Toni Lynn Ryan

In Memorial


Toni Lynn Ryan, age 58, was born Friday, October 3, 1952 in Washington Courthouse, Ohio. She departed this life at Mount Carmel West Hospital and was granted her wings on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that she had touched in so many special ways. Toni was baptized at Pilgrim Baptist Church and was a member of Oakley Full Gospel. Later in life, she developed a personal relationship with the lord and was dedicated to turning her life around. Toni was a true Christian and had a strong passion to do the work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was an active member at Agape Full Gospel International Ministries where she enjoyed serving on the Usher Board, Choir and Children Ministry. Toni worked for Lifecare Alliance where she prepared healthy meals for local senior citizens. She continued to serve the public as a receptionist for Firstlink where she helped those in need of food, clothing and shelter. Toni loved working with children and they loved her. She volunteered to read with children at Highland Elementary School. Toni also volunteered as a Vacation Bible School Teacher at the Hilltop United Methodist Church and volunteered in the food and clothing pantry at the Hilltop Lutheran Church. Toni had such a gentle kind spirit and lived life to the fullest. She loved dressing up and showing off her many fashionable outfits. Toni is preceded in death by her father, Ray N. Powell, Sr.; former husband, Larry Shepherd, Sr.; daughters, Betty and LaVeda Shepherd. Left to cherish her memory is mother, Betty Powell; children, Antonetta (Christopher) Dillon, Larry (Felicia) Shepherd, Jr., Nate Shepherd, Sr. (Yvette Tanyhill); brothers, Alvin (Robin) Powell, Bishop Ray N.(Linda) Powell, Jr., Roderick Powell, and James (Pam) Powell; sisters, Valerie Powell, Jackie Rouse, and Rose Powell; 17 grandchildren, Kristine, Karissa, Toné, Tonya, Larry III, Shatonna, Donté, Jalisa, Elijah, DonNiesha, James, Nate Jr., Jonathan, Jasmine, and Nyah; a host of nieces and nephews; special friend, James (Chuckles) and a host of family friends.

“God loves us the way we are, but he loves us too much to leave us that way.” Leighton Ford

Condolence Messages

  1. Emma Middlebrooks

    Sorry to hear of your lost may god bless the family.

  2. I'm so sorry that she pass,but he is in the LORD'S hands now and no more pain.she was a very good person,loveing & careing person.the family havs my blessing,may god bless the Ryan & powell family,may tne lord bless you all throug this time.

  3. Ali and Gail Michael

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as we remember the life of Toni.

  4. Dear family, Gary, Courtney and I were saddened to here of Toni's passing. May you find peace and comfort in our Lord Jesus Christ during this most difficult time.
    Love in Christ Jesus,
    Gary, Sharon & Courtney Mitchell

  5. Janet (Ryan) Bell

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of my cousin, Toni. I may not have known her as well as I should have but what I do remember about her was exceptional. May God continue to bless you and the family for she is in a much better place. No more pain or suffering. May she forever be in GOD's Wings.

  6. Karen, Anthony & Antwaun McDaniel

    To Angel and Family:

    Sorry for your recent loss. Toni will truly be missed. Always had a smile on her face. May God continue to bless you and keep you in this hour of need. We are here whenever you need us. Love ya

  7. Janice & Michael Powell

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Ryan and Powell family. May God contiune to hold you and keep you close at heart. For she is in a better place close to here master singing all praise in his holy name. Stay strong for this will get easier and as long as you have God he will see you through anything.

  8. Yvetter Harris & Shirley Tucker

    To Rod Powell & Family,

    We are very sorry to hear about Toni & we will try to see you tomorrow. Just remember this, We Love Her, but GOD loves her best.
    Harris Family

  9. To the Family

    I would like to express my deepest sympathy to each of you.

    May the words of Christ Jesus be of comfort to you. He promises at John 5:28,29 that all those in the memorial tombs (graves) will hear his voice and come out.

    We are also assured at Revelation 21:3-5 that the tears of sorrow will be wipe away from our eyes forever and death will be no more.

    Until those words are fulfilled may each of you continue to draw comfort from the God of all Comfort.

  10. Toni was a great person.No one is perfect but everyone is special. She was. Toni was the mother of the most beautiful person I’ve met in my life , even now.Laveda Shepherd. Love is simply a word without you. No one will ever take your place.”shorty”

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