Ms. Latonya Ann Palmer

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It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Latonya Ann Palmer. Born on April 3, 1964, in Mansfield, OH, Latonya embraced life with a vibrant spirit that touched the hearts of all who knew her. She departed from this world on March 27, 2024, leaving behind a rich tapestry of memories that will forever live on in the hearts of her loved ones.

Latonya was a devoted mother to her three sons Andre Kent, Ahmed N. Palmer and Ashon Palmer and a beloved daughter to her mother Betty Ann Palmer-Harris and stepfather the late James Harris, sister to Larry D. (Glenda) Taylor, Cynthia E. Palmer, Sharon D. Palmer, Joan L. Palmer, and grandmother of nine. She was also preceded in death by her brother Ricky L. Palmer, stepfather James E. Harris and grandmother Fannie Mae Fain.

In Elementary Latonya excelled in Gymnastics, Junior High she played Basketball and High School she participated in Track and Field. As a proud graduate of Mansfield Senior High and Capital University, she excelled in her academic pursuits, earning a Bachelor’s degree and laying the foundation for a successful career. Latonya’s dedication to education and her community was evident in her involvement in various organizations, including being a Subscribing Life Member and Executive Committee Member the NAACP, the Democratic Women’s Caucus, and the founder of Perfect Peace Prison Project.

A woman of faith, Latonya found solace and strength in her spiritual beliefs. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, where she was baptized, and more recently, joined Providence Baptist Church, where she found a deep sense of belonging and community. Latonya’s commitment to service extended beyond her faith communities, as she dedicated her time and energy to supporting those in need through her work at Mansfield Umadaop and McDonald’s Restaurant.

In her free time, Latonya found joy in the simple pleasures of life which included spending time with her family during summer time picnics and gatherings and embarking on new adventures through travel. Latonya also loved her house plants. Her generosity knew no bounds, and her impact on those around her was immeasurable. Latonya’s legacy of love, compassion, and resilience will continue to inspire all those who were fortunate enough to know her.

Visitation 10:00am and Home Going Service 11:00am Saturday April 6, 2024 at Providence Baptist Church 112 W. 6th St. followed by burial at Mansfield Memorial Park.

Let us honor and remember Latonya Ann Palmer for the remarkable woman she was – a beacon of light in the lives of all who knew her. May her spirit soar free, and her memory be a blessing to us all.

Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD 753 McPherson St. (Formerly Williams Funeral Services).

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Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Providence Baptist Church, 112 W 6th. Interment at Mansfield Memorial Park. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, MANSFIELD CHAPEL, 753 McPherson St. (formerly Willams Funeral Services). To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Palmer Family, visit

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  1. Twyla D Wilkins

    My Sincere Sympathy this is heartbreaking. May her soul Rest In Peace

  2. Rev Bruce Bond

    May the peace of God rest rule and abide upon the Family during a time such as this. Please know that you shall be in our thoughts and Prayers

  3. Debbie Jefferson

    Rest in paradise

  4. Latonya was a woman who blessed many of us in different ways …. I’m thankful God allowed us to encourage each other before he called her home. May we continue to pray for her soul, and family/friends…. In Jesus Name…. Amen

  5. Christine Canada English

    I’m so sorry for your loss …of such a sweet young lady…my friend…I’m gone miss our late night talks about life…and all the fun we use to have back in TT he day…go ahead and take your sweet rest my friend….

  6. To the family sending my deepest condolences

  7. Melanie Cheatham Witt

    With my deepest condolences to the Palmer family Sending caring thoughts and prayers your way. I was so saddened to hear of your loss.
    Latonya will be missed in Mansfield, Ohio. She always showed up to give her support. She loved working with the NAACP and supporting children programs in the community. Getting her degree, was one of her biggest accomplishments and I couldn’t wait to see what she was going to do next. God had another plan for her. Latonya Palmer, thank you for encouraging me to become a lifetime member with the NAACP. RIP Queen! I will miss our talks. Melanie Cheatham Witt and family

  8. Tony, Vivian Davis and Family

    We the Davis Family send our Deepest Condolences to all the Family members in this Difficult time. Prayers for you all.

  9. Sending our Heartfelt Condolences to Latonya’s Family and Friends. ❤️
    Page family

  10. Kim Y. Hairston-Dismuke

    Praying for the Family.

  11. Gregory Sutton

    My dear friend it brings me to tears when I miss you and joy for you because I know you were needed up there. Until I see you. To the Family may God Grace cover you. My prayers are you and her Always

  12. Juanita Harris

    My condolences and prayers goes out to LaTonya’s family and friends. May the Lord comfort you during this difficult time.

