Tamela “Tammy” McKinley Ryals, 52

Tamela “Tammy” McKinley Ryals, 52, passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017. She was born March 31, 1964 in Watertown, NY to the late Walter & Eileen McKinley. Tammy had been a resident of Jacksonville since 1980 at the age of 16 where she later met and married her husband. She was a Christian by faith, a graduate of Andrew Jackson class of 1983, loved to hunt and fish and will be dearly missed by all. Tammy was preceded in death by her brother, John McKinley. Survivors include her husband of 31 years, James “Randy” Ryals; 2 beautiful daughters whom they thoroughly loved, Tiffany Ryals (Warren) and Kimberly Ryals (Eric); grandchildren, who Tammy lived for, Angela and Tristan Crews, later on welcoming, Sydney and Eric Thomas with open arms; brother, Walter McKinley (Angie); numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 27 at 11am in the chapel of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Road Jacksonville, FL 32218, with the family officiating. Interment will follow in Jones Cemetery, 45162 Jones Cemetery Road Callahan, FL 32011. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8pm at the funeral home, 714-1110.