Tonya Lynette TUCKER

April 25, 1960 ~ September 18, 2011

Tonya Lynette Tucker passed away early Sunday morning, September 18, 2011, at Parkland Health Center, Farmington, at the age of 51 years, 4 months & 23 days. Tonya was born on April 25, 1960, in Farmington, and was preceded-in-death by her father, Willard "Bill" Smith, and her husband, Jimmie Allen Tucker (July 24, 2005).

Tonya was a Podiatric Assistant at Mid-West Podiatry.
Survivors Include: a daughter, Kylie (& Aaron) Copeland, of Desloge. 2 Sons: Kristopher (& Jennifer) Tucker, of Farmington; Kurtis (& Faith) Tucker, of Farmington. Her mother, Lavada Smith, of Fredericktown. Mother-In-Law, Margaret Thomas, of Farmington. A sister, Sharon 'Mrs. Jim' Guinn, of Fredericktown & a brother, Mark (& Debbie) Smith, of Farmington. 6 Grandchildren: Hallye & Kalynn Tucker; Alyson & Jayden Tucker; Gaige & Gradi Copeland. Many friends, nieces, nephews, family and a Special Friend, Dennis Cochran. Also, a precious dog, Mattie.
Visitation : Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. Visitation resumes Wednesday at 6:30 a.m.
Funeral : Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., September 21, 2011
at : TAYLOR Funeral Service CHAPEL, with Rev. Tim Morgan officiating.
Interment follows at: Woodlawn Cemetery, Leadington.
Memorials to : Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

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  1. Our deepest condolences go out to the Tucker children and grandchildren. I will say this once again, it has been a privilege to watch how you cared for your Mother over the past several years. I know you never questioned her needs, you just met them. You have indeed been a shining example for those of us who might need to do the same thing one day. I know you will miss her, but God will meet you and dry your tears, in his time.

  2. Dear family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God grant you peace as you walk these painful days ahead. May God comfort each of you.

  3. Kris, Kurt and the entire Tucker family we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We pray that god gives you all strength and peace in these difficult days.

  4. We had the privilege of delvering meals to Tonya for a few years. She and her family was an inspiration to us, she always had a smile on her face. I admired they way her family took care of her. With our sympathy from the staff and Volunteers of the FARMINGTON SENIOR CENTER.

  5. Kris and Jen I am so sorry for your loss. May god be with you and give you the strength to get thru this. With deepest sympathy, Bucky and Billie Benson

  6. My condolence and sympathy in the loss of your mother. Tonya was a wonderful person and I am honered that I had the opportunity and privilege of knowing her. She raised some wonderful children and I know she was proud of each one of you. May the Lord bless and keep you all daily. God Bless Donna Stam

  7. Praying for your family during this time and in the days to come. Ralize you will miss her as sure you have your Dad but knowing that they are no longer in pain and suffering might be of some consolation during those dark hours. Hold on to memories of your time with them as a family.Although they are absent in body you will always have those memories as a part of your life. God Bless.

  8. Kris & Jen, Kurt & Faith, Kylie & Aaron, We are so sorry for your great loss. You all should have no regrets and no doubts. You did everything humanly possible for your Mother. The Bible says to honor your parents and you did that everyday. You honored your mother by all the kind things you did for her and you honored your father by helping the love of his life everyday for six years after he could no longer help her. May God bless and keep you and your families as you carry on. Love, Aunt Wilma, Sandy & Mike Gamblin

  9. Margaret, Our love and prayers are with you. "The eternal God is thy refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms" Deuteronomy 33:27 Love Wilma, Sandy & Mike Gamblin

  10. Kris, Kurt, & Kylie: I am so sorry for your loss. I cherish beyond words the memories we made on your driveway and in your front yard. I know your mom was proud of the children you were and the adults you became. May the Peace that surpasses all understanding be with you during this difficult time.

  11. Aunt Margaret, Kris, Kurt, and Kylie, We are thinking about each one of you at this time and praying for your comfort. Remember all the goodtimes cause we all know there is plenty of those. Tonya was a wonderful person, full of love and life. take care…kevin and donna

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