  13. Prayers and condolences to the family.

  14. Cassandra Brookins

    My deepest condolences to the Palmer family will keep everyone in prayer

  15. Dear Betty; Family and Friends of Latonya Ann Palmer: Remember you are never truly alone. God is always with you, offering comfort and support through even the darkest times. “Heavenly Father, when loneliness and sadness weigh upon Betty; Family, and Friends, fill their hearts with hope and peace, and grant them strength to face each day. Let Your Light guide them, and bring Hope to their hearts. In Jesus’ Name, Amen, Amen, and Amen.

  16. Brenda Feagin

    Condolence to the Palmer family.
    Brenda Feagin and family

  17. Christina Watts

    To the family of Latonya Palmer may God grant you comfort and peace during this time of bereavement.

  18. To Larry, Cynthia and Family,
    My condolences to you and your Family.
    Phyliss Jefferson

  19. Patricia Harris Pride

    My condolences and prayers to the Palmer Family. She will be missed.

  20. The world’s light is dimmer with the passing of LaTanya. She was an amazing person. She had a passion for helping people that was infectious. Thank you for everything . May God continue to Cover The Family and grant them strength.

  21. Gwen and Chester Butler

    May the peace of the Lord rest with you and your family.

  22. With great sympathy for the loss of Latonya, my high school friend, I will miss seeing you at the drive thru at McDonald’s, many prayers for the family God bless you all.

  23. Elder Carrell Gandy

    I am sorry for your loss Betty. I pray that God will be your strength in this time. Just know that she is with the Lord. Praying for you and your family.

  24. Margie R Morris

    My deepest sympathy to the family.

  25. Daphanie Snelling

    Tonya…I love you friend.
    Rest in love

  26. Karen Youngblood & Lawhorn Family

    Sending my deepest condolences to the Palmer family. She was loved by many and will be missed. Continue to cherish the memories she helped to create; a true warrior for her people. She gave back what God instilled in her and now it’s time for her reward in Gods kingdom. We will miss you until we are reunited in Heaven. Rest in peace.

  27. Mrs. Harris and family you have my deepest condolences and prayers.

  28. Reginald Wilson

    So sorry for your loss going to miss her

  29. Tony and Tonie Lee

    To the family of LaTonya Palmer : Our sincere condolences to you and praying that God will give you the strength you need to get through. The Lee Family

  30. kimbery Thompson kelly

    Sending prayers and comfort

  31. My condolences and prayers of comfort to the Palmer Family.

  32. Myrtle Johnson-Bell

    My sincere condolences and prayers to the family. REST IN PARADISE

  33. My sincere condolences to the Palmer family!

  34. My prayers are with the family and friends my deepest condolences to all. A beautiful lady to have known she will be missed by many.

  35. Melissa Scruggs

    I will remember our friendship! Praying for the family.

  36. Please accept my sincere condolences.
    May your loved one rest in heavenly peace.

    Mary Simmons and Family

  37. Ronald Moton Sr.

    Our sincere condolences to the family of Latonya Palmer. May God give you peace and comfort in the days to come. Praying for you.
    Ronald & Ardel Moton

  38. Sylvia Boys & Family

    Sending our Sincere Sympathy and Prayers to the Family.

  39. Wow, Cousin I just talked with you, we laughed and had a god time! The lord new and I am so blessed to have seen you smile and laugh when I last saw you.
    Rest well my sister, your presence on this earth will be missed!

  40. Ms Betty and family,
    I have so many great memories of working with Latonya and her Perfect Peace Project. She had so much passion for helping others and improving their lives. I’m so very sorry for your loss of this loving soul.

  41. Sharon Crawford-Ward

    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am sorry for your loss. (ANDRE’S FRIEND)

  42. Wayne McDonald

    My condolences to the family May God continue to bless you during these difficult days ahead

  43. Wayne McDonald

    My condolences to the family

  44. Herb and Loretta Hilliard

    To the family you have our deepest sympathy

  45. Jeannine Anderson

    A pillar of the Mansfield community has now taken her rightful place in heaven. She will be truly missed. May her legacy live on. I pray the Lord gives the family of LaTonya Ann Palmer strength during this difficult time.

  46. Clora Jackson


  47. Willie, Rosalanda Crittenden & Elzonia McCowan

    Our sincere condolences to the family of Latonya Palmer. We lift all of you up before the throne of God today, tomorrow, always!

  48. Tarita Harris Toe Toe

    I’m sorry for the loss of Ms Latonya she was a sweet lady and very kind to me condolences to her family and friends ❤️‍❤️‍

  49. Ms Linda Roberts

    Praying for you and your family Larry, may God comfort and give you peace

  50. Willette Feagin Coleman

    Sending my condolences to the Palmer family and all the sisters May God comfort you at this time of sorrow

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