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Tonya Wilkins

Tonya Yolanda "YoYo" Wilkins (Wilkins)

Wednesday, September 8th, 1971 - Saturday, November 21st, 2020
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On Saturday, November 21, 2020 Tonya Yolanda Wilkins answered her final role call on earth. As she heard the call of the Master’s voice, she transitioned from labor to reward in her home with family at her side. Tonya was born September 8, 1971 in Norfolk Virginia to her parents, Donald Lee Wilkins, Jr. and Edith Mae Wilkins.

Tonya grew up in Norfolk and graduated form Norview High School in 1990. She was known to many as “YoYo”.

Tonya had many interests which included family, cooking, dancing, doing hair, positive energy and helping people out. She loved her grandchildren. It was common practice that she was cooking a meal for them.

Tonya was known for her cooking in her community. She didn’t know a stranger. She would strike up a conversation with almost anyone and willing to offer a helping hand.

No matter where Tonya lived or where she moved to it was easy for someone to fall in love with her kind spirit and positive attitude. She enjoyed people and making memories of time well spent.

Tonya will forever be loved and dearly missed yet she truly was a devoted person. Tonya was a a ray of light with positive energy. She was a loving mother, grandma, sister and friend.

Tonya leaves to cherish her memory her children, Chasity A. Wilkins, Jasmine S. Wilkins, Dre’sha M. Wilkins and Tiara Wilkins; her grandchildren, Gabriella Barbour, Isabella Barbour, Amaya Robinson, Darrell Robinson, Jr., Nailah Fauntleroy, Kailah Fauntleroy, Kamyyn Walls, Darrick Walls, Ava Walls, Aiden Walls and Gaisele Walls; her mother, Edith M. Wilkins; her father, Donald L. Wilkins; her siblings, Donald L. Wilikins, Mariah Wilkins, Kizzy Wilkins and Deshanne Wilkins as well as extended family and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Graves Funeral Home
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 11:00am
    Graves Funeral Home Chapel
    1631 Church St
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Interment

    Forest Lawn Cemetery
    8100 Granby Street
    Norfolk, VA 23505
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Juanda Deloatch

Posted at 10:19am
To Tonya's Family:
I was blessed with getting to know your mother through Jackie Moore, who is my cousin. Your mom had a beautiful personality and such a "Happy Presence". I learned to love her early in our relationship, as she was such a good friend to my cousin, Jackie. She was there to be her good friend, a listening ear, hair braider, and roadrunner after Jackie's husband passed, as it was difficult for me, not living in the Tidewater area. We all carry memories of those who leave before us, and your mother left a legacy of love to each person she encountered. Embrace her love for each of you and continue to share her love of family with each other. God bless each of you.
Juanda Deloatch


Deborah E Mapp

Posted at 01:12pm
To Edith & Family: Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Remember, God is a close as a prayer away. Remember Tonya with love and she will always remain your heart. May God's Peace comfort and keep you as only He can. God bless.

Masjid William Salaam

Posted at 11:55am
The Community of Masjid William Salaam, 614 W. 35th St. Norfolk, VA 23508 offer our sincere and heartfelt condolence to the Family of Ms. Tonya Y. Wilkins on your loss. Tonya was always quick with a smile and a greeting. We pray that your family be granted the best of consolation in your time of grief.

Judith Boatwright Posted at 06:19pm

My condolences and prayers are with the family and friends during this difficult and sorrowful time.Sorry for the loss of this beautiful daughter, niece and cousin.May the peace that surpasseth all understanding abide within each of your hearts.Know that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.Peace&Love ,JudithTaylorBoatwright

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