Tonya D. Baxter - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Tonya D. Baxter

June 13, 1972 - December 21, 2021

Tonya D. Baxter, age 49, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, on June 13, 1972, she was a daughter of Carol A. (Foster) Baxter and the late Ross E. Baxter.  Tonya graduated from Northeast High School in 1990. In high school, she took cosmetology and even though she didn’t pursue it professionally, she was very good. She would normally only do hair or braids for family and close friends. Tonya worked as a medical records technician for the State of Delaware.

 Tonya was very family oriented and loved to travel to places like Hawaii, Belize, and many of the states. She was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and the 76ers. Her love of the Eagles came from her mother. Tonya and her family would watch all of the games together. She loved eating crabs, and to sing and dance around the house. Tonya would sometimes just start singing in the middle of a conversation.

Tonya will be remembered as a mother who was devoted to her children and it was noticed by everyone who knew her. She was very proud of everything they did. Tonya went to every sport game or practice, dance, or award ceremony. This also stood for her only nephew and her grand-nephew. Many of her friends considered her to be their best friend.  She would, for many of her friends, send them a sweet message every morning. Tonya was just a fun loving, beautiful woman with a beautiful spirit.

Tonya is survived by her son, Brian Crawford; daughter, Cydney Crawford; siblings, Carla Baxter and Bryan Baxter; nephew, Tyree Baxter; great-nephew Trenton Baxter; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.

All services will be held privately.  


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  • Thank you Tonya for letting me share your mom. You and Carla will always be my sister. I will see you soon.


  • I’m sorry for your loss and wanted to send my condolences and love to the family may Jehovah give you peace in knowing we can look forward to seeing Tonya in the resurrection soon to come right here on earth where there will no more sickness pain or death according to Revelation 21:3,4 so take comfort in the god of comfort love Shiela S

  • My deepest condolences to the family

  • We are so sorry for your loss, may Jehovah continue to strengthen you inorder to endure.

  • Take comfort from the scriptures. The next voice our Beloved Tonya will hear will be that of Jesus Christ. John 5:28,29
    So very sorry for your loss ❤️

  • Eric and Cassandra Slater would like to send our sincere condolences to the entire family. We have been praying for the family and will continue to do so.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, Tonya was always a kind loving person.

  • So sorry for your loss… sending my deepest condolences.

  • I Love You Tonya You Will Always Be In My Heart.You Were Like A Second Mom To My Daughter.Everytime I Needed You ,You Were Always There For Me ,Good Or Bad .You Was My Best Friend Always Was A Positive Person.Thank You For Being In Me ,An My Daughters Life.I Love You My Friend.Rest Well Beautiful ♥️♥️♥️♥️💔

  • Carol what a beautiful obituary. My heart cries out for you and your family. Please know that I am praying to our God that he give you and your family strength to endurer this great loss. Paul gave us comfort at Acts 24.15 when he said “I have hope toward God there is going to be a resurrection of the righteous and the unrighteous.” Love you dearly and if you need anything let me know. Your spiritual sister Brenda

  • Hunbun this was all to fast‼ I haven’t processed it yet. But all in all your 💚 was full of love for everyone. I’ll neverrrrrr forget how you talked me through many things. Some good some bad but always a wise Outlook on everything positive ‼ Tonya Baxter (Hunbun) you’ll never be gone or forgotten. 💚 u BranBran as u called me, I would say 💚 u more Hunbun. Not knowing that would be the last time I would hear ur voice. Till we meet in heaven. 💚 Bran Bran

  • I pray for the family and that Jehovah remembers her. Tanya was a very kind and gentle person.

  • I am so sorry to hear aboutTonya my deepest condolences.

