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Tonda Jean Nolan

March 26, 1953 — February 10, 2024

Randleman, NC

Heaven gained an Angel, Tonda Jean Nolan was led home by our Lord and Savior, February 10, 2024.

Tonda was born on March 26, 1953, in Smyth County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Betty Jo Bailey. Tonda was raised with love by her grandparents, Hoyle Levi “Red” Burris and Clara Jewel Hahn Burris, who she called “Mama and Daddy”.

Tonda was a beautiful brown eyed girl. She enjoyed life, loved the beach, dancing and fast cars. This changed to playing with matchbox cars and dancing babies to sleep when she gained the title of Mamaw after her grandchildren were born.

She had a special place in her heart for children and animals. Her grandchildren will tell you there was no place as special as Mamaw’s house with a glass of her sweet tea, even if it meant you did have to push-mow several acres.

She will continue to be an inspiration to her family, helping to guide us on how to live, love and appreciate the moments in life. 

Tonda was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Jo Bailey, grandparents, “Mama and Daddy”: Hoyle Levi “Red” Burris and Clara Jewel Hahn Burris, grandson Darrin Shane “Dash” Bullins, brothers Tony Bailey and Terry Bailey, and her sister, Lisa Bailey Barker.

Tonda is survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Gary “Sam” Nolan, of the home. She is also survived by her daughter Tonya McLaughlin Lewis (James) of High Point, son Joseph Levi “Joe” McLaughlin (Missi) of Randleman, son Sean Michael Nolan of Randleman, and brothers Ricky Bailey and Ronald “Runt” Bailey of Greensboro. Grandchildren: Dustin Bullins of Sophia, Dylan Bullins (Jenna) of Asheboro, Dawson Bullins and Devin Bullins of Kernersville, Dakota Bullins of High Point, Noah McLaughlin (Lexi) of Graham, Rielly McLaughlin of Sophia and Ryan McLaughlin of Randleman. Great-Grandchildren: Saphiria Grice Bullins Shoemaker of Thomasville, Jazemyne Bullins of Asheboro, Alannah Bullins of Asheboro, Gabriel Bullins of Asheboro, Harper Bullins of Asheboro, Colton Bullins of Asheboro and Kaylynn Bullins of Kernersville. In addition, Tonda is survived by her life long best friend, Kathie Michael Godbolt of Lexington.

Tonda’s family and close friends will be holding a private memorial service at Carolina Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Randolph, 416 Vision Dr. Asheboro, NC 27203.

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