Tonita “Toni” Torrence Wheeler, 80, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Friday, November 25, 2022, at Transition Life Hospice in Raleigh, N.C. She was born August 26, 1942, in Catawba, N.C., to the late James Carl Torrence and Lillian Hendrix Torrence. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Diane Hudson. She was a lifetime member of Prospect Presbyterian Church, where she served as an Elder, Deacon, Bereavement, Choir, and volunteer wherever she could.

Toni graduated from Mooresville High School and attended Appalachian College. She worked as a Parts/Service Coordinator at Ingersoll-Rand before her retirement, as well as her love of serving people at Little Kitchen in Mooresville and The Buttery and Beanery in Davidson. She was an avid sports fan. She especially enjoyed watching her family compete in any sports. Toni loved to cook, getting her skills for cooking from her mom, who loved to cook also. She loved most of all being with her children and grandchildren.

Toni is survived by her children, Kimberly Smith Randall (Noble), Rhonda Smith (Anthony Crosby), and Lance Wheeler (Stephanie); siblings, James “Bo” Carl Torrence (Diane), and Sandy Torrence; brother-in-law, Larry Hudson; grandchildren, Zac, Zoie, AC, Alex, Layne and Lawson; great-grandchildren, Ansleigh and Addalynn Crosby; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Toni’s Life will be held on Sunday, December 4, at 2 p.m. at Prospect Presbyterian Church with Rev. Will Gipe officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be in the Family Life Center of the church following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Prospect Presbyterian Church Music and Choir Fund, 9425 W NC 152 Highway, Mooresville, NC 28115.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Wheeler family. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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