Radney Funeral Home – Saraland

1200 Industrial Pkwy, Saraland, AL


Tonya Flynn

June 15, 1971May 14, 2020

With deepest sorrow, we announce that Tonya Shay Flynn, age 48, of Semmes, AL, a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend passed away on May 14, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer. Tonya graduated from Mary G. Montgomery High School and the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. She was a devoted employee of Hargrove Engineering where she made everlasting relationships. Tonya thrived on helping others and always saw the best in everyone she met. She enjoyed fellowship with friends and family, working hard, and watching her children compete, perform, and excel. Tonya loved fiercely and unconditionally. She was an amazing person that many were blessed to know.

Tonya is preceded in death by her father, Leon Reid, whom she loved dearly. Tonya will be missed by her husband, Jim Flynn, her son James and daughter Ella; her beloved mother, Lyndal Reid, brothers Wayne Reid (Patsy), Barry Reid (Michelle), nephew Patrick Reid (Daniel) and nieces Christina Hall, Lauren Reid and Abby Reid; her mother-in-law Ellen Flynn, father-in-law Jim Flynn (Kim), sister-in-law Christine Semisch (Kevin) and brother-in-law Shawn Flynn (Debbie).

“Tonya’s Team” will be entrusted with ushering her to her final resting place. Her Team consists of Bryant Andrews, John Griffin Bell, Evan Buckhalter, Peyton Cowart, Drew Druckenmiller, James Flynn, Lucas Hall, Zane Hall, Jackson Haney, Will Miller, Connor Ratliff and Trey Turner. Her Honorary Team consists of Eli Giles, Logan Lawshe, Alex McWhorter, Brunson Watt, Cade Wilson and Hunter Wyse.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 12pm with the memorial service beginning at 2pm at Pathway Church - Moffett Campus, 7200 Moffett Rd. An overflow service will be provided in the Drive-In Parking lot of Pathway Church. We’ll assist all guests in observing CDC social distancing practices at all times while on the Pathway Church campus. The burial will follow at Semmes First Baptist Cemetery, 3771 Wulff Rd., Semmes, AL 36575.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations to the following foundations: Hargrove Foundation ● https://hargrovefoundation.org/honoring-tonya-flynn ● Mail check to Hargrove Foundation, c/o Honoring Tonya Flynn, 20 S. Royal Street, Mobile, AL 36602. Pilots For Christ ● http://pilotsforchrist.net/get-involved.php ● Mail check to Pilots for Christ, c/o Honoring Tonya Flynn, P.O. Box 707, Monroeville, AL 36461


  • Jim Flynn, Husband
  • James, Son
  • Ella, Daughter
  • Lyndal Reid, Mother
  • Wayne Reid (Patsy), Brother
  • Barry Reid (Michelle), Brother
  • Patrick Reid (Daniel), Nephew
  • Christina Hall, Niece
  • Lauren Reid, Niece
  • Abby Reid, Niece
  • Ellen Flynn, Mother-in-law
  • Jim Flynn (Kim), Father-in-law
  • Christine Semisch (Kevin), Sister-in-law
  • Shawn Flynn (Debbie), Brother-in-law
  • Leon Reid, Father (deceased)

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020


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Arlene Andrews

May 20, 2020

Tonya, So Beautiful and Precious a Person, our memories will always warm my heart❤ with a smile. Give John a hug for me!

Arlene Andrews

May 20, 2020

Marcy Miller

May 20, 2020

Sweet Tonya. To know her was to love her. I have so many wonderful memories of our friendship, and I was so blessed to have had her in my life. I am so thankful that she was my college roommate, and I cannot begin to express the love and respect I have always had for her. There’s no doubt that I’m a better person because she was in my life, and I will always treasure our friendship. I will continue to pray for Jim, James, Ella, Ms. Lyndal, and all who loved her. The world lost an amazing person, but what a glorious reception there was in heaven. Give Nicole and my daddy a big hug for me, TS. I love you!

Cora Sonnier

May 19, 2020

Tonya was one of my first friends after moving to Semmes in the 2nd grade. I can still remember the yards I had to cut through to get to her house to visit. She was a beautiful soul. No one could resist those dimples...she wore a permanent smile. Many will miss her. Prayers for healing hearts.

Monica Davis

May 19, 2020

She was certainly one of the most precious people around . She had a huge heart and was such a peacemaker . Such a beautiful soul. She loved her family and friends and loved having a house full of people . She was such an amazing best friend who we will miss dearly !! Love you our Sweet Tonya . Love to all the family.! Continuous prayers for Jim , kids and mama Lyndal!

Dale Strickland

May 19, 2020

Dearest Tonya, May your soul and the souls of the faithfully departed, thru the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

To God be the glory! Great things He has done!
So loved He the world that He gave us His Son;
Who yielded His life an atonement for sin,
And opened the life-gate that all may go in.
Praise the Lord! Let the earth hear His voice!

I will forever miss your sweetness and beautiful smile. Please give my Brandi a hug for us.
~Dale Strickland and Family

Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted." — Matthew 5:4

Donna Zellers

May 18, 2020

Tonya was a beautiful person with a heart of gold! She made such a positive impact on so many people! She will be missed by many! 💝

Karla Patrick Brewer

May 18, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of Tonya’s passing. Sending prayers for peace and comfort in the days and weeks ahead. Thinking of you all and sending our love!

Elizabeth Eiland

May 18, 2020

You were so special to so many people. I’m thankful you were in my life to show me confidence and teach me how to make mistakes while dancing. Thank you. Shine bright

Beverly Ratliff

May 18, 2020

Tonya will forever be a best friend to so many. She was loved so very much, because she loved so much. She opened her doors to everyone and will always be cherished as one of the best! We will miss her terribly, but we know she is looking down on each of us from Heaven. We love you, Tonya!


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