Tonya Michelle Routh Richardson, 58 of Asheboro, NC, passed away on May 23rd, 2021, after an ongoing battle against a serious illness.
Tonya was born on June 8th, 1962 to Ralph and Jo Anne Routh in Asheboro. She graduated from Randleman High School in 1980. After graduation she pursued a life caring for others and rescuing animals. Helping animals of all kinds was her passion.
Tonya had one daughter, Candace Michelle Jones. Candace was the light of her life, and if life had one meaning, Tonya’s would have been loving her daughter.
Tonya was a spitfire with a heart of gold. Everyday life for her meant enjoying the splendor of God’s creation and ensuring that those around her were laughing together. An ideal day would consist of relaxation by the ocean paired with the best of friends.
Tonya is survived by her daughter Candace Jones of Asheboro; parents Ralph and Jo Anne Routh of Pawleys Island SC; sister Anita Jo Walker and her husband Jon Walker of Franklinville; brother Stephen Routh and his wife Karen Routh of Asheboro.
A private immediate family viewing will take place on Wednesday May 26th, 2021 at Midstate Cremation and Funeral Service, 304 Lanier St in Asheboro at 3:00 pm.
A celebration of life event for friends and family will be held at C4 (Central Carolina Community Church), 1128 North Fayetteville St Asheboro, NC from 3:00pm to 4:00 pm on Friday May 28th, 2021.
In lieu of flowers the family is asking that you donate money to your favorite animal shelter.
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