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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.

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