TyVonna Rayford, 41, of College Station, TX, passed from this life on Monday June 4, 2018 at CHI St. Joseph’s Health Regional Hospital.A visitation will be held from 11:00am to 7:00pm on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers in Bryan.
Tyvonna was born on August 12, 1976 to the late Franklin Brown Jr. and Theresa Baylock. She was the very first grandchild to the late Clara and Amos Baylock. She attended Wyandanch Memorial High School in Wyandanch, New York in 1994 and graduated with honors. She later furthered her education by attending Stony Brook College “Gifted”program for two years. Tyvonna would soon relocate to Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1997 after her family moved in 1996. She found employment at Toys R Us and Regis Company which she met Paul Rayford. They committed in marriage and from their union they welcomed their daughter, Jy’Maya Renée Rayford, now 13. They relocated to College Station in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina. She became employed at The University Title Company, where she was employed for 14 years. She was a bright life in everyone’s life. She was always helping and putting others before herself. She will be missed by many.
Tyvonna leaves behind her beloved daughter, Jy’Maya Rayford; mother Theresa Dukes; stepson Paul Mark; three siblings sister Chantà Dukes of Hattiesburg, Mississippi and two brothers Raymond Dukes of Marietta, Georgia and Jesse Dukes of Houston; ex-husband Paul Rayford; sister-in-law Lisa Rayford Payton; four aunts Belinda Jones of Wilmington,NC, Rose Nowell of Wilmington, NC, Anna Baylock of Raleigh, NC, and Della Baylock of Port Orange, FL; one uncle Amos Baylock Jr. of Reading, PA; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Special thanks to her friend Cantreas Hodges for being in my baby’s life and sister-in-law Lisa Rayford Payton for all your help and support.
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