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Antonia (Tonie) Newton Irving

Antonia (Tonie) Newton Irving

Antonia (Tonie) Newton Irvingdaughter of the late Alton Newton and the late Adline N. Alexander was born July 6, 1948, in New Orleans, LA. She was preceded in death by her bother Larry Newton.

Antonia received the Lord and confessed her faith at an early age. She was a devoted Catholic. She married Earl Lee Irving Sr.. This union produced two daughters, Annese Marie Irving, and Kelly Ann Irving (Morris Cole Jr.) of Spring, TX. Antonia leaves behind her beloved daughters and granddaughters Marissa Faith and Kelsey Cole, a stepson Earl Lee Irving Jr. , one uncle Charles (Joe) Jackson (Claudette) and a host of nieces, devoted cousins, godchildren and lifelong friends.

Antonia proudly served her country in the United States Army and Army National Guards. Her career included several administrative jobs at LSU Health and Science Center, New Orleans VA and West Jefferson Medical Center.

Antonia loved life and enjoyed precious time with family, especially her granddaughters. She enjoyed her loyal dog Mocha and was often found listening to her oldies and cooking. She was a huge New Orleans Saints fan and shared her love of football with her children. Antonia left a lasting impression on everyone she met. She was authentic and outspoken. Her life centered around family and friends. She adopted all of her daughter’s friends as her own. Antonia loved children and animals and consistently donated to every organization to support caring for animals and children.
On December 17, 2021 @1:41 AM, God called his precious daughter home. Antonia will be missed immensely.


  • Friends and employees of Jackson Barracks, Army National Guard 204th unit, New Orleans VA Medical Center, West Jefferson Medical Center and Michael E. DeBakey Medical Center in Houston, TX are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on December 29, 2021 at 10am at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, 400 Verret St., Algiers, LA 70114.


  • Burial to follow at McDonoville (Mt. Olive Mausoleum) Cemetery, Gretna, LA.



Professional Services entrusted to Heritage Funeral Services located at 4101 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117.

11 Messages

  • Willie J Williams Posted January 4, 2022 3:31 am

    Going to Happy Hour for margueritas on Saturdays, eating red beans and rice and Popeyes chicken and listening to oldies after watching the Nomtoc parade, and always wanting to beat that @ss after laughing at a joke are the things I will miss most! She was the mother to all of Kelly’s friends (and I was her favorite). She spoke her mind and didn’t pull any punches. I loved her faith and her yearn for family! She was strong, feisty, and fought till the end. I will truly miss her!!!

  • Ruby Applewhite Posted December 30, 2021 12:15 pm

    A thought of comfort and condolences to the grieving family.

  • Donies Magee Posted December 29, 2021 9:17 pm

    In your memories you’ll always see her smile and hear her laugh. In your heart, you’ll always keep her special love. Wishing you comfort and peace.
    Love and prayers
    Donies, Larry, Tiki, and Ariana Magee

  • Brenda Young Jackson Posted December 29, 2021 12:05 pm

    My Sincere Condolences: Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:4 that “ Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”.

  • Donies Magee Posted December 29, 2021 12:04 pm

    I n your memories you’ll always see her smile and hear her laugh. In your heart, you’ll always keep her special love. Wishing you comfort and peace. Love and prayers. Donies, Larry , Tiki, and Ariana Magee

  • Jeanette Butler Posted December 29, 2021 11:48 am

    My deepest condolences to Kelly and her family. May the Lord carry you through this difficult time. She was a true soldier with a fiery spirit. God bless!

  • Kim Barrow Posted December 29, 2021 11:19 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God comfort and keep you. She will be truly missed.

  • Cynthia Andrus Posted December 28, 2021 11:10 pm

    As we celebrate the life of Such a wonderful Mother, Grandmother and friend, God will fill your heart with loving memories that will be everlasting.To God Be The Glory!
    Cynthia Andrus

  • Laurie A Mitchell Posted December 28, 2021 10:44 am

    My sincerest condolences

  • Vonda Neal Posted December 28, 2021 10:30 am

    On behalf of the Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Praying that Gods Comfort and Peace continuously be with you.

  • Gloria A Coleman-Brown Posted December 28, 2021 1:45 am

    To this family,
    My sincere condolences go out to you all, at the “Homegoing”, of your loved one. I know that she will be missed. I will continue to “Pray”, with you all and “Pray”, for you all , during this very “Dim”, time in your lives.
    Gloria A Coleman-Brown

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