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Tawanda J Tabers
July 25, 1965 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 58) 58 Years Old
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Tawanda Jean "Toni" Tabers, a woman whose loving and generous nature was the very embodiment of compassion and adventure. Born on July 25, 1965, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Mildred Jean and George Allen Tabers.
Toni is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Ricky Tabers and granddaughter Star Sedillo.
Toni's earthly chapter came to a peaceful close on January 30, 2024, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She transitioned into eternity the same way she lived - naturally and gracefully, surrounded by the love of her family, and with the same quiet dignity that defined her days.
She leaves behind a legacy etched in the hearts of her beloved husband, Troy Stevens; her children, Marvin Allen Tate, Scott LeRoy Tate with Katy Wiedel, James Ray Wright with Mesiah Soap, Anthony Nathanial Tabers with Audra Robertson, of Ada, Oklahoma, Amanda Michel Stevens, of Visallia, California, Clay Douglas Stevens, of Tulare, California, and Cody Alan Stevens of Tulare, California Toni's memory will be cherished by her thirteen grandchildren - Raily, Kannon, Nora, Quayde, Quest, Cayden, Lainey, Elizabeth, Miley, Kayden, Wyatt, Caiyden, and Cora - each a sparkling star in the vast galaxy of her love. She also leaves behind her treasured siblings: sisters Evalin, Cathy, Paula, Sue, Ann, and brothers Lonnie and Tim. Toni's presence as a matriarch, sister, and friend was a gift to all who knew her.
Toni's professional journey as a caregiver in the health field was a testament to her deep-rooted passion for helping those in need. With a gentle touch and a reassuring smile, she brought solace and comfort to countless individuals. Her unwavering commitment was further exemplified by her esteemed achievement of graduating from high school and receiving her CNA license, a milestone that underscored her dedication to lifelong learning and self-improvement.
The tapestry of Toni's life was woven with diverse threads of hobbies and interests. Her hands lovingly crafted quilts, her comfort foods, her favored enchiladas and her meals that could feed the whole neighborhood. Toni's spirit thrived in the great outdoors, where she found solace in camping, fishing, and the serene moments under her favorite tree.
A woman of boundless curiosity, Toni's adventurous spirit led her to many places; her travels were stories of joy and discovery, inspiring all who listened. She had the courage to speak her mind, a trait that brought honesty and clarity to her relationships. Ever ready to embark on new journeys, Toni possessed the heart of an explorer, finding delight in the unknown and the uncharted.
Toni's life teaches us the value of being true to ourselves and the importance of embracing the world with open arms. Her story implores us to live authentically, to express our love generously, and to always be ready for the next big adventure. Toni Tabers's legacy reminds us that life is not only a path to be walked but a dance to be danced with heart, courage, and unwavering love. Today, let us honor her indomitable spirit by living our lives with the same passion and zest that she lived hers.
No services are scheduled, but family invites everyone to share in a time of Viewing and Visitation Wednesday, February 7th, 2024 from 3:00PM to 8:00PM at Integrity Funeral Service.
Arrangements entrusted to Integrity Funeral Service, 410 E. Trudgeon St. Henryetta, Oklahoma