Tonaya Kellene Richardson

July 28, 1967 ‒ November 19, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Tonaya Kellene Richardson, 50, of Delaware passed away Sunday November 19, 2017 at Grady Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

She was born July 28, 1967 in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of Kenneth & Margaret Christine (Adams) Ricahrdson.

Tonaya worked for JP Morgan Chase Bank as a Mortgage Specialist, she later worked as a server at Hamburger Inn.

Left to cherish her memory are son Cody Richardson; father Kenneth Richardson; grandchildren Neaveh Sumner, Kylee Sumner, and Carter Hall; Brothers Brian (Wendy) McCoy, Chester (Joy) Harrell, Gary D. McCoy; sister Jackie (Scott) Huston; father to her children and grandfather Jerry Ell. She was preceded in death by her mother Margaret in 2009, daughter Erica Ell in 2016, and sister Sheri Lee McCoy.

Her family will remember her as the kind, and loving person that she was.

Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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  • Tonaya was my best friend and I will miss her so very much. There will be a hole in my heart for the rest of my time. I will miss going across the yard every day to sit with her and sit outside in the summer time. Hearing her tell me ever now and then to get over my biopolor ass. And I’ll miss taking care of. her while she was sick and help take care of her grandbabies. I will miss you my best friend. I love you. R.I.P.

  • Tonya was amazing mother & grandmother I will miss the late night calls just talking about Ericka and the times we shared my prayers goes out to u all and God bless

  • Tonaya, no words will ever be enough my friend, my roadie. Util we meet again I love you and will miss you. RIH

  • So sorry to hear of Tonayas passing. I hope that you all find comfort in the words at John 5:28 ““Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”

  • I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of your loved one, Tonaya. Death is truly an enemy that robs us of the joy of being with our loved ones. The Bible provides a wonderful hope for our dead loved ones at
    Revelation 21:1-4. It states: “Neither will…pain be anymore.” What kind of pain does the Bible mean will be no more? All the mental, emotional, and physical pain that has resulted from sin and imperfection and made life miserable for countless millions will be no more. I sincerely hope that you will find this hope from the Bible comforting.