Tawanda was born on July 29, 1974 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Georgia P. Walton and James Ellerby. She was educated in the Philadelphia County school system, later attending Germantown High School and Keystone Job Corps Center. Furthering her education, she studied Business Management at Florida State College. For the past several years Tawanda was a Customer Service Representative for Avon.
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Tawanda’s Christian experience began at Corinthians Baptist Church in Philadelphia where she regularly attended for the first 19 years of her life, until the family relocated; moving first to the state of Georgia and later to Jacksonville, Florida where she resided for most of her life. Having affiliated with several churches in the Jacksonville area, the report of those whom she served under was always the same, “Faithful.” At the time of her demise, she was a member of Kingdom of God Outreach Ministries, under the leadership of Pastor Matthew and Prophetess Julia Spann.
Tawanda departed this life, much too soon, on Thursday, January 31, 2019.
Those left to cherish fond memories include a sister, Celestine Gregg of Philadelphia, PA; aunt, Claretha Walton of Jacksonville, FL; her godmother, Laura English; god sisters, Keisha Crawford and Lynette Crawford both of Philadelphia, PA; god-daughter, Aliya Ross; god-son, Emerson Shipman, Jr. both of Jacksonville, FL and a host of cousins, friends and her church family, all of whom will miss her dearly.
The funeral service for Tawanda Michelle Walton will be held 1:30PM, Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at the Samuel C. Rogers Jr. Memorial Chapel 4315 N. Main Street. The visitation will be 4 - 6PM, Monday, February 4th, 2019 at the mortuary. Private Interment. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Tawanda Walton's name to the "National Kidney Foundation" Please sign the family guest book @ www.tswarden.com. Arrangements in care of Tyrone S. Warden, FDIC, 4315 N. Main Street, 765-1234