Jacques "Jack" Tona

jacques tona

August 20, 1983 ~ April 30, 2024

Born in: Democratic Republic of Congo
Resided in: Clarkston, Georgia

Jacques (Jack) Kasongo Tona (1983-2024) was a dedicated, hardworking man who was a rock for his family and community. Jack was born in 1983 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then Zaire), then spent the majority of his life in Rwanda before settling in Atlanta, Georgia, USA with his wife Allison (Ally) Snyder. Jack could always be counted on to laugh, help, support his loved ones. If you knew Jack, you could probably say he was your best friend. He was an amazing father and uncle. He is survived by his wife, Ally; children Clyde (6) and Evelyn (3); his mother Theresa; his sisters Christine, Annie, Nathalie, Mimi, Noelle, Jeanine, Patience, Harriet and Liv; his brothers Modeste and Christian; many nephews and nieces; and his mother and father-in-law and siblings-in-law.

Jacques (Jack) Kasongo Tona (1983-2024) était un homme dévoué et travailleur qui était un roc pour sa famille et sa communauté. Jack est né en 1983 en République démocratique du Congo (alors Zaïre), puis a passé la majeure partie de sa vie au Rwanda avant de s’installer à Atlanta, en Géorgie, aux États-Unis, avec son épouse Allison (Ally) Snyder. On pouvait toujours compter sur Jack pour rire, aider et soutenir ses proches. Si vous connaissiez Jack, vous pourriez probablement dire qu’il était votre meilleur ami. Il était un père et un oncle extraordinaire. Il laisse dans le deuil sa femme Ally, ses enfants Clyde (6 ans) et Evelyn (3 ans), sa mère Therese, ses sœurs Christine, Annie, Nathalie, Mimi, Noelle, Jeanine, Patience, Harriet et Liv, ses frères Modeste et Christian, de nombreux neveux et nièces, ainsi que sa mère, son beau-père et ses beaux-frères et belles-sœurs.

Jack Tona Celebration of Life Live Stream from Essence of Life Video on Vimeo.


Funeral Service: May 5, 2024 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA 30083


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  1. CandleImageJacques was my best friend since childhood. I had no idea he passed away, someone posted a picture of him saying RIP and that is how I found out. So heartbreaking!! My condolences to Ally and the kids. I’m praying for God to give you guys strength to overcome this tremendous loss. I’m sad I will miss this day because it is last minute and I live far. I will miss him very much!

  2. A great friend is a treasure to have forever. Jack and Alison are wonderful friends to my dear children Lauren and Harris. We are so sorry for your loss and we know Jack’s memory will be a blessing. He will live on in the loving hearts of his family and friends. Our deepest sympathy, Pam and Barry Abrams.

  3. CandleImageSending my condolences to Jack’s familly we spent like 5 years together at Road construction company in rwanda.he was a good friend smiling always.

  4. CandleImageJacques, it feels like a dream every time your name comes up or your picture pops up. It hasn’t sunk in yet that you’re not among the living but what comforts us is that you’re among the heavenly angels 😇 you were such a humble soul, umunyarwebya, from the day I met you I felt like a baby brother, you always called me Mama Shema with much respect. Jacques ijyendere mwana warumuntu mwiza pe. You will be missed immensely. Rest in heavens. Till we meet again. 💔🕊️🙏🏿🫶💔🕊️🙏🏿

  5. CandleImageJack my brother still can’t believe you’re not among us
    Oooh ya Jacques repose en paix
    Condolences Ally,Clyde and Evelyn and the entire family and friends
    He was a pure soul

  6. CandleImageI am so deeply sorry for your loss. Jack was a wonderful person who touched the lives of many. May you find strength and solace in the memories you shared together.

  7. CandleImageI literally don’t know what exact words to use..,I’m in a deep pain and shock,I didn’t see his part as a father but with no doubt he was the best father and husband.Jack was a brother to ME I grew admiring his character he was an icon to us as his siblings, his heart was pure and his smile would brighten everyone’s day.He was very positive that his energy would be transferred to you even without your consent. Until we meet again Big Brother.

  8. CandleImageUncle Jack, our gentle giant with a heart of gold, you are leaving such a giant hole in our lives and hearts and you will be missed dearly. You have touched so many lives and that is evident by the amazing stories that have been shared over the last few days.
    Although you left us too soon, we are grateful for the moments we got to spend with you and the memories, which we will carry forever. You are loved so dearly. Rest in peace Tonton❤️

  9. CandleImageSweet little Evelyn. I love you so, little one. I know you love your daddy immensely. I will do my very best to bring you moments of joy in your days at school to help through the moments of deep sadness as you try to figure out this devastating loss. Clyde. I love you too. Hold tight to all the joy you collected with your daddy. Every time you share a story of love about your daddy, it will help others (especially your tiny sister) keep his memory close.

  10. Jack will be missed so dearly. Unbelievable guy.

    Ally, we’re thinking about your family a lot and wishing you all the best. We are here to support in any way.


  11. CandleImageWe are sending love and light from our family to yours. We will always hold space for you and whatever you might need.

  12. CandleImageSorry for your loss. Jack was a great guy. I wish we could have come to the funeral. It was beautiful. Love you guys. ❤️

  13. CandleImageAlly, Clyde, and Evelyn,
    Our deepest sympathies to you on your loss of Jack as husband and father. We attended your wedding and knew that Jack was a very special man! He was well loved and appreciated by so many people. The world is a better place because Jack set the example for everyone to follow.
    All our love,
    Aunt Kathy and Uncle Glenn

  14. CandleImageAlly, so very sorry for your unimaginable loss. Have been saying prayers daily for healing, strength, comfort, and peace for your family.

  15. All my thoughts and prayers to Ally and your children and to Jack’s family and friends. My heart is breaking for you and I wish you comfort during this difficult time

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