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Toni L. Baker Burts was born July 14, 1971, to Brenda J. Allen and Mack C. Baker, in Terre Haute. Toni departed this life on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in Indianapolis.
She was a graduate of Terre Haute South Vigo High School and earned a bachelor of science degree from Indiana State University. Toni was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and worked for the Marion County Health Department. Toni was active in Casting for Recovery as well as the Indianapolis Chapter of Sisters Network.
Toni was preceded in death by her parents, Brenda Allen and Mack Baker; and grandparents, Luther and Mildred Blakey Allen.
She is survived by her husband, Jarvis L. Burts; son, Walter T. Crutchfield IV; daughter, Sydney C. Burts; brothers, Mack C. Baker Jr. and Shaft M. Baker (Felicita); sisters, Barbara R. Baker, Otasa K. Baker and Genea Baker; beloved nephew, Brenden Dixson; uncle, Harold Allen Sr. (Lilli); cousins, Harold Allen Jr. (Darlene), Gregory Allen (Felicia), Vincent Allen, Laura Shouse and Sherri Mikolajckz; and a host of relatives, friends, and countless loving Sorors.
A celebration of life service will be 12 noon Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis. An Ivy Beyond the Wall Ceremony which is open to all will take place prior to services at 11:30 a.m.
Published on August 2, 2017
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