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Born:July 20, 1968
Dallas, Texas
Died:November 11, 2003
Tyler, Texas

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Where shall we start?  Tonya was living proof that dynomite comes in small packages.  With her firery red hair and her explosive personality (and I mean that in a complmenting way)you had better be prepared when she walked into a room.  Tonya was a great person.  She was a great mom, sister, daughter, and friend.  You could always count on Tonya when you needed her.  She was always the life of the party at any gathering.  She loved life and family and friends.  Now she is our guardian angel.  She will watch over all of us every day.  She was an angel on earth and now an angel in heaven.
We love you, Tonya. And we will miss you terribly. Thank you for being parts of all of our lives.
Tonya with husband Mike and daughter Megan
Added by Shelly
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We Love you, Tonya and will miss you dearly. Watch over us and help guide us throug life. And with you as our guardian angel I know we will be alright!
Added by Laurie

My Sister,best friend, mentor & advisor! I will call on you daily, it just won't be on the phone. Everyone says we could pass as twins, I feel like a twin now loosing you. I feel you on my shoulder and see you in my dreams.You had the most "life" but the Lord obviously needs you now. Your heart will earn you wings of GOLD! I will join you there with all of the other Angels someday, until then I'll be here still loving you.
Added by Shelly

The golden sun has set,
And this earth she now longer trods,
But the name Tonya Brainerd Riddle is written in gold,
In the autograph of God!

God bless and keep you, Li'l Red. You'll be sorely missed by all. Megan is in good hands with her Nana. They just don't come any finer than your mother.

Added by Leta Ensey

Tonya, how do I start? You are such a big part of my life. You were always the strength I never had. I can`t imagine going through life without your shoulder to cry on or your voice to laugh with. I am lost without you. You made me a better person for knowing you, and for that I "Thank You."
Added by Kelley Niver
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