Tina was born Tina Yvonne Maxwell on December 2nd, 1974. She was adopted and raised by her grandmother Lillian Maxwell and her husband Houston Baker. Tina was a very bright and cheerful baby and grew up to have many friends. She grew up in a Christian family, mostly attending Native American Churches in Southeastern Oklahoma. She grew up in Tulsa and attended Remington Elementary, Clinton middle school, and attended her 9th grade year at Webster High School, later attending dental hygiene school in Tulsa.
All she ever wanted was to be a mom. She gave birth to her first daughter Lillianna, whom she said was the apple of her eye. Before Lilly was born, she met Sonny. Tina and Sonny married on November 24th, 2005 and not long after her second daughter was born, Melissa whom she called her “Little Indian Princess”. When she gave birth to her son Jacob, she always called him “Toot Toot” and “My Little Man”. Tina loved all three of her children unconditionally and only wanted the best for them. Her love for her children is what kept her going even as she grew ill.
Tina is survived by her husband Sonny Bruner of Tulsa; two daughters Lilly Marie Keas and Melissa Kandi Keas and one son Jacob Sonny Keas; Dad and Stepmom Billy and Christy Keas of Broken Arrow, OK; three sisters Tonya Roxanne Ralls of Tulsa, OK and Carol Lynn Sanchez-Cervantes and Patricia Downing; two brothers Brandon Downing and Joshua Cromwell; three nieces Janna Roxanne Gilbert of Skiatook, OK, Prudence Michelle England of Skiatook, OK, and Victoria Bruner of Tulsa, OK; nephew Zackery Allen England of Skiatook, OK; Two aunts Tina Jones and husband Larry of Tulsa, OK and Patricia Maxwell and husband Gary; sister-in-laws Marie Bruner of Tulsa, OK, Gina Bruner of Sherman, TX and Victoria Bruner; Tara Dawn Valentine; stepson Andrew Creekmore of Tulsa, OK whom she helped raise from her first marriage to Danny Creekmore; She really did love Andrew and spoke of him often, praying he was well.
Tina is preceded in death by her mother Jana Lou Maxwell Keas and grandmother-adoptive parents Lillian Maxwell Baker and Houston Baker. Her grandpa Bobby Maxwell, aunt Ruthann, Cousin Jacob, mother and father-in-laws Krueger and Sarah Bruner, great grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Benton, two stepsisters Victoria Gonzales and Monette Baker.
The family would like to give special thanks to Tammy for opening her doors for Tonya to take care of Tina in her last days. Tammy has a very big heart and will wear some very big wings in Heaven someday.
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