Tonda Poindexter
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On Monday, December 4, 2017 God touched her and called her home. She was a graduate of Andrean H.S. She received Post Secondary Degrees from Purdue University, Calumet College and Indiana Wesleyan University. She was an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc. Tonda is a member of Greater Grace Baptist Church. Tonda taught at Pierce Middle School, Merrillville, IN where she was fondly known as Ms. 'P'. She also worked seasonally for Carson's Department Store. She leaves to cherish her memories parents Ronald and Geneva Poindexter; sister & brother-in-law Marnita and Terrell Taylor; nephew Brandon (Sheretta) Taylor and niece Marissa Taylor and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and many, many friends. Visitation Friday, December 8, 2017 from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. Family hours 6-8:00 p.m. Funeral services Saturday, December 9, 2017 viewing from 9-10:00 a.m. Services at 10:00 a.m all services at Greater Grace Church 269 W. 57th Ave. Pastor Rodney C. Griffin Jr. officiating. Merrillville, Indiana. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.

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Published in Post-Tribune from Dec. 6 to Dec. 8, 2017.
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January 5, 2018
She was a great teacher and woman
Autumn Terrell
December 13, 2017
My deepest sympathies for your loss, May the God of all comfort bring your family peace . Romans 12:12
December 11, 2017



December 10, 2017
To the Family of Ms Poindexter ... you have our most deepest sympathy for your great lost..our thoughts and prayers are with you all!! ... From the Turner family... (some of her former students at Pierce Middle School)
Myra Turner
December 9, 2017
Gone too soon but never forgotten. I'm gonna miss seeing your face and having our chats. Rest easy until we meet again.
Sherreé Ethely-Jones
December 9, 2017
To Tonda's family and thoughts and prayers are for you in your grief. She was a wonderful colleague in our IWU Master's cohort. She was quick to help and always had a genuine, contagious laugh. She will be missed.
Jody Cook
December 9, 2017
Poindexter and Taylor Familes,
Ron and "Baby sister" I am so saddened by the loss of your daughter. May the grace of God and His strength, and comfort be with you in your hour of bereavement. The Lord loves you and we love you too. You are in our prayers as well as on our minds.
Vanessa WheelerHardimon
December 9, 2017
To the Pointdexter and Taylor Families
You have my deepest and Heartfelt condolences!
May you find Comfort in knowing your Beloved Tonda is Resting in the Arms of JESUS!
You are in my thoughts and Prayers!
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot Heal!
Love you all!
Victoria Ford
December 9, 2017
Geneva, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. May God bless and comfort you and your family.
December 8, 2017
Hi Mrs.P I know your in heaven having fun being young we all miss you and we all love you you are forever going to be loved life with you here was a blessing life without will still remain the same you will never be forgotten were living for you Mrs.p you were a motivation to me you made me laugh before every game you was always there when anyone needed you I remember I use to always say mrs.p you betrayed us because she didn't coach us but you would laugh and push me and say girl you crazy I love you and your family is always in my prayers -Ani'aya Plainer
Ani'aya Plainer
December 8, 2017
I'm going to miss you so much. Just seeing your smile and hearing your voice made my day. It seem like yesterday when you was teaching me my math and now you're gone. You helped me get to 8th grade and you taught me everything I know. Thanks for making my days. God called you home and now you're in a better place. I know it's going to be some day i'm going to see you again but until then I want you to watch over me and make sure I don't have any foolishness as you say lol , in my life. Thanks for being here for me and and being there when I needed a shoulder to lean on. I will miss you so much Ms.P you just don't know. Rest In Paradise and I love you.
Mikayla Taylor
December 8, 2017
Tonda always exuded kindness, sincere good cheer, an inquisitive nature, and a willingness to share a laugh. She will be remembered for her intelligence, humility and relentlessly sweet smile. I will miss you, cousin. I know all those young people you taught will benefit greatly from all you shared with them. So will I.
Sheila Champlin
December 8, 2017
To the family of Tonda Poindexter I was saddened to learn about the death of Tonda please know that we are praying for your family during this most difficult time. May God give you peace knowing she with the lord.
Arlene Lunn
December 8, 2017
Praying for the family and hoping you find comfort in the days to come.
My daughter's favorite teacher and coach at Peirce.
Yolunda Kincade
December 8, 2017
Tonda will forever be missed! She was my friend, my soror and truly a blessing to me and my family. My heart is heavy for the Poindexter & Taylor families. Tonda was a fun-loving Titi to more than just Brandon & Marissa. I pray for the family's peace during this very difficult time.

