Tonya Samples, a longtime resident of Austell, Georgia, died on January 6, 2022.
Tonya was a devoted daughter, wife and friend. Tonya was married to her beloved husband, Michael Kvapil, for 19 years and they shared their home with their fur babies, Fonzi, Bozley, Blizzard and Zeek. Tonya loved going to the beach and bombing when she wasn’t spending her free time by their pool.
Tonya knew early in her life that she wanted to pursue a career as a stylist. Through talent and determination, she has established herself as a renowned stylist and co-owner of Salon Lotus. She always said, “Do something you love and you will never work a day in your life”.
Tonya is survived by her mother, Peggy Chastain, her father, Hoyt Samples, and his wife, Leasil Samples and son. Tonya’s cousins are Terri, Wanda, Leslie, Michael, Lorna, Leona, and Jerry. She was affectionately called “Yaya” by his godchildren Ella Maddox and Colton Scarborough.
She was predeceased by her nanny; Betty Samples, papaya; Billy Samples and his uncle, Leon Watkins.
Visitation will be held at Roy Davis Funeral Home at 5935 Mulberry Street, Austell, Georgia on Sunday, January 23, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Afterwards, family and friends will gather at the South Cobb Diner, located at 525 Love Street. in Austell.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Our Pals Place, 4508 Canton Road, Marietta, Georgia, 30066, opp.ourpalsplace.org or any animal shelter or charity of your choice.
The family asks you to smile at the memories of Tonya as you stroll the beach with a loved one, toast to friendships that last and beyond, and still feel beautiful inside and out. ‘outside. Such would be Tonya’s wishes.