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Our loved one, Tonjia "Toni" Myers, went to be with our Savior on Oct. 15, 2016.
Toni was born July 14, 1960, to Carl and Ruth Lewis at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Va.
On Oct. 13, 1979, she was united in marriage to David Myers. He survives. From that union, two children were born, Lauren (Joshua) Lear of Crawfordsville, Ind., and Logan (Amanda) Myers of Charleston. She also is survived by the "apple of her eye," her grandson, Kingston Lear of Crawfordsville; and her two loving grandpups, Lady Jaina and Sir Bocephus.
She also will be missed by her husband; her parents, Ruth and Jim Thomas of Georgetown; her sisters, Teresa (Tim) Davis of Fithian, Phyllis (Eric) Lomax of Catlin and Tammy (Doug) Howard of Georgetown; her brothers, Carl (Debbie) Lewis of Oakwood and Jimmy (Sabrina) Thomas of Georgetown; as well as her sister-in-law, Paula (John) Berlin of Georgetown; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews will feel the loss also. She will be missed by her special companion, Ribeye, her little dachshund.
Toni was preceded in death by her father, Carl; her parents-in-law, Harold and Betty Myers; her niece, Jenny Davis; her nephew, Joe Lewis; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.
Toni was a happy, caring and loving person who was always there for any one in need. Toni had a great detail for storytelling, which kept you laughing. We will miss those facial expressions as she told the story.
Toni started her career in nursing at the age of 16 as a feeder for patients at a local nursing home. For the next 35 years, she worked as a nurse for Dr. Andracki, Dr. Lin and Dr. Shiesh before becoming an office manager for Dr. Kaplan. For the last one and half years, she worked at the Danville VA Medical Center as a Medical Support Associate.
Toni loved to travel and spend time with her family, especially her grandson. She loved family get-togethers. Her love for gardening and flower gardens showed greatly. While she was gardening, she would also spend time talking with her Lord. She loved listening to the birds.
A Memorial Celebration of Toni's life will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, 200 E. West St., Georgetown, with Pastor Garry Hendrick officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the funeral home. The family requests guests to dress casually. As were her wishes, Toni will be cremated.
Memorial donations may be given in her name to: Elwood Friends Meeting, PO Box 229, Georgetown, IL, 61846. Please join her family in sharing memories through her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 17, 2016
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