Nathaniel "Sonny" Toney, 77 of Gary, IN was born and raised in Columbia, MS. He moved to Gary, IN in 1960 and remained until his passing on December 28, 2017. He was employed by the American General Boxcar Company and later Inland Steel for 30 years. Nathaniel is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Bernice Toney, parents Sedgie and Ethel Toney, Brother Cecil Dukes and Sister Jessie May Toney. He is survived by brother Eddie Hue Toney of Plantation, FL, sons Anthony (Tonia) Toney of Bolingbrook, IL, Aubrey Toney of Gary, Daughters Angela of Gary, Audrey (David) Soto of Jacksonville, FL and Anetrus Toney of Gary; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Visitation Friday January 5, 2018 from 4-6p.m. Funeral Services Saturday January 6, 2018 at 11:00a.m. both will be held at First A.M.E. Church 2045 Massachusetts Street. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.