Toni Barron Choate, 73, of Midland, Texas, died March 3, 2012, at her residence. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1001 Goliad, Big Spring. The Rev. Barbara Kirk-Norris of St. Mary's, Fr. Tom Finne of Christ Church of Midland and the Rev. Katie Churchwell of Washington, D.C., will officiate. A reception will immediately follow the service in the Parrish Hall until 4 p.m.
Visitation will be at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Big Spring on Friday, March 9, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Toni was born Nov. 27, 1938, in Lamesa, Texas, and married Wade Choate on Jan. 17, 1959, in Big Spring. She was a lifelong resident of Big Spring before moving to Midland in 2005. She was a graduate of Big Spring High School. She was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church before moving to Midland, where she was a member of Christ Church of Midland.
Toni is survived by her husband, Wade Choate; one son, Kyle Choate of Midland; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Jerry Barron and wife Carlene of Seabrook, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Melody Ann Cook; and a granddaughter-in-law.
The family suggests memorials to the Heritage Museum of Big Spring, 510 Scurry St., Big Spring, TX 79720; Midland Hospice, P.O. Box 2621, Midland, TX 79702; the American Cancer Society; or a favorite charity.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com