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Tonia Michell Neal

February 20, 1974July 11, 2018
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Tonia Michell Neal, 44, of Lake Jackson Texas passed away on July 11, 2018. Tonia was born to Tommy and Judy Neal on February 20, 1974 in Bakersfield, California. Tonia married DyAnn Herrera in Fresno, California on Columbus Day, October 13, 2008. Tonia worked for 14 years in the financial services industry with jobs ranging from teller through branch management beginning with Wells Fargo in Bakersfield, California and culminating her career locally with TDECU. Prior to her banking career Tonia had been employed at different times as a regional bus driver, steakhouse chef, and in high school she was employed by the local recreation and park district working as a skating rink supervisor, park supervisor and a junior sports coach. Tonia grew up in Taft, California and graduated from Taft Union High School. She also attended Taft College and Federico Beauty College. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, as well as serving the community. Tonia proudly volunteered for community events including the Brazoria County Fair auction, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, and Chamber of Commerce events in Texas City where she was responsible for opening the TDECU branch. She enjoyed running and completed several 5K’s. She had a passion for music, baking, and laughter. Most of all, Tonia will be remembered for being full of love and adventure. Tonia is preceded in death by her father, Tommy Neal. Tonia is survived by her wife of 13 years, DyAnn Herrera, who was the love of her life. She is also survived by her mother, Judy Neal; brother, Brandon Neal; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends that she loved dearly. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Restwood Funeral Home, 1038 West Plantation Drive, Clute, Texas

  • FAMILY

  • Tonia is survived by her wife of 13 years, DyAnn Herrera, who was the love of her life. She is also survived by her mother, Judy Neal; brother, Brandon Neal; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends that she loved dearly.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, July 13, 2018
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John La Marsna

July 15, 2018

Tonia you will be Missed dearly, I remember the day s of walking home from school with u and Steven Floyd . And going to your house not only were we friends our parent s we’re also. When I heard the news it was heart breaking . Rip you will be missed .

Cathy Minder

July 13, 2018

Tonia was a loving, caring, joyous lady. She was strong and gave of herself without hesitation. I met Tonia thru my daughter Krystina Mayeux. Tonia while battling her fight with Cancer found time to encourage me thru my testing of Cancer. She was confident and shared in my joy that my results were normal. I will miss you Tonia so very much. May you rest in Gods arms. May God watch over all who loved you. Thank you for coming into my life.

Krystina Mayeux

July 13, 2018

To my sweet sweet Tonia. May you now rest in peace you are no longer in pain. Fly high with your dad and watch over your mom. This world lost one of the strongest and bravest women i have ever got to meet boy heaven gained a wonderful and beautiful angel this morning. Our friendship was something special and you will always be with me in my heart. I love you always.

Elizabeth Darden-Johnson

July 13, 2018

Condolences to Tonia's family:
Tonia was a very free spirit woman...she loved life itself and have touch so many life's in so many ways...she had a warm, caring heart that she shared with everyone she meet...
Tonia's beautiful face and smile glowed everytime you seen her even on days that she wasn't feeling well...she lite up a room when she walked into it...When it rained Tonia still shined...Tonia was an Angel sent from Heaven..
I could go on and on about Tonia because she was my Angel...Tonia was my babygirl that I loved like she was one of own children...
My heart is shattered in a million pieces and my tears keep falling but the love I have for you will live on for eternally...
Babygirl I loved you then. I love you now and I'll love you forever to come...
This is not a goodbye babygirl...I'll see you again standing at those pearly gates dressed in your white gown and Angel wings...Glowing with that beautiful face and smile waiting on me one day😘💕
Love you Babygirl my Angel
Love Always
Elizabeth Darden-Johnson

Jessica Robles

July 13, 2018

I love you my friend & will forever keep my promise I made to you...❤️

Judy Bailey

July 12, 2018

Dear DyAnn,

I'm so sorry for your loss. Finding and sharing your life with someone you love is one of the greatest gifts we are given.

I appreciate all you did for students at BPort High.

Judy Bailey

Timothy Garcia

July 12, 2018

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Biography

Tonia was born to Tommy and Judy Neal on February 20, 1974 in Bakersfield, California. Tonia married DyAnn Herrera in Fresno, California on Columbus Day, October 13, 2008. Tonia worked for 14 years in the financial services industry with jobs ranging from teller through branch management beginning with Wells Fargo in Bakersfield, California and culminating her career locally with TDECU. Prior to her banking career Tonia had been employed at different times as a regional bus driver, steakhouse chef, and in high school she was employed by the local recreation and park district working as a skating rink supervisor, park supervisor and a junior sports coach. Tonia grew up in Taft, California and graduated from Taft Union High School. She also attended Taft College and Federico Beauty College. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, as well as serving the community. Tonia proudly volunteered for community events including the Brazoria County Fair auction, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, and Chamber of Commerce events in Texas City where she was responsible for opening the TDECU branch. She enjoyed running and completed several 5K’s. She had a passion for music, baking, and laughter. Most of all, Tonia will be remembered for being full of love and adventure.