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Tanya Rios

April 21, 1969 — September 22, 2021

Tanya Rios

Mrs. Tanya Satterfield Rios, 52, of Box Springs, GA, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, GA. A memorial service will be held at 12:00PM on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Brantley United Methodist Church with Rev. Joy Wilson officiating.

Mrs. Rios was born at Ft. Bragg, NC, on April 21, 1969, to Clifton Lamar Satterfield, Sr. and Emily Gail Gordy Walden. She was employed by Columbus Consolidated Government as a Corporate Manager Tax Assessor. She loved talking to her grandchildren and driving her golf cart down the dirt roads. Mrs. Rios could often be found taking care of her roses or spending time by her pool. She was just beginning to learn to knit. Mrs. Rios loved to fish but wouldn’t eat her catch.

She is survived by her husband, Jose Rios; by her father, Clifton Lamar Satterfield; by her mother, Emily Gail Walden (Mike); by her children, Kenneth Alan Smith, Jr., Emily Carlene Dobbins, Joseph Aaron Long, William Payne Long, and Jesse James Medlin; by a brother, Clifton Lamar Satterfield, II; two sisters, Cheryl Lynn Kim and Carol Gail Arnold; and by her grandchildren, Chloe Carlene Dobbins, Colton Cody Dobbins, Wilton Case Dobbins, Dutch Schultz Medlin, Liliana Rosalie Long, and one on the way, Asher Kade Medlin. Her best friends, Roy Waller and Anita Rodgers Giesin also survive.

Way-Watson Funeral Home, 1052 Dr. Deryl Hart Road, Buena Vista, Georgia has been entrusted with these arrangements.

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Memorial Service

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Brantley United Methodist Church

GA-352, Tazewell, GA 31803

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