Tonya Ann Pilkey passed away at 1:11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Blount Memorial Hospital. She was a beloved member of Ballplay Tabernacle Church of God. She enjoyed photography as a hobby, and spending time with family.

She was 54 years old.

Preceded in death by: her parents, Clifford and Bonnie Best.

Survivors include: her spouse of 27 years, Johnny (Bones) Pilkey;

Two daughters that loved her, Bonnie Bradburn and husband, Kenny, of Maryville, Kallie Bivens and husband, Michael, of Tellico Plains;

Grandchildren, Autumn Pilkey, Kendra Bradburn, Austin Ellis, Aidyn Pilkey Koltyn Pilkey;

Sisters, Rita Majava, Judy Chastain, Cathy Ivens, and twin sister, Tina Byrd, all of Tellico Plains;

Brother, Michael Best, of Maryville;

Several nieces and nephews;

Mother-in-law, Jean Mathews.

The family received friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Ballplay Tabernacle Church of God. The funeral followed at 7 p.m. at Ballplay Tabernacle Church of God, with the Rev. Michael Bivens and the Rev. Samuel Hollingshead officiating. Interment was held at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019, in the church cemetery.

Arrangements by Biereley-Hale Funeral Home in Madisonville.

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