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.