Tonya Leigh Bennett, age 57, of Talbott, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 at her residence. She was a member of Alpha Baptist Church for many years and was a loving and devoted wife and mother. Tonya was in her 30th year as a teacher at Newport Grammar School, a profession that she loved as well as the students and staff she was surrounded by. She is survived by her husband of thirty-six years, Rex O. Bennett; son, Rex O. Bennett, Jr.; daughter, Rachelle Bennett; parents, Jerry and Nancy Barrowman; and brother, Jay Barrowman. The family extends special thanks to Thompson Oncology Center’s Doctors and staff for going above and beyond to care for her. Tonya thought a lot of everyone there. Also, special thanks to Avalon Hospice for the care that they provided. It was greatly appreciated by the family. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 26 at Westside Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Dr. Chris Keathly officiating. The family will hold private entombment services at Jefferson Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Arrangements by Westside Chapel Funeral Home in Morristown.