March 11, 1968 ~ January 18, 2011

Resided in: San Jose, CA

Cunningham, Tonia Jill, a lifelong resident of Torrance, CA, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 in San Jose, CA . Born in Inglewood, CA, on March 11, 1968, Tonia was 42 when she passed. Tonia is survived by beloved grandparents Virginia “Rusty” & Gregory Cunningham of Torrance, CA; mother, Caroline Cunningham; Aunt, Charlene Hylands; children, Kirsten Flarida, Gregory Howell and Courtney Phipps, all of Torrance, CA; grandson, Jameson Burnard, as well as many loving extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by father, Gregory James Cunningham. The Service will be held in Pacific Crest Cemetery Chapel on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. Burial will immediately follow.

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  1. I love Tonia, always will. She was the best friend to me. I met her when she was pregnant with Kirsten. We went through pregnancies together, raised our children together and had many many heartfelt conversations over the years. Kirsten, Greg and Courtney meant everything to her, As did her mom, grandma and Leo. I know this because she told me so many times I cant even count. She loved unconditionally. Tonia had a heart of gold and was one of the most genuine people I have ever known. She will remain in my heart forever.

  2. Tonia and I went to the same jr high and sharred many classes together. She had always greeted me with a smile and made me laugh. My deepest condolences to the family for your loss. She will be missed!

  3. I am terrible sorry to hear of the passing of Tonia. we were childhood friends, so much that we even used to tell everyone that we were cusions. i have not seen her sinse we were about 13 years old, but i remember her being a really neat girl, like a best friend to me. i remember her most for her love of bycycle racing at a track we used to go to next to ASCOTT raceway in gardena CA. Even tho it’s been many years sinse ive seen yer, i can say that i will truley miss her beutifull smile, she was always in a happy mood from what i remember. My heartfelt condolences to her Family. Kevin P. Bryant

  4. Tonia – best be taking care of Pop or maybe he is taking care of you. Miss you both dearly!!! Love Mom J.

  5. Eight years tomorrow – seems like just yesterday you were here stirring the pot!! You would be so proud of the kids – all doing wonderful and adults now.
    Miss you my dear daughter-in-law!!

    Love, Mom J.

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