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Tonja Deneece (Nail) Raper, 59, was born March 7, 1958 in Muskogee, OK to Ray and Betty (Smith) Nail and entered Heavens Gates on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.
Tonja was a lifelong Fort Gibson resident where she attended school and worked various jobs. Not one to shy away from work, she helped her family in the plumbing business, working at her sister's gas station, at the local grocery store and working on the line at Griffin Grocery. But her most important job was taking care of her family, friends and especially her son, Jamie. Tonja married William Raper on June 2, 2016 and they made their home in Fort Gibson. She loved to fish and camp. You could always count on Tonja for help with anything.
Tonja was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jack Nail.
She is lovingly survived by her husband, William Raper of the home; son, Jamie Nail and wife Christi of Fort Gibson; brother, Bill Nail and wife Brenda of Fort Gibson; sister, Glenda Fausett and husband Bill of Muskogee; sister, Debra Carlton and husband Ron; granddaughters, Lillian Nail, Rylee Nail, Jasmine Torix, and grandsons, Blaizz and Hunter Torix; Williams children, Misty White and husband Gil, Rever Easterling and husband Keith, Debra Taylor and husband Darius, Kelly Raper and wife Brandi many nieces, nephews, cousins her dog Gretchin and many friends.
A family conducted memorial service of celebration will be held 1:00PM Saturday, September 30, 2017 in the Fort Gibson Community Center with Reverend Don Rhyne and Family officiating.
The family of Tonja Deneece Raper has entrusted her cremation to Clifford D Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service Fort Gibson, 918-478-2555.
Online condolences may be left at clifforddgarrettfamilyfh.com
Published on September 28, 2017
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