OBITUARY

Tonda Renee Jackson

December 18, 1968April 1, 2019

Deloris Jenkins, 67 years old, received her wings on April 22, 2019 at Advent Health Hospital in Killeen, TX.

Born Nov 15, 1951, in Greenville, MS. she was the daughter of the late James Moten, and Rosie Lee Moten.

Deloris married James Jenkins in 1971, in White Plains, New York. Their journey led them to Los Angeles, California where they raised their family until James received his wings in 1985. Deloris found her passion working for the County of Los Angeles, where she remained faithfully for 26 years and 4 months. She retired in 2015 and continued her journey to Killeen Texas where she resided until she was called home.

She enjoyed her retirement surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Deloris was preceded in death by Michael Kenneth Moten.

She is survived by her daughter Lisa Milligan and her husband 1SG(Ret.) Kevin Milligan Sr., her son James Jenkins III. 6 grandchildren Lakeshia, James, Kevin, Arianna, Keshawn, Jasmine, and Jaron. And a host of great grandchildren. 2 brothers James Quinton Moten , Darren Newkirk, and 3 sisters , Ella Mae Griffin, Rose Johnson, and Laverne Leisure.

A 10:00 AM graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery with Dr. William Buntyn officiating.

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Aundrea McDaniel

April 16, 2019

My dear friend TJ had such a free spirit, laughed and talked just as loud as me and had a huge heart. I enjoyed working with you especially when I was pregnant because you helped me through. See you later my dear friend RIH!

Kelly Zachary

April 5, 2019

Sincere condolences for the family and friends of Tondra. Though I did not know her personally I am sure her family and friends are not only really hurting right now but, hopefully, are looking back at wonderful memories shared. I only wished to add a beautiful hope from the scriptures about a time when you will be able to see Tondra again, in a world without pain and suffering. Jesus himself boldly promised this at John 5:21, 28, 29 "Just as the Father raises the dead up and makes those alive whom he wants to. Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tomb will hear his (Jesus) voice and come out."

Charles Haskins

April 5, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Jackson family! May God comfort you in your time of bereavement! Tonda will truly be missed! God has his plan for all of us. I am sad but not worried, knowing that she gave her life to Christ years ago! I'm reading a bible she sent me about 2 years ago when I was heading away from the light! I regret not making time while I was in San Antonio Texas to travel and see her in person! My prayer is to see her in Heaven when my time has come. She you then FRIEND!

Barbara Shipley

April 4, 2019

I met Tonda through her mother (neighbor and best friend), She loved her Mom and her Mom loved Tonda dearly. Tonda was a dear heart. We never know when we will take that last breath. My son died at the age of 35 years. My heart is broken that my dear friend has to say goodbye to her baby girl now. Memories are forever. Time does not heal, it just takes the edge off of the rawness of a broken heart. Tonda, I loved you and rest in peace, precious.

Cecile Gasper

April 3, 2019

I met TJ back in April 2015 when I moved from Illinois where I originally work for visionworks, I request for transfer to Texas since my husband got a job after retiring from the military. At the time TJ was the General manager for visionworks in midland. She then interview me and start my paper work to start working for her team, she was friendly and knowledgeable about the job! She loves her football team “cowboys” don’t thrash talk her team cause she gets wound up lol....It was great working with her, R.I.P TJ🙏🏻

Eleni Quintela

April 3, 2019

Tj was an awesome person I met her at Visionworks and since then I knew she had a great heart, She made sure to put people's interests before her own, She was always so happy to go visit her mom and take her out on Vacation spending time with her mom was one thing she enjoyed, Tj was the biggest football fan I have ever met her COWBOYS were her life , she knew everything about her cowboys and she made sure to trash talk if she had to lol, Tj's stories were amazing, it was always nice to hear about her Diva as known as her baby girl. Tj will forever be missed, forever in my heart!!! RIP Beautiful #DC4L

Eleni Quintela

April 3, 2019

I met Tj in 2017 at Visionworks, she was an amazing person inside and out, she made sure her customers were always happy! She had a great personality and I loved to listen to her stories about how wonderful her mom was and how she loved to spend time with her mom and take her out on vacations all the time. She loved to take out her Diva for walks that was her baby girl and she loved her Cowboys! and by all she was a great person. She will truly be missed, Gone But Never Forgot! RIP TJ , You will always be in my heart and I will forever keep the book you gave me 💔😭

James Williams

April 3, 2019

Tonda was a very intense football fan whom I had the pleasure of sharing teams that we rooted for together. I hope that she finds peace in the hereafter. Sleep on my sister...#DC4L

David Pulliam

April 3, 2019

Tonda is a tremendous and knowledgeable football fan. I knew her merely through a Facebook trash talk group, where we repped rival NFC East football teams. Some people transcend that role and project their humanity. Tonda was one of those. A giving heart and continuous volunteer of her time. That was apparent even though the internet. I will miss her. I will never be happy if your team wins, but I’ll be happy for you. Rest well.