August 14, 1967 – October 2, 2019
Tanie Lloyd-York, age 52 of Arlington, passed away unexpectedly on October 2, 2019. She was born on August 14, 1967 in Atlanta, Georgia, the daughter of Eugene “Tom” Thurston York, Jr., and Diane Ledford York. Tanie was married to Fred MacDonnell and later married John Lloyd, whom celebrated 9 years of marriage together.
Tanie was a passionate person who loved the time she spent with her family and friends. She worked for many years as a director of human resources for several companies before retiring to spend more time with her granddaughter. In her spare time, Tanie enjoyed crafting and coloring, playing games on her phone. She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church in Arlington.
Tanie is survived by her husband John Lloyd; son Conner MacDonnell and fiancée Emma; granddaughter Emma MacDonnell; mother Diane Suiter and husband Jerry. Tanie was preceded in death by her father Tom York.
A celebration of Tanie’s life will be 3:00pm on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home.
- Memorial Service Wednesday, October 9, 2019
October 7, 2019
I met Tanie when we lived next door to each other in the summer before second grade. We became very close, it has been said that we were inseparable. I invited her to church, and she went several times. I will miss her. Rest well Tanie, you are missed.
October 6, 2019
I had the pleasure of meeting Tanie Baby (our tribe nickname for her) when our boys were young. She was thoughtful, artistic, strong, and a better friend then me. Her gifts at Christmas were always spot on.
I will miss her steel magnolia influence and the many laughs we shared. She deeply loved her hubby John, and when her granddaughter arrived, she was over the moon. She bragged about Conner Mac and we have watched him grow up to be a well turned out young man.
Tanie I will miss you Baby Girl! LOVE.
(she always ended her telephone conversations with that one word..LOVE).
I use it now!!!
October 6, 2019
Conner, I never met your Mom, but she did a wonderful job raising you. I met you a few times when your Dad brought you with him to work at UTA in the Chemistry Dept. I used to run the Stockroom and throw the Halloween Party that you came to. You would play with my son, Doug. You were and excellent playmate. Doug was about six then and now he is 26.
My love & prayers are with you
October 6, 2019
I find myself completely skipping over the "grown up" years to relive the joy of innocently humorous moments I have of Tanie as a young child.
Cleaning out her closet one day, I ran across a long strip of material that curiously, with the exception of one ragged edge, matched her bedspread perfectly. But, the bedspread looked intact. When I asked Tanie where it came from, she replied, "From my bedspread." Mortified, I frantically pulled the bed away from the wall and sure enough, there was the matching ragged edge where the rest of the bedspread had once been.
"Why did you cut it, Tanie?" "Because I didn't want you and Mommy to know I 'colored' on it." As I made a closer inspection of the ragged piece of cloth, I saw that it had been decorated, in ink, with beautiful childish renderings. It was then that I marveled at her innocently simplistic fix. And it actually worked - I mean, do you know how hard it is to chastise a child who just took care of a problem she created - not to mention how difficult it is to sound serious when you can't get a word out without chuckling?
There are so many more memories. So many funny things I pulled from her school bookbag on the days of "Show and Tell"... another time and place.