Burnice Virginia Blakeney, 78, of Richland, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011, at River Oaks Hospital, Flowood. Burnice was born in Smith County on February 22, 1933, a daughter of the late Lucille (Johnson) and Virgil Craft. She is survived by: her husband, Willard Coppel Blakeney; two daughters, Glenda Herrington and Linda Herrington; two sons, Willard Dub Blakeney, Jr., and David Herrington; eleven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; three sisters, Eunice Bratcher, Dot Randall, and Inez Fortenberry. She retired at Rankin County Schools. Visitation will be Friday, June 3, 2011, at Tutor Funeral Home, Magee, fron 5 pm until 8 pm. Religious service will be at Tutor Funeral Home Chapel, Magee, at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 4, 2011, with Rev. Jack Hopkins officiating. Interment will be in Richland City Cemetery.