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OBITUARY

Toni Maria Jack

February 12, 1976April 11, 2020
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Toni Maria Jack was born on February 12, 1976 in Phoenix, Arizona to Brother Raymond Anthony Jack and Evangelist Carolyn Jean Jack. Toni was named after her dad and her famous grandmother, National Supervisor of the Women’s Department, Elect Toni L. Johnson of Arizona. She was that awaited granddaughter for the Jack family, was welcomed so wholeheartedly by the group of all male cousins in the Jack family, and was quickly named “Tee” and “Big Tee.”

Toni LOVED the Lord!!! She was baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ by her grandfather, the Late Honorable Senior Bishop Robert Bailey Johnson of The Free Churches of God In Christ In Jesus’ Name, Inc. when she was twelve. She was an avid and visible participant in the Young People Christian Workers. She was an actor in various church plays and enjoyed playing Scripture Scramble, Name Chain, and Queen and King of the Chair (a Bible trivia game). Toni ENJOYED and S-A-A-N-G gospel music by artists such as The Winans, The Clark Sisters, and Commissioned. She was a frontliner and lead singer in JS&G (Jack/Johnson, Smith, & Gibson) Singers which was comprised of Toni, her sister, Nevida, and cousins, Candy, Tosheba, and Nikki. Toni was also a lead singer in the soprano section of the church choir. She was a fearless drummer and served as the president of the women’s department in Casa Grande, Arizona. She just enjoyed supporting the gospel of Jesus Christ and assisting family in both the Casa Grande and Phoenix churches. But Toni’s main joy was to praise God in song and dance and to read and expound upon God’s Word. God truly saved Toni and filled her with the precious gift of the Holy Ghost. During her challenges, she would say, “I’m All In!!!!!!!” or “Jesus, Take The Wheel!!!!!” Her mind was made up that she was not going back into the world of sin and shame, even if it cost her life. God had saved Toni so that she could say, “Thank You Jesus,” in the most critical and painful moments or “I will bless the Lord at all times, and his praise shall continually be in my mouth (Psalm 34:1).” She would sing and usher the church into a powerful praise with her unique gift.

Toni loved her family, especially her parents, sister, Nevida, her children, India, Jhamaal, and Jhanelle, and her god-grandson, Chance!!!! She spent so many hours making sure that her children were in a great family and church environment and meeting their daily and educational needs. She was so proud of them: daughter, India (Arizona State University (ASU) Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and Paralegal program at Phoenix College), son, Jhamaal (coursework and continued tutoring at Central Arizona College), daughter, Jhanelle (ASU Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies and preparing to pass the LSAT to attend law school), and last but not least, little seven year old god-grandson, Chance.

Toni loved to shop, travel, eat, and decorate. She was a strong supporter of her children’s extracurricular activities such as Special Olympics of Arizona, basketball, track, volleyball, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), and Student Council. She traveled to Africa twice, Hawaii (her request for family to attend on her 40th birthday), Canada, Washington DC twice, New York, California (numerous times), and many of the other 50 states.

Toni was a born leader! She received her formal education for grades kindergarten through eighth at Roosevelt School District, graduated from high school with honors at the renowned, celebrated, and famed South Mountain High School which has been attended by all the family generations. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University, and she pursued her Master’s of Business Administration at Western International University. Toni decided in her eighth grade year to become the valedictorian for her graduating class. Although there were others ahead of her, Toni studied and outscored the others to become the valedictorian of the prestigious and mighty Maxine O. Bush School as she had planned. At Bush school, she participated in Student Council and band. Toni decided to attend summer school during her early years in high school, which allowed her to obtain credits well in advance of graduation. Although she was supposed to be babysitting her sister, Nevida, Toni decided to take Nevida to high school with her and let Nevida get a taste of high school in her young years. Toni loved to sing in the high school gospel choir.

Toni enjoyed her career of 16 years at Salt River Project. She had the opportunity to experience various positions starting with customer service and moving onto her last position as a Senior Accounting Analyst in the payroll department. She received her credentials as a Certified Payroll Professional through the American Payroll Association (APA). She also joined a national committee with APA and met virtually every month to discuss common payroll issues, new and upcoming laws, and to share valuable professional solutions with other payroll professionals. Along this journey at Salt River Project, Toni met so many, many friends. She was well known for her big bright smile and her fun sense of humor!!!!! Toni had the goal of returning to work, but God in his sovereignty and infinite wisdom made the decision for Toni to come home to him. GOD NEVER MAKES A MISTAKE, AND WE HAVE LEARNED TO SUBMIT TO HIS WILL!!!! HE KNOWS WHAT IS BEST!!!!!! Toni made this last journey without any of us, but we that are saved and believe in the resurrection look forward to seeing JESUS first, and then TONI and the other saints!!!!

