• 50°

Tonia Christen Chapin Neal

Tonia Christen Chapin Neal died March 25, 2019, at her home in Millsboro, Delaware.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, March 31, 2019, at First Christian Church in Washington, and will be officiated by Dr. Robert Cayton. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Tonia spent her early life in Louisburg and graduated from Louisburg High School. She continued her education at Delaware Technical Community College. She worked most of her adult life as a Veterinarian Technician and in kennels in Delaware.

She is survived by her husband, Shane Neal; a daughter, Emmalyn; and two sons, Dylan and Shane II, all of Millsboro, Delaware; her mother, Traci Deckard Bobbitt; father, Michael Chapin, and wife Diane Chapin; sisters, Michael Lyn Reavis, Enid Alyssa Cantrell, Alexis Dianne Chapin and Jillian Michaela Chapin; several nieces and nephews; and grandmother, Mary Alice Chapin. She is predeceased by her paternal grandfather, former N.C. Representative Howard B. Chapin; maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Peggy Deckard; and uncle, Kenneth Chapin.

Tonia will be remembered for her glowing smile and infectious giggle. She was well known for her warm personality and her tender heart that was appreciated by all who knew her. She always had a love for animals, and they were a huge part of her life. Tonia was also a gifted musician. Tonia’s ability to play musical instruments is a fond memory her family will cherish wholeheartedly.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Humane Society of Beaufort County, P.O. Box 33, Washington, NC 27889, telephone number 252-946-1591.

Condolences may be addressed to the family online by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.

Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Chapin-Neal family.