Esther Goodes
December 8, 2017
To the Poindexter &Taylor families, you have my sincere condolences. May God give you all strength, guidance, comfort, and love at this time. Tonda will truly be missed by so many! I've known Tonda since our days at Holy Trinity and we reconnected recently through my son. Gonna miss that smile! RIParadise Tonda!
Cecelia Holland-Phillips
December 8, 2017
My deepest sympathy to Marnita on the loss of your sister. May the Lord Grant you peace and comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Kristian Darden
December 8, 2017
You will be missed. The students loved you and as a parent I understand their loss. You were definitely an asset to us all. May God see fit to rest your soul until we meet again. Charles-Allen and family.
Armanda Rice
December 8, 2017
This the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. The Word of God tell us to rejoice when a soul returns to Him, our Maker, and Savior . This a hard thing to do because we love Tonda and want her to be near us. But we must remember we will see her again. Praise God. Bless Our Family Lord. Earth hasn't any sorrow that God can not heal. I love you family.
Ann Jones
December 7, 2017
To the Poindexter and Taylor families: My prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God's comforting Love and Peace be with you as you mourn the loss of your beloved Tonda. Death leaves a memory no one can heal, but love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Sharon Jones
December 7, 2017
You are in God's care...I will miss you. Make sure you keep that checkbook ready! Keep smiling my beautiful Soror.
Loris Bradford
December 7, 2017
The House of Clayborne of Columbus,Ohio Michael Stephen Clayborne,Sharon D Clayborne Rubin M Clayborne Bryaden M Clayborne and the honorable Irene Clayborne send their condolences to the family of tonda Poindexter we love you and are praying for you at this time!God is in control. Confort is only a prayer away.Be blessed.
Minister Michael Clayborne
December 7, 2017
My greatest condolences to all of the family and friends of Tonda (PD, P, Ms. PD, Petey, Peasey, Buddy and the list goes on and on) Poindexter. She was a dear dear friend for so many years, a person who gave all of herself in all she did from the classroom to the track to the scorer's table; from East Chicago, to Gary, and finally, to Merrillville.

God's Word's consistently emphasizes that we should love each other. P exemplified that in her daily living and she did it in such a humble but mighty way. She shared her many gifts, her sense of humor, (her candy and chips), and she even shared her wonderful family with me every chance she could. I have all these tears and my heart hurts, but I rejoice in the Lord that I knew her so well for so long.

Matthew 5:16 says, "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in Heaven."

Indeed, PD. Indeed.
Melonie J. Martin
December 7, 2017
Ms. Poindexter was such a great person. I didn't have her as a teacher but I know that she was a great one and you will never be forgotten you will always be in our hearts and you will always be a Merrillville Pirate.
Forever a Merrillville Pirate
Michelle Adame
December 7, 2017
Praying for your strengthen in the Lord. RIH Tonda.... Love the Henry family.
Vanessa Henry
December 7, 2017
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always. Hosea 13:14*
December 7, 2017
To the Poindexter and Taylor family, may God continue to keep you strong during this trying time. Please remember God loves you, and so does your Greater Grace Family. Your sister in Christ
Cynthia Polk
Cynthia Polk
December 7, 2017
My deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire family of Tonda especially Marnita. May God comfort you in your time if loss! Prayers and blessings to you.
Veronica Davidson
December 6, 2017
Marnita, and Mr. & Mrs. Poindexter. There are no words for the loss of Tonda. She was a beautiful light in the world. May God's warmth comfort and console you.


Jean Brown
Fort Worth, Texas
December 6, 2017
Ms.Poindexter was my track coach and she was so nice,caring,and funny I loved her so much
Brooke Perryman
December 6, 2017
From my first day at Greater Grace you were ONE of the ones that made me feel so welcome. thank you for your cares and concerns for me. I will never forget you or your precious smile. Rest in heaven and keep looking over me
Michelle DuBose
December 6, 2017
May the love of friends and family carry you through the time of grief,
I did not personally know Tonda, but I also work at Carson's part time and I have heard nothing but good things about her,she will be dearly missed.
Lisa Lambert
December 6, 2017
So Sorry to hear of your Loss Tonda. Was a beautiful young lady with a beautiful Simle that lights everything up. God be with you in this time of Sorrow. We are praying for you
Peggy Harris
December 6, 2017
Remembering all of the laughs and many talks we had. I can still hear that laugh of yours - a contagious laugh that will never be forgotten. Thank you for all of the memories! You will be forever missed Ms. P.
- Ms. D
Jodi Dillingham
December 6, 2017
Tonda, you were an angel here on earth but have now received your heavenly wings! I'm already missing your smiling face and cheerful ways. I know my husband Ken met you at the gates of Heaven with a hug! Rest well sweet Tonda
Vivian Miller-Baker
December 6, 2017
Our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences at this time from our family to yours. Lord please keep this family snug in your arms as they need you now. Rest easy Ms. P. Gone but not forgotten.
Acquanetta, Scott & JaeLenn
December 6, 2017
I am in SHOCK right now!! I just saw Tonda at the nail salon on Friday, Dec 1st. We laughed and talked like we always do when we see each other. She used to get her hair done at my sister's salon years ago. I cannot believe this - I am so hurt. My prayers are with the family. I am so sorry for your loss. Bridgett White
Bridgett White
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