  • Sis Baxter, Carla, Brian and all the family (especially her babies) I am so very sorry for loss. ‘May the good of all comfort (Jehovah) grasp with his right hand and keep you in his everlasting love’. Please find comfort in that we have the hope of the resurrection! I will be praying for all of you constantly💖

  • I Am so sad upon the passing of my friend i used to work with@Astra Zeneca in the old Rollins Bldg on Rt 202, I am praying for her family& Children Tanya will live in everyones hearts a very nice person! Love, Selina Jones

  • My dear Sister Baxter. You have our deepest sympathies and condolences. Right now Tonya is in the safest place, the best place. That’s Jehovah’s memory (John 5:28). We look forward to the time when death “our last enemy last enemy, is to be brought to nothing” (I Cor 15:26)

    Carol, I want to share something… something you’ve heard hundreds of times, read hundreds of times… It’s different now because it’s PERSONAL. Rev 21:4 says… “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away”

    That’s Jehovah’s promise… it’s real… it’s up to us to keep it alive… Don’t forget it

    With warm Christian Love
    William, Michelle, and Deonte

  • I had the pleasure of hiring Tonya and working with her for 30 years before I retired. I still can’t believe that she is with Jesus Christ with the angels in heaven. Brian and C.C. were everything to her. I am so sorry they’re loss.

  • My condolences to the family for their loss. Tonya had a beautiful spirit and always wore a smile. I am sure that the Lord welcomed her with open arms into his paradise. Rest well my friend!

  • I am so sadden to hear of the passing of my former coworker Tonya. Tonya and I worked together at DPC from 2007-2010 when I relocated. Tonya always had a smile and was the funniest. We would battle back and forth about the eagles and cowboys on social media. We also loved some of the same tv shows and would talk about them. I am praying for her children and father during this difficult time. May the peace of God give you understanding and joy in the midst of sorrow. With love,

  • My condolences go
    Out to her family. She will be deeply missed. I’ll miss our rants and celebration when we talk after a eagles or Sixers game.

  • My most deepest condolences to Tonya‘s family and friends. I am very sad to hear of her passing. We were friends from high school and it was wonderful to be able to keep up with her on Facebook as we loved seeing each other’s posts with our children growing up. She was a really good person and I’m sure she will be missed very much. My heart goes out to all who knew and loved her. Again, I am so sorry. 🙁

  • Iam heart broken over the loss of my dear friend, I think back from high school days when we put our $ together everyday to share a good lunch. As adults our long conversations on the phone. Tonya helped me through some rough times in my life with loving friendly no judgement advice. Even though we didn’t talk everyday when we did it was like no time passed. Tonya will forever be in my heart, not many people can say they have a best friend. Thirty one years I can say I have. Miss and love you my dear friend. My prayers are with the family as always.
    Love Tabby

  • Tonya, you were an amazing person with such a sweet an caring soul. I am blessed to have known you for the time i did. R.I.H queen. Prayers an love to cee cee and brian and the whole family ! I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • May you all take comfort in the hope of the resurrection that is promised. Rev 21;3,4
    I’ve known Tonya as long as I can remember and she was always a sweet heart. My deepest sympathies goes out to the family..praying for you all during this difficult time

  • My condolences and prayers to the family as you navigate this loss.

  • Tanya was a great mother and had the sweetest personality. Even though I did not see her very often I count her one of the best people to enter into our family. Aka, the Crawford family.
    Rest In Peace daughter you will be missed.

  • Condolences and prayers for the family.

  • My condolences 💐

  • I will miss you. I can’t even find words. Cee see your in my prayers as well as the family.

  • Sending a message of hope and comfort as you lay your loved one and my dear friend to rest. You all have my deepest an most heartfelt condolences. May Tonya’s light shine and burn brightly within the hearts and memories of those whom she shared her grace and joy with.
    Peace and Blessings.

    Al Daniels

  • To my beautiful sista/friend of 32 plus years, I will always cherish the beautiful memories that we share. My heart is heavy because I will miss your presence but I will always appreciate the present that you were to me and my family. Having you as a sista/friend was truly a gift! Rest well Tonya.
    To the Baxter/Crawford family, thanks for accepting me as a part of your family. I love you all and will continue to pray for each of you.

