OBITUARY

Tonya Stokes Brice

August 4, 1975July 4, 2019

Tonya Danette Stokes Brice, 43, of Statesville, went into her heavenly home on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

Born on August 4, 1975 in Statesville NC, she is the daughter of Sylvester Stokes and Kathy Bostic, who survive.

Tonya was very creative, fashionable, and loved doing arts and crafts, especially her "Luvy Jewels". She enjoyed decorating, gardening flowers, and refurbishing furniture. She was an advocate for "Saving the Turtles." She was always a planner, loved traveling and even had her travel agent license. She received a certificate from Empire Beauty School. She attended her family church Bibleway #1 in throughout her life and became a member in 2019. She held a special place in her heart for her pets, her beloved dog Dreamer and her Shih Tzu, Solo.

She was preceded in death by her Paternal Grandparents, Wiley Stokes & Myrtie Smith Stokes; maternal grandparents: Robert O. Woods & Mary Watts Woods, younger sister, Veronica Shaye Stokes; Step-Father, Michael Bostic and her Beloved Shih Tzu, Dreamer.

In addition to her parents, those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of three years, Andre Brice; daughter, Tyra Stokes; step-sons, Deandre McGill and Leandre (Jasmine) McGill; step-daughters, Tashana Brice and Adrienna Brice; grandchild, JaMaya McGill; sisters, Cathy (Reginald) Dye and Shontia Stokes; mother-in-law, Gabriel Robinson; brother-in-laws, Sean (Katrina) Bowles and Clarence Robinson; sister-in-law, Karima Brice; special aunt, Sandra Woods, a special cousin, Cuabeya Woods; Host of Uncles & Aunts, Host of Cousins, and a Host of Friends & Loved Ones.

The family will visit with friends at a Wake that will be held at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home on Monday, July 15, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A memorial service celebrating Tonya’s life will be held on Tuesday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m. at Bibleway Church #1 in Statesville with Pastor Georgia Daniels officiating. Burial will immediately follow the service at Bibleway Church #6 Cemetery in Troutman.

Memorials may be made to American Lung Association Donations, PO Box 7000, Albert Lea, MN 56007.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Tonya Danette Brice.

  • DONATIONS

  • The American Lung Association - Donations

Services

15 July

Gathering of Friends

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

705 Davie Ave.
Statesville, North Carolina 28677

16 July

Celebration of Life

2:00 pm

Bibleway #1

326 E Bigham Street
Statesville, North Carolina 28677

16 July

Burial

Bibleway Church 6 Cemetery

327 Carlyle Road
Troutman, North Carolina 28166

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Latika Turner

July 14, 2019

Tonya was a very beautiful woman inside and out she will truly be missed. My condolences to you all. May God's grace and mercy continue to be upon you. May he give you a peace that passes all understanding. He will put no more on you than you can bare.

Donna Welborn Gutierrez

July 12, 2019

I began work at Burlington when I was 18 years old. I worked with Tonya's mom (Kathy), for years. I went to LanTex and worked with Tonya. Tonya and I hit it off from the get go. Tonya was full of life, spunky, feisty, very out spoken. We had so much fun together. We stayed in contact all these years. I mostly spoke with her on Facebook. Our recent conversation was about starting a business together for a retirement home for 55 and older, named Serendipity. She was very helpful with important information. Tonya was speaking to me on the conservative side, my heads were in the clouds, and she would bring me back down to earth about the cost. I would go see her when she first started at RHA. She loved taking care of her clients. They were her family and she was great at it, with all her compassion and knowledge on how to handle a stressful situation. I loved her attitude, spunk, her get up and go, and of course her beliefs. Tonya was the strongest women I knew. Tonya's Biggest, Brightest, Joy is her daughter Tyra. She would go on for hours talking about her daughter and how much she loved her and trying to make sure Tyra had the best life. I am going to miss her greatly. She will forever be in my heart. I love you Tonya. May you rest in peace. Till we meet again.
Love always,
Donna Welborn Gutierrez

Markesia Lackey

July 9, 2019

Tonya will truly be missed but she will live in our hearts forever.

Gwendolyn Boyde

July 8, 2019

Tonya will greatly be missed. She brightened up the room she entered whether it been her talking junk or making jokes. I will cherish the memories and take care of my Panthers jewelry and bracelet she made me. My condolences to her family in which she loved so much. Tonya you will be forever apart of our RHA family, RIP friend❤️

Shontia Stokes

July 6, 2019

Tonya was my baby sister but people always thought she was older because she was the one being the Protector was always telling me what was right and wrong we talked on the phone everyday for hours we kept each other's secrets we laughed a lot cried Arguing in the morning and best friends by night so when she called and said it cancer I never left her side I went to everyone of her doctors appointments because I didn't want her to ever feel alone I love Tonya Brice and I will miss you for the rest of my life if I could change places you know I would RIH my sister tell my grandmother and grandfather I said hello I will see you one day soon because I'm going to do this thing called life right... you and me most never part .. lol I love you my sister 🙏🏿😥👭🏿😇💞💕❤

HOPE'S Wing

July 6, 2019

Prayers for all. We will cherish the special jewelry Tonya made for us.

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