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Deborah Burney, 51, school cafeteria manager

Deborah Burney, who managed city public school cafeterias, died of heart failure Friday at Bon Secours Hospital. The Edmondson Village resident was 51.

Born Deborah Alexander in Baltimore and raised on Belmont Avenue, she graduated in 1971 from Edmondson High School. She attended the Community College of Baltimore.

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For the past 19 years, Mrs. Burney had managed school cafeterias at Windsor Hills and Robert W. Coleman elementary schools. At her death, she was cafeteria manager at William H. Pinderhughes Elementary School.

Mrs. Burney was a longtime member of Simmons Memorial Baptist Church, where she was a member of the usher board and adviser to the junior usher board. A soprano, she was a member of the church choir, and also served as youth director.

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Services will be held at the church, 601 Cumberland St., at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Mrs. Burney is survived by her husband of 29 years, Clarence J. Burney Sr., a warehouseman; two sons, Clarence J. Burney Jr. and Donta Burney, both of Edmondson Village; her mother, Mary Alexander of Baltimore; four brothers, Clifton Alexander and Keith Alexander, both of Baltimore, Bernard Alexander of Pensacola, Fla., and Jeffery Alexander of Germany; a sister, Veronica Alexander of Baltimore; and four grandchildren.


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