  • My Prayers and Condolences to the children, family and friends who loved Tonya. After our first meeting we became friends, even though distance did not allow us to see each other, FB kept us in touch with each other’s successes and celebration in life. She was a sweet person.. I will miss your presence on FB Tonya.. Rest In Peace, Gone too soon .. ❣⚘

  • Hi, Im one of cydneys close friends Im deeply sorry for your loss, Miss.Baxter was amazing and a bundle of joy everytime I talked to her, I know she’ll forever be proud of all of you, stay strong and I know she will forever be with the family as a beautiful guardian angel, again Im so sorry for your loss 🙁

    i love you so much cydney ❤️❤️ & my condolences to your entire family

  • With sincere condolences to
    Ms. Carol Tonya and the kids. I am heart broken Tonya was my neighbor/friend. We didn’t hangout or visited each other’s homes. That didn’t matter because we often spoke to each other and had lengthy conversations in front of my house. Sadly, another friend of mine went to be with God the day after Thanksgiving, then Tonya a few weeks later. This is very difficult my prayer is that God will be a comfort to the family today and everyday. 🙏🏽❤️

  • I’m going to miss calling and talking to you for hours. We me years ago at Astra Zeneca and continued to stay friends from that day forward. You were always such a loving and caring person. We were always laughing and remembering old times. I’m going to miss you so much. 🧚🏽‍♀️

  • I wanna send my deepest condolences to the entire family. It was the biggest pleasure spending my work time with Tonya for 5 of my 9 years at Delaware Psychiatric Center.

  • Carol and family, with all sympathy, please accept my heart felt condo- lences in the lost of a beautiful young woman. May Jehovah give you com- fort.

  • S.I.P. COUSIN ♡♡♡

  • I met Tonya in elementary school and she will truly be missed.. My condolences to her family and friends.. RIH my friend 💙🙏🏽💙

  • My sincere and deepest condolences. May she rest in heavenly peace. Praying for the family. 🙏

  • To Sister Baxter you have our deepest sympathies and condolences.

  • I am going to miss your smile and always sending kind messages to me. May you continue to rest in Paradise my friend. NE Viking sistahs

  • Some would say this happened to soon. Others may ask the question why but I thank God for the time and conversations that I had with my cousin. To my Aunt my heart goes out to you with love, cousin Carla and Bryan I love you and will always be here for you. God has called home angel that will be truly missed but will live on in our hearts and memories. Until we see each other in the other side. I Love You.

  • To My Sister Carol,Ce Ce, Bryan, Carla, and Family,
    Tonya was such a joy to be around. She was my navigator, beautician. and my friend. I am so glad you allowed me to share your life experiences. I remember your prom, you wedding, the birth of your children. Most of all I remember you and Carla picking me up at different Airports. My favorite pick up was in Maryland where Carla, you and myself me Miles Jay. I had no Idea who he was but I had no problem asking him for an autograph just for my nieces. We laughed so hard.
    When they called to tell me you were gone my heart was left with emptiness. Thank you for being in my life thank you for loving us. We will miss you but net will we for get the good times. I will always remember you when I taste Godiva Chocolate.Your kindness, soft spoken voice and your love for family will remind how sweet and caring you are. I love you and I can’t let go you Tonya will forever be in my heart.
    Aunt Thelma

  • Sending my sincere condolences to the family. Tonya and I used to work together at Beneficial Bank in Wilmington back in the 90’s. Always smiling and a pleasure to be around.

  • My heart is breaking for you, Aunt Carol. I’m so glad that my father and I got to speak to you today.

  • I’m so sorry forvthe lost of Tonya. My condolences to you and your family. May the God of all comfort comfort your and your family in this time of need.

    Beth Powers

  • My deepest condolences to the Baxter family. My heart hurts to hear the news that the “quiet one” has left us. May she Rest In Peace!

  • My deepest prayers and condolences to her family. She was truly a wonderful friend even before she was a coworker. She loved her family and will be truly be missed. I will miss her post about her Eagles and her positivity.

