Tonya Lynn Waller, 54, of Knob Noster, passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2023 in her home.
She was born November 27, 1968, in Savannah, GA, daughter of Loran Parker and Betty (Hilburn) Williams-McWaters. On June 6, 1995, in Charleston, SC, she married John Waller, who survives her.
In addition to her husband, John, survivors include her mother, Betty Williams-McWaters, of Panama City, FL; four children, Amanda Sanders and Heather Webb (Sean) all of Knob Noster, Jonathan Waller, of Fort Carson, CO; and Garrett Sturtevant-Waller, of the home; a brother, Whitney Williams, of Newnan, GA; a sister, Ashley Parker Dickerson, of Atlanta, GA; and eight grandchildren, Isaiah, Audrina, Jos’Lynn, Bri’Son, Desirae, Ariyah, Paisley and Ashton.
Tonya was preceded in death by her father, Loran Parker.
Tonya worked nearly 18 years for the Knob Noster School system. She started as a cafeteria worker, then adding onto her duties she performed school crossing guard and later became a certified paraprofessional. She was well respected and loved by administration, her peers and students. She enjoyed crafting and the holidays, especially decorating Christmas trees. She had a great vision for decor and loved making updates to their home. Tonya was a superfan of the Georgia Bulldawgs and all activity stopped in the home for Dawg games.
A Celebration of Tonya’s Life will be 5:00 pm, Friday, March 24, 2023 at Heckart Funeral Home. Visitation will be 4:00 pm until service time.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Saint Luke’s Cancer Institute in care of Heckart Funeral Home and Cremation Services.