Shatonya Laquise Rathjen

Born on July 6, 1985 in Melbourne, Florida
Departed on February 15, 2021, in Melbourne, Florida

Shatonya Laquise Watson Rathjen, 35 years old, of Melbourne Florida passed away on February 15, 2021.
Shatonya was born in Melbourne Florida on July 6, 1985 to Alonzo Watson of Palm Bay, Florida and Peggy Brown of Melbourne, Florida. She attended Palm Bay School. She late attended cosmetology school at Brevard Community College in Cocoa, FL.
In 2007, she met Robert Rathjen, and wed June 9, 2007, and have two beautiful children, Destiny and Bryce.
Shatonya became a member of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church in Palm Bay FL where she was Baptist. She was a part of the different ministries within the church to include Youth Ministry meeting, sung in the Youth Choir, Mt. Moriah Sacred Dancers, and participated in Oratorical competition team. She was also a member of the College Reach Out Brain Bowl Team at Brevard Community College.
Shatonya worked as a cashier clerk at seven eleven for a short time in Melbourne. Before transferring to Melbourne, FL she worked as an Assistant Manager at the Dollar Tree in Merritt Island, FL.
She is survived by her husband; Robert Rathjen, Destiny Rathjen (daughter) and Bryce Rathjen (son) all of Merritt Island FL; three stepchildren Zack (Cierra) Rathjen of Satellite, Taylor (Evan) Short of Ft. Bragg, TX, A.J. (Corrie) Rathjen of Melbourne, FL; father Alonzo Watson of Palm Bay, FL; mother Peggy (Jacky) Brown of Melbourne, FL; grandparents Elgin and Annie Jordan of Melbourne, FL; Sister, Quantelle Watson of Palm Bay, FL; Brother, Jawaund (LaTonya) Ramsey of Tallahassee, FL; two nieces Jaiden Ramsey and Makayla Bristol of Tallahassee, FL; two nephews Marqueil Ford-Watson and Marcus Green-Watson both of Palm Bay, FL; eight uncles, Alfonzo (Patricia) Ramsey of Buena Vista, GA, Byron Lynn Jordan of Utica, NY, Theardis Watson of Fort Lauderdale, FL, Jerry Ramsey of Summerville, SC, Victor (Sandra) Watson of Palm Bay, FL, Oscar Watson of Cocoa, FL, Marvin (Trista) Jordan of Palm Bay, FL and Gary Jordan of Melbourne, FL; two Aunts, Lee “Toni” Best of Melbourne, FL, Carolyn (Albert) Jennings of Palm Bay, FL; two Sisters-In-Law, Dianne Rathjen of New York City, NY and Eileen Boose of Palm Bay, FL. Her memories will forever be cherished by a host of family, cousins, and friends.

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13 entries.
Glinda Jones from Palm Bay wrote on March 9, 2021:
Peggy, we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers during this differcult time. May God continue to strengthen and comfort you all daily.
Jodi delaMoriniere from Melbourne wrote on March 3, 2021:
Peggy and Family, Terry and I are so sorry for your loss. Praying for Peace and comfort for you and your family.
Marvin Johnson and Family from Palm Bay wrote on February 27, 2021:
WE remember Shatonya from being in MT> Moriah's Youth Group with our children. She was quiet and always very polite. Peggy I have never lost a child, but I do know this: Earth has no sorrow that Haven cannot Heal. Joy will come in the morning and we will see her again. The Holy Spirit will comfort you, and GOD will see you through!
Alice Derico from Melbourne wrote on February 26, 2021:
We will truly miss Shatonya she was a beautiful young lady inside and out. Our condolences and prayers to her families.
Joan Wimberly from Melbourne wrote on February 26, 2021:
I will be keeping the family in prayer.
Shemika Hawkins from Tallahassee Florida wrote on February 25, 2021:
Praying for your and the family. God give them strength and comfort.
Johnnie Mae Stockton from Melbourne wrote on February 24, 2021:
We are forever praying for you all Peggy, Quantell and family. We love you.
Yvonne Simpson from MELBOURNE wrote on February 24, 2021:
Peggy, you have my love and deepest sympathies, know that I am here and praying for you continually.
SELGERIAN Walton from Martinez wrote on February 24, 2021:
May God grant the family peace 🕊️ in a time of sorrow.
Willie Ghent from Melbourne wrote on February 24, 2021:
Ours prayers are with you. We are so sorry about your loss. May God smile you and bless you.
Ruth Wagner from West melbourne wrote on February 24, 2021:
I only knew Tonya for a short period of time but in the time of me getting to know her I have realized she was an amazing person she was loving an sweet to everyone in her path she will be forever loved an very missed my prayers goes out to family an friends God has taken a wonderful angel home Rest in peace Queen Tonya
Bunnie Bailey from Melbourne wrote on February 23, 2021:
May God keep you always in his care and may you find peace through God during this time of bereavement. You all are loved and in my prayers. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Clint Parrish from Palm Bay wrote on February 23, 2021:
Sending my condolences to the Family. May God bless you and hold you in his care during this difficult time
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