Seini Toalea'i'taulanga Mila
10/09/1975 - 07/21/2019
Surrounded by her loved ones, Seini Toalea’i’etaulanga Mila, passed away peacefully at home from cancer on July 21, 2019. She was named Seini but was always called Sepi after a beloved aunt but mostly because her mother said so. Our Sepi was born the 6th child of eleven in Tonga on October 9, 1975 to Vili Fonongaloa Mila and the late Mele Laukau Tua’one Mila. Sepi knew that growing up in her parents’ home–where love and the teachings of Christ were the motive force–was one of her greatest blessings. Vili and Mele gave her a legacy of love and faith.
Sepi was deeply loyal. Loyal to God, family and herself. Sepi’s confidence was grounded in knowing who she was which meant you were safe to be yourself around her. In the times you might have forgotten yourself, she’d remind you. Sometimes nicely, sometimes not, but always with love and a good laugh.
Sepi was a devoted aunt. She had great pride in her nephews and nieces who she called “my babies”. Sepi adored her father and her brothers, there were no limits to what she would do for them. No limits to anything she would do for anyone lucky enough to know her, for Sepi loved freely and selflessly.
Sepi’s greatest pride and joy was fulfilled in her daughter, Lisa Marie, named for her late sister. It was for Lisa that Sepi fought her illness so fiercely.
Sepi was a beautiful mix of broken heart and generous spirit. She knew loss and so she was quick to embrace loved ones and to show love and encouragement. She was adventurous and loved a good drive with good music. Sepi’s wonderful sense of humor and quick wit was a great tool she used to both smooth and create waves. The only thing quicker than her temper was her laugh and her gorgeous big smile. Oh, how we will miss her smile. Sepi loved being with her family and especially her Lisa Marie, and will be deeply missed by them. Her loss is felt profoundly.
In addition to her father, Sepi is survived by her brothers, Timote, Sione (Portia), Aiveni, Etuate (Tupou), Sunia (Alexia) and Vaihola (Meliani), step-mother Lupe Langi Mila. Her mother, Mele Laukau, sister, Lisa Marie and brother, Maliu preceded her in death.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, July 28th from 6:00 to 10:00 PM at the Edison Ward, 1401 West 700 South, Glendale. Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 29th at 11:00 AM also at the church. Interment to follow at Redwood Memorial Estates, 6500 S. Redwood Rd., West Jordan.