Toni C Holden-Lundy

July 18, 1981 ~ July 6, 2023 (age 41) 41 Years Old


Toni Chamari Holden-Lundy, known to family as Chamari, was born to Tony Lundy and Michelle Holden in Portland, OR on July, 18 1981. As a child, Chamari was shy but as she warmed up, she soon became the life of the party. Charmari enjoyed hanging out with her family especially singing with her ‘sister-cousins.’ In her younger years, you could find Chamari and her ‘sister-cousins’ pretending to be a girl group singing songs from Xscape, En Vogue, and Jade. Chamari had always been a girly girl loving hair, make-up and dresses. Her relationship with her siblings was extremely tight and she always knew that she had the protection of her big brother Mario. Despite the mischievous pranks Mario pulled on her (i.e. recording her going number two and then playing it in front of her friends) she still loved him the same.

Chamari attended Irvington Elementary, before transferring to Sabin Elementary where she met her lifelong friend, TaChelle. The connection was immediate, and they were connected at the hip. Although TaChelle always wanted Chamari to stay over at her house, Chamari’s mother never allowed her to until TaChelle, became part of the family. From that point on the two were inseparable. Chamari attended Beaumont Middle School and Grant High School, where she met her other lifelong friend Nicole Yasnick. After graduating from Rosemary Anderson, Chamari attended Beau monde Cosmetology School and later began working for US Bank as a teller. Charmari found her passion utilizing her skills in doing hair for friends and family. She played a huge role in raising her sisters Ly’Annette and Patricia and later became a proud and devoted mother to two beautiful children of her own.

Chamari had a great sense of humor. She could often be found imitating people, in particular her late grandfather Johnnie B. Williams who involved her in all of his cooking escapades (Who remembers? “Chamari wanna biscuit”). Chamari was seriously funny to those who knew her and everywhere she went she made an impact. She was kindhearted and welcoming to all those she encountered. Because she was so easy to talk to Chamari, became known as the “human diary”. You just knew that she was going to tell someone else your business! Chamari will be missed because of her smile, her warmth, her acceptance of all and her beauty. She is described by her children as straightforward but always loving and was truly the best mom.  

Chamari is preceded by her mother Michelle Holden, grandfather’s Ernest Holden Sr. and Johnnie B. Williams, cousins Johnnie Williams III, and Owen Williams. She leaves behind her father Tony Lundy, son Ty’Mir James, daughter Ty’Lyiah James, siblings Mario Holden, Sasha Lundy, China Lundy, Patricia Patterson, Ly’Annette Patterson, grandmothers Vera Lee Williams, and Susan Lundy, 6 nephews and 6 nieces and a host of aunts, cousins. family, friends, and honorary family members. She will be loved and missed by many. 


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Celebration of Life
August 1, 2023

11:00 AM
Oasis Of Praise International Ministries
1821 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd.
Portland, OR 97214

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