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Tanya Leigh Prater

Burial Date June 6, 2021


Sunday, June 6, 2021
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Pleasant Hill M.B.C.


Sunday, June 6, 2021
Pleasant Hill M.B.C.

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Tonya Prater of Murfreesboro, TN, peacefully passed away on May 26th, 2021, after becoming very ill at the end of 2020 and months in the hospital.

Tonya Leigh Prater was born on November 30, 1968 to the late Torosa Ann (Prater) Newbern and the late Nathan Lee
Parker in the city of Lexington, TN. Her upbringing was overseen by her late Grandmother Bessie (Mayo) Tole and late Step Grandfather Elmer Tole whom she loved and thought of like a mom and dad. She was also preceded in death by a younger brother, Twan Prater.

After Tonya graduated from Lexington High School in 1988, she pursued a degree in nursing/phlebotomy at Jackson
State Community College, later completing that degree later in life at West Tennessee Business College.

Tonya was passionate about shopping and had a knack for finding a good deal. She loved and valued friends and family.

She attended Pleasant Hill Church in Lexington and later Mt. Zion in Nashville.

In the early 90’s she began a relationship with Jeffrey Lynn Parker of Bruceton, Tn. Tonya & Jeffrey went on to have 3 children, Jasmine Sherellashae Parker, Kalbrandon D’orein Prater, and Kelvontae Deondrace Parker (who unfortunately
passed away in 2015).

Tonya is also survived by her siblings Vanessa Marie Prater, Keishu LaShun Moffitt, LaNa’ Kirk (Gregory) , LaLane McCurrie (Brad),Her Great Aunts Mae Mayo and Clarene Mayo. Her Step Mother Judy Parker, Her Step Father Hunter Richard Newbern, and several nieces,nephews, relatives, and friends.

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