Mrs. Inell Gloria Roney peacefully departed this life at her home in Garysburg, NC on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. A viewing will be held at Wilson Funeral Home, 3000 N. 29 th Street Tampa, Florida on Friday September 18, 2020 from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. A private graveside celebration service will follow.
Mrs. Inell Gloria Roney, daughter of the late Jerry M. and Estella Lewis Allen, was born on February 20, 1924 in Lugoff, South Carolina. She was educated in the Tampa, Florida School System and graduated from George Middleton High School in 1942. In that same year, June 23, 1942, she married Samuel J. Roney in Tampa, Florida and their union was blessed with six wonderful children. In 1943, Inell and Sam moved to Baltimore, Maryland where she earned her Certification as Licensed Practical Nurse and worked in the field for more than 29 years. She and her husband
reared their family in Baltimore for 40 years before returning to the Tampa Bay area after retiring.
Inell dedicated her life to serving God in the Church of Christ Ministries. She was a devoted worker at the Central Church of Christ in Baltimore, Maryland for over 40 years. While at Central, she served alongside her husband, Samuel Roney, Sr., teaching personal work classes, attending and participating in lectureships, diligently bringing souls to Christ. Inell continued this important work after moving back to the Tampa Bay area, serving the 29th Street and the Laura Street Church of Christ.
Inell and Sam were happily married for 64 years until his death in 2006. She moved to Garysburg, North Carolina in 2011 to be with family. She continued to serve God as a member of the Roanoke Rapids Church of Christ until her health prevented her to do so.
Inell Gloria Roney leaves to cherish memories of her beautiful life with three sons, Jerry L. Roney (Mary) Baltimore, MD, Michael A. Roney (Starlette) of Tampa, FL and Stephen D. Roney of Baltimore, MD; two daughters, Brenda J. Murphy (Calvin) of Baltimore, MD and Lonese E. Rook (Grover) of the home; seven grandsons, Samuel J. Roney, III (Gwendolyn), Jerry L. Roney, Jr. (Dena), Thomas N. Pointer (Himida), David A.
Pointer, Reginald Roney (Jennifer), G. Bradley Rook and Brenton Roney; seven granddaughters, Rachel Godsey, Tracey Roney, Terresa Lake, Robyn Bomar (Damon), Sierra Stewart, Brenee Roney and Adrienne Roney; twenty seven, great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Kozuko Lewis and a host of other relatives and many friends.
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