Toni leaves to celebrate her homegoing and await her resurrection: her parents, Raymond and Carolyn Jack, EdD; her daughters, India and Jhanelle Campbell; her son, Jhamaal Campbell; her god-grandson, Chance Frazier; and her sisters, Nevida Jack and Necie Williams. She leaves to cherish her memories, her grandmother, General Supervisor, Toni L. Johnson, her grandfather, Virgil Jack, and a great multitude of special uncles, aunts, cousins, a nephew, friends, co-workers, and her beloved Free Church family.

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 23, 2020

  • Committal Serivce

    Saturday, May 23, 2020

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    Saturday, May 23, 2020

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Sophia Combs

May 23, 2020

Dear Miss Toni,
What an example you have set for all of us to follow...Ultimate trust in the Lord and dedication to your family. I am so grateful that my career path has crossed multiple times with you and Nevida. May you continue to shine bright as a star!

Richard Johnson

May 21, 2020

To a beloved niece that displayed such a zest for life, music, joy, friends and family, you'll definitely be missed. You were a brilliant mind and intellect. Some of my most dearest memories of you were your childhood. Yes, those were the days. From my college days of returning to the valley when you were an infant, when I would hold you, rock you to sleep, and you grew up and I would take you to the park for swimming, to the days of watching your beautiful smile and brilliant mind at work in high school and on to college, you loved living. It was something about the greatest gift God gave us, life!

And, even through life's tough struggles and your journey, you kept a big smile on your face. You knew, that you had a higher calling, a great purpose! You truly let your light shine in your life. Even taking in additional loving kids that needed a mother figure in their life. You did good niece!! Your children and family have a huge role to fill, as you set the gold standard.

I have no doubt, there will be a heavenly crown waiting for you. Rest in God's arms.

Uncle Rich

Laurie Johnson

May 21, 2020

I have so many wonderful memories of Toni, from when she was a small child through becoming a wonderful lady. Toni was always so happy and smiling even as a small child. She was never negative, always positive and sharing. Her laughter and smile are something I always remember about her. She set such a good example for all with her outstanding work ethic and attitude. She was someone we all admired and loved.
Love, Aunt Laurie

Naeem Abdullah

May 10, 2020

Blessings. I have the utmost respect for The Jack Johnson Gipson and Smith family. Toni was like my sister. Nevida is and will always be loved. Candace bka Candy and I were baptized at the same time at Free Church of God In Christ In Jesus Name. I've known Toni from Bush to South. I love you and you are truly missed. We will see each other again my good and faithful servant..
Love unconditionally, Naeem Akil Abdullah

Cindy Ntiappiah

April 27, 2020

I am sorry for your lost I taught with Carolyn Jack at Maxcine o. Bush. I will continue to pray for your family. Cindy Ntiappiah

Valerie Honor

April 27, 2020

Although I did not know you personally, I do know your cousin Candace Smith. And I am sure you shared in the same spirit and likeness.....Giving, warm-hearted and the best person to talk to when you need an ear.
Go in Peace with the Lord

Sherika Austine

April 26, 2020

My dearest friend,
You will forever be in my heart. Sad to hear you are not physically here but god needed you more than we did. I will forever cherish all of our grade school, high school and adulthood memories. I love and grateful to have cross paths with a great person with a spiritual soul.

Tempesst Fowler

April 24, 2020

Toni was a wonderful person to be around all the time with her smile and how she always embraced you with a big hug. She was always so excited to see me at our convention meetings and I loved how she would tell me the stories of when my family came and stayed at Pastor Jacks house. I will miss talking on the phone with her and keeping her updated on the things I was doing she was a great encourager and supporter.
To Aunt Carolyn, Uncle Raymond, Nevida, India, shay, and Jhamaal I love you all so much and my prayers of strength and comfort will be with you always I’m here for you all!

Love, Tempesst

Amy Koehler

April 23, 2020

My heart broke when I heard that Toni had passed. I will always remember her smiling face, her voice and her laugh. What an amazing spirit. Rest in peace, my friend.

Katie Cormier

April 23, 2020

I met Toni when I started in Power Accounting and she was just the kindest person. She was always there to help me out and we became fast friends. Toni was a bright, beautiful, ray of sunshine. No matter what was going on, she always had the most beautiful smile on her face. Toni, you are an amazing, wonderful person and I will miss you so much my friend.

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