  • My Condolences to you Ms. Carol and your family. I am so sorry for the passing of Tanya and your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers. 🙏🙏🙏😘😘😘❤️

  • Carla my heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Sending hugs to Cydney and Brian… I know how close knit your family is and this is such a loss to everyone who knew Tonya. She messaged me about talking with Cydney about the nursing profession… she was such a fun loving person and will be missed tremendously. We are wishing you strength …. I lost a sibling that I was very close too and I feel your pain… just know the Hines family love you all!

  • My condolences to the family of Tanya.

  • So thankful that we have a loving, comforting heavenly Father. Look forward to seeing Tonya and all other departed loved ones again. Our condolences for the family’s loss, and our prayers. – Lordis and Calvin Cotton

  • Rip Tonya! I will miss our “Power” talks on Fb. Prayer goes out to her children and family members.

  • Carol so sorry for your loss, know that you are in my prayers.

  • I am sorry for your loss. Losing family and friends is something we never get used to but learn to accept. May the many happy memories you shared as a family be a source of comfort as you grieve the loss of someone so dear to each of you. I pray for your endurance at this very difficult time. 🙏🏽 Isaiah 25:8

  • Sorry for your lost.

  • Baxter/Crawford Families
    I am so very sorry about the loss of Tonya, a loving daughter, mother, sister, aunt and friend. My deepest and heartfelt sympathy and condoleces. My prayers to Jehovah God to give you all, the strength a d comfort to endure this time of loss. Rev. 21:3-4
    Rosetta Foster & Family

  • Beautiful remembrance somethings we cannot change as your book of life is open so shall it close she is gone but will not be forgotten Love You

  • My Dearest Carol and Family,

    Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Tonya. It will be only a short time till you welcome Tonya back.

    Remember Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves. (Psalm 34:18) How comforting it is to know that Jehovah will call and those in his memory will answer! (Job 14:15) It will be as though they had returned from a journey—not ill or impaired, but in sound health.

    We will continue to pray to Jehovah to supply you and your family the needed strength to endure this most difficult time.

    Warm Christian Love,
    Jones / McNeil Family

  • My sweet first cousin…. We were just beginning to reconnect more…. We were both looking forward to having our girls hang out…. You were always my favorite cousin I am going to miss you…

  • I have such fond memories of you, Tonya mostly from childhood. I cannot believe that you’re gone. But one thing I loved is that you lived!! My heart goes out to your entire family! May The Lord provide peace that surpasses all understanding.

  • My dear friend Carol…I pray everyday that our heavenly Father,Jehovah will be your strength and the strength of your family at this most difficult time. 😥 Tonya will be forever loved and missed by many, especially by you her loving mom. You are a great mom. You truly love your children and grandchildren. You love us all. I really admire you for the love you show. You have a beautiful heart. When your heart is empty, filling it with happy memories can help you find your smile and peace. Love, your friend Della

  • My heart sank when I saw this today I had to scroll through posts i didn’t believe this. Tonya was a freind to everyone in and after our school years. Class 149 will never be the same.

  • My prayers and condolences to you all. Carla, Tonya and I have built a friendship from FB. I’m so sad and you and her children and your family are all in my prayers. Rest Well Tonya

  • I’m am so sorry for your loss. May your sister lived in heavenly peace.

  • She was my 1st girlfriend and love. And we continued to be friends after all these years. I really can’t believe this. I have love for the Baxter family. Y’all treated me very kind. Love yall.

  • My dear friend, my girl for life. It took me so long to write this on here just from still being in a place of overwhelming grief and shock. I will always cherish our conversations, our messages, our outings together and with our girls. You were such a great , sweet and kind friend. I miss you like crazy. I will never forget you. It’s not the same anymore. A piece is missing from my puzzle. We would talk almost every day or every other day. I love you girlfriend. Rest well my angel. My girl for life❤

  • To the Baxter family May God continue to bless & keep your family. My deepest condolences 💐