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Welcome to the memorial page for

Doris M Toshunbe

November 25, 2017

The Piano Brothers

DORIS M. TOSHUNBE (BURNETT), affectionately known as “Pee-Wee,” was born on March 21, 1948 in Gadsden, Alabama to the late Willie Mack and  Louis Nell Burnett. 

In 1953, Doris relocated to Buffalo, New York with her family. She attended Schools #12, #17 and #53. She graduated from Fosdick-Masten High School in 1967. Following graduation from high school, she continued her formal education at Buffalo State College.  

Doris accepted Christ at an early age. She attended Walls Memorial AME Zion Church, where she was baptized, under the leadership of the late Rev. Hemphill.

Doris was gainfully employed with the Buffalo Board of Education, serving diligently in her Clerical Administrative Assistant position until retirement.

Doris loved sports, computers, listening to music, and cooking gourmet meals.  She was very outgoing, just as her late twin sister, Dorothy, but reserved.

On Saturday, November 25, 2017, the Lord saw fit to call Doris from her earthly labor to her heavenly reward. She is preceded in the call home to glory by her parents, Willie Mack and Lois Nell Burnett; twin sister, Dorothy Burnett; one aunt, Annie Thorton; and one nephew, Robert L. Burnett, II.

Doris leaves to cherish her memory her son, Jason Toshunbe; two brothers, Robert L. Burnett and George T. Burnett, both of  Buffalo, NY; nieces and nephews, Robert L. Burnett, Jr. of Fort Worth, TX, Chanel Smith and Jermaine Burnett, both of Buffalo, NY; great nieces and nephews, Tré Burnett, Robert and Amire Jones and a host of other relatives and friends. She also leaves her three loving Shih-Tzus, Miss Princess, Miss Dutchess, and Tookie Lee Toshunbe.

Family will receive friends Friday, December 1, 2017, 10am at Brian K. Lewis Funeral Homes, 2528 Bailey Ave. Funeral to follow at 11am.

 

 


 Service Information

Visitation
Friday
December 1, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Brian K Lewis Funeral Home
2528 Bailey Ave
Buffalo, NY 14215

Funeral Service
Friday
December 1, 2017

11:00 AM
Brian K Lewis Funeral Home
2528 Bailey Ave
Buffalo, NY 14215


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