Tanya A. L. Hardaway

July 21, 1974October 29, 2012


38, of Jackson passed away Monday, October 29, 2012, from cancer. She was born July 21, 1974, and was a graduate of Columbia Central High School and Huntington University. Tanya spent her life honoring God by investing in children, most recently at Paragon Charter Academy and Pathway Community Church. She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Scott; children Jared, 6, and Caleb, 2; brother Rob (Holly) Wilkes of Spring Arbor; mother Judy Wilkes of Jackson; father Bob (Kathy) Wilkes of Liberty Twp.; and nieces Breanna and Jessica Wilkes. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, November 5, 2012, at Pathway Community Church, 5225 Clinton Rd., in Jackson. The family will receive friends from 2-5 P.M. on Sunday, November 4, 2012, at Chas. J. Burden Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pathway Community Church.

Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home 1806 E. Michigan Ave. Jackson, Michigan 49202


  • Memorial Visitation Sunday, November 4, 2012
  • Memorial Service Monday, November 5, 2012

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Jared Hardaway

June 13, 2013

Thanks for commenting on this i know this is a sad story thanks:

Wade Cross

January 20, 2013

Bob, Judy, & Robbie,

I am so very shocked and saddened to hear of Tanya's passing. I very recently learned that she lost a battle with cancer...unbelieveable. In my minds eye she is still the little girl chasing us boys around Steuben. Robbie, Travis, and I with Tanya not far behind.

Tanya, like my dad, is paving the way for all of us. Although I hope not tomorrow, I know that we will all see each ther again.....and if it is tomorrow...that would be okay too.

Chris Stine

November 13, 2012

Scott, I'll be praying for you and your family.


November 12, 2012

Tanya, you will always hold a special place in my heart as my sister-in-law, but also as my friend. You were a light in our family and to all who had the privilege of knowing you. You will be missed so much. I look forward to the day when I see you again in heaven. Love you.

Sarah Painter

November 8, 2012

A wonderful friend, a wonderful wife, a wonderful mother. She will so missed but her life will never be forgotten.

Clifford Kelley

November 6, 2012

A Godfearing woman

Debbie Dennis

November 5, 2012

What a beautiful family Tanya built! Her faithfulness is evident in their lives, and her legacy will live on through her children.

Jody Lanphear

November 5, 2012

As I can not remember having a personal one on one conversation with Tanya, I happen to see her on multiple occasions working with the children at Paragon. My thoughts are with the Family and Friends, at this time of loss.

Carol Drews

November 5, 2012

Tanya was an excellent example of a Godly woman with a servant's heart. The video and posters reminded me of the love she had for people and life. She was more than amazing with kids. The van ride over from Hillsdale was a testimony to her joy. Each of us had many special memories to share. From school, ministry, scrap booking, to MOPS trips she uplifted us all. I count myself blessed to have been her friend. I will hold you all up before our Comforter as he holds you in his hands.

Vicki Herdus

November 4, 2012

Thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.