Mr. Curtis (Truth) Toney, a CNA at Sumter East Health and Rehabilitation Center, departed this life on April 23, 2019 at Palmetto Health Tuomey Hospital in Sumter, SC.
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Curtis Toney, son of the late Roland Toney and Mary Lee Grant Toney was born October 10, 1962 in New York, New York. He attended the public schools of the Lower East Side (LES) and later relocated to Bishopville, SC where he then graduated from Bishopville High School.
Curtis is survived by his two sons, Curtis Mejeron Spann (Niveia Shambreka Able) of Columbia, SC and Marquis Toney (Latesha Starnes) of Bishopvillle, SC; three brothers, James E. Toney (Diane) of Bishopville, SC, Ervin Century of Baltimore, MD, and Andre Smalls of Hempstead, NY; five sisters, Jannie Mae Mahoney of Bishopville, SC, Mary A. Lancaster (Eddie) of East Orange, NJ, Bette-Jean Century Thomas (Joseph) of Summerville, SC, Bobbie J. Toney of Bishopville,, SC, and Betty L. Toney of Columbia, SC; eight nephews, Edward and Robert Mahoney of Bishopville, SC, Kalvin Winns of Moncks Corner, SC, Troy Thomas of Summerville, SC, Raheem Toney of New York, NY, James E. Toney, Jr. (Rochelle) of Singapore, Corey Toney of Bishopville, SC, Jermaine Toney of Columbia, SC; five nieces, Joyell Thomas of Summerville, SC, Sydonnia (Candy) Brown (Martell) of Charlotte, NC, Jasmine and Melissa Toney Bishopville, SC, and Cierra Gardner of Columbia, SC; his dear and devoted friend, Lisa Gibson of Bishopville, SC, and a host of relatives and friends. Curtis was preceded in death by his brother Roland Toney, Sr. and his sister, Jeanette Toney.
Curtis (Truth) Toney served in the Army National Guard as an auto mechanic. He was a man with a huge personality and on a good day, a man with a big heart. Depending on the day of the week, Curtis was this kind little teddy and on the other hand, he was a big fly buzzing around and about bugging the heck out of whoever would listen. Nevertheless, he was a gentle spirit full of life and laughter and would brighten up your day with that big and LOUD laugh. Curtis was also a philosopher; he would give you a lecture or logic that only he understood. After conversing with Curtis, you were more confused after the conversation than you were before you started, Curtis was hilarious and a lot of fun! Curtis' infamous line was, "I'm CT...CURTIS BLOW...FROM THE LES...YOU DON'T KNOW." Curtis loved life and all it had to offer. He enjoyed hanging out with the family and reminiscing about the 70's and living on the Lower East Side. Curtis was the youngest of nine. We spoiled him rotten and nicknamed him "Boo Boo". Every chance he got, he reminded us that he was the baby! Curtis enjoyed dancing, music, rapping & singing. His favorite gospel song was "I Remember Mama:. Even though he couldn't sing a lick, it never stopped him from trying. Just like "I Remember Mama", Curtis, we will always remember you in a very special way!
Square Deal Funeral Home management and staff would like to thank the Toney family for entrusting us with the final rites of Brother Curtis Toney.