Published 10:35 am Tuesday, April 3, 2018

LANETT — Mrs. Antoinette Avery, the daughter of Linda Flournoy and the late Curtis Miller, was born May 25, 1964 in Chambers County, Ala. She passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the Bethany House, Auburn, Ala.

Mrs. Avery was a member of the St. James Baptist Church. She was a member of the 1982 graduating class of Valley High School.

“Toni,” as she was known by many, was a lovable person and never met a stranger. She loved everybody and made it known. She was the rock of the family. Toni enjoyed shopping and spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed decorating her home with beautiful floral arrangements.

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Antoinette was preceded in death by a daughter, Shameka James; her father, John Flournoy, Sr. and her grandparents, David and Sadie Floyd.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her husband, John Avery, Lanett; her loving and devoted daughter, Antwoineshea (Jasper) Todd, Valley; her mother, Lida Flournoy, Lanett;  four brothers, Anthony (Evalene) Flournoy, LaGrange, Ga., John (Dorothy) Flournoy, Valley, Kelvin Morgan, Lanett, and Vinson (Brenda) Jackson, West Point; two sisters, Jackie Varner, Lanett and Valerie (Nathaniel) Billingsley, Suffolk, Va,; four step-children, LaToya Thomas, Jemecia Carr, Antonia Avery and Mario Avery; her mother-in-law, Shirley (Nick)  Avery Huguley, Valley; four brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law, a special friend and caregiver, Martha Bonner, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

A homegoing celebration for Mrs. Avery will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 1 EDT at the St. James Baptist Church, Lanett,  with the Rev. John Flournoy, Jr., pastor and eulogist, Rev. Timothy Huguley, Dr. Lamar Johnson and Rev. W. G. Wimberly officiating.

Interment will be held in Pine Hill Cemetery. The remains will lie in state at the St. James Baptist Church on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from noon until the funeral hour.

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Funeral arrangements entrusted to M. W. Lee Mortuary  of West Point.