Brooke Leigh Ton
Brooke Leigh Ton slipped away from her earthly bonds on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 3 a.m. and Heaven gained a new Angel. Brooke was born on March 19, 1990, in Gretna, LA, the daughter of her loving mother and best friend, Lynda Ronquillo Ton, and her father Hank Ton. Brooke is survived by her parents, her dear friend, and mother’s boyfriend, David Smith, her loving brothers, Joel Ton (Kassidy) and Jason Ton (girlfriend, Jaclynn Hyatt), sister Heather and her children, cherished boyfriend, Michael Callais, best friend Charlie Newberry, special friend, Blake Brown, who was like a brother to her, beloved godmother, Barbara Halphen, godson, Ayden Kennedy and his sister, Brianna Kennedy who was like a sister to Brooke, grandfather Abraham Ton, (Annette), canine companion, Eddie, and loving Aunts and Uncles: Karen Ballay (John, deceased); Angel Kennedy (James); Cindy Zito (Howard); Simon (Joey) Ronquillo; Earl Ronquillo (Rhonda); Nancy Butler (Delton), Marie Rimes (Ray), special cousins, Taylor Ronquillo, Rachel and Jamie, and many more cousins and friends. Brooke was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Simon and Ellamae Ronquillo who welcomed her with open arms at heaven’s door, and her paternal grandmother Joyce Ton. Brooke was a graduate of Academy of Our Lady and Our Lady of Holy Cross College. She was pursuing a doctorate degree at the time of her passing. Brooke was a former Eucharistic minister and lector at St. Patrick Church in Port Sulphur. She also assisted and counseled callers on the New Orleans Crisis Hotline. To know Brooke was to love Brooke. She was so smart and thoughtful. She never met a stranger. In her too short time here on earth, Brooke touched more lives and made more friends than most people do in a lifetime. She had an enormous heart and lived life to the fullest and with passion. She had that rare gift of warmth and unselfishness. She often visited her uncle at the nursing home. She joked and cheered him with her sweet nature. She sang to him and with him and was his Karaoke Buddy at family parties and events. She loved writing poetry and stories. She also had a passion for song and dance from a young age, and wrote and sang several songs with the voice of an angel. Brooke enjoyed fishing and hunting with her brothers and friends. She brought so much life and joy to our lives and we are much better for having known and loved her. Until we meet again-- fly high Beautiful Angel! Family and friends attended the Funeral Mass at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Port Sulphur, LA on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 12 noon. Fr. Gerard Stapleton officiated. Visitation was held at Mothe Funeral Home, 2100 Westbank Expwy., Harvey, LA on Friday, October 21, 2016 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Visitation will resume on Saturday morning at the church from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. Interment was at Our Lady of Good Harbor Cemetery, in Buras, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Patrick Catholic Church of Port Sulphur, or Covenant House or N.A.M.I. may be made in her memory. Family and friends may view and sign the online guest book at www.mothefunerals.com.