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Official Obituary of

Ms. Tonya Yevette Jemison

February 11, 2024

Ms. Tonya Jemison Obituary

Ms. Tonya Yevette Jemison of Tampa, FL passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, 11:00 a.m. at New St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church, 1006 S. 50th Street Tampa, FL 33619 with Pastor Alec F. Hall, Senior Pastor, Officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery, 4615 E. Hanna Avenue, Tampa, FL 33610.

Tonya Yevette Jemison was born in Tampa, FL on July 25,1967 to Delores Broadnex Henderson and the late Lun Jemison. Tonya accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age under Rev. Abe Brown. Tonya graduated from Hillsborough High School, Class of 1985. After which she went on to attend the University of Florida where she pledged and became a member of the Gamma Sigma Delta Upsilon Chapter. Then she went on to Nova University and graduated with her Master's in Business. Tonya loved to read. Her saying was, “Reading takes her to another world.” She loved encouraging younger people to do better. Tonya was employed by GTE/Verizon until her health declined.

She then retired with Verizon after 30 years. She loved to go on cruises, travel and spend time with family. Tonya gave her illness a tenacious fight and never once let up! Her captivating smile and personality illuminated any space she entered.

Tonya was preceded in death by: her father, Lun Jemison; maternal grandmother, Camilla Williams; and stepdad, Lovie Henderson.

Tonya leaves to cherish her legacy: her mother, Delores Broadnex-Henderson; sisters, Tatiana Harris and Aayana Harris; brothers, Janiem, Eric (Benyar) Jemison, and Toni (Laini) Jemison;aunts; Shirley (Richard) Binion and Belinda Harvey; uncles, Emanuel (Felicia) Broadnex and Carl Broadnex; cousins, Chandra Binion, Richara Binion, Joaquin Harvey, Deloera Everett, Willie Broadnex, Felicia Broadnex, Emanuel (EJ) Broadnex, Jayden Binion, Selena (Dave) Ziggler, Dr. Lois Miles, Eric Miles, Emanuel (Woody) Williams, Jeffrey, Anthony and Eddie George, Kimberly Lynch, and Mecay Waters; God-sisters, Pam Mutcherson and Regina Washington; God-brother, Eric Killins; special friends, Judy Horton, Sylvia Warren, and Natalie Smith; and a host of sorrowful friends and neighbors.

A very special thanks to Tampa General Hospital doctors and staff.

A visitation will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606.

Arrangements entrusted to RAY WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME, Rhodes & Northern, Owners


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February 23, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ray Williams Funeral Home
301 N. Howard Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606

Funeral Service
February 24, 2024

11:00 AM
New St. Matthews Missionary Baptist Church
1006 S. 50th Street
Tampa, FL 33619

February 24, 2024

Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery
4615 E. Hanna Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610


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