OBITUARIO

Tamika Shante Johnson

8 junio , 197216 enero , 2022
 Obituario de Tamika Shante Johnson
The Life and Legacy of Tamika Shanté Williams “Obituary” Tamika Shanté Williams was born on June 8, 1972 to Brenda Williams and Pete Wagner in Detroit, MI. She was the oldest of two children to Brenda. Her younger sister is Jamie Alyce Williams. She attended Hampton Elementary school at a young age, going there along with her cousins who she considered her big brothers, in the inner city of Detroit. Tamika was the oldest grand-daughter to Undean Stinson and the oldest niece to her uncle and aunts. As a child, she accepted Jesus Christ in her life and was saved where she attended church, along with her family, at Holy Ghost Temple Church of God in Christ, under the Pastorship of Elder James A. Sheridan. As an avid church goer, she sang in the youth choir and acted in many of the plays performed at the church. Tamika attended Mumford High School in Detroit. The school was made famous by the actor/ comedian, Eddie Murphy, who wore Mumford’s burgundy and grey school letter-jacket throughout his 1984 blockbuster movie, “Beverly Hills Cop.” She was extremely active at Mumford as a member on the track team and the captain of the Dance Team. She was famously known for her stellar performances in her dance routines, which included her portrayal of Janet Jackson’s “Pleasure Principle” and “Control.” She wore her black, like Janet famously did, and left the audiences in awe. She graduated in 1990 from Mumford High School. Upon graduation, Tamika took upon the name, “Lady Lash,” when she pioneered the Eye Lash Industry in Detroit, Mi. She was famously known throughout Detroit under this moniker as she took Detroit by storm as the first person in Detroit to, not only perfect this craft, but create a market for others to follow and excel in as well. Tamika did lashes and eyebrows excellently for friends, family, steady clients, and the famous in and around Detroit. Tamika left Detroit in 1992 for her first, but short, stint in California. She brought her eyelash skills to the west coast and inspired others to bring it Los Angelos and throughout California. She narrowly missed being a “Fly Girl” on the hit-television sow of the 90’s, “In Living Color” when she prepped for a role as a dancer with the likes of actors like Jennifer Lopez. It was a dream of hers to dance with the skills she developed and honed and bring it to Hollywood as a star among stars. One thing all knew was that she never stopped dancing and she always loved music. She returned to Detroit and eventually met and married Tony Brookins. They had Tamika’s only child, a daughter, Tamiya Alyce Brookins, on June 23, 1999. In 2004, Tamika returned to live and stay in California, with her daughter, to live with her mom. Tamiya started kindergarten there as Tamika began Nursing School at Summit College. She graduated with her Nursing Degree in her cap and gown and surrounded by family. While studying for her license, she decided to also attend a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program. She graduated from the program and began making a career as a CNA, while gaining experience and courage for her license. She found that she actually enjoyed her career, where she stayed in the profession of giving and helping others and gaining her beloved friends for over 15 years. In 2017, Tamika met the love of her life, Joseph Day. He was a Californian native, Inglewoodbred and the perfect match for Tamika. She dubbed him, the “Big Chief,” because of his smooth ability to be in charge and lead the way, but also inspire the love she always had for him…as he loved her passionately as well. They had a whirlwind romance, enjoying all the holidays, especially Christmas, which was Tamika’s favorite holiday. Tamika’s family grew as he had children and she had three grandchildren from her own daughter. In 2019, Joseph died, unexpectedly, right before Christmas, and left Tamika distraught. However, Tamika moved forward, focusing on her family and job. She was finally rethinking about and regaining her courage to finally become a RN and study for her license again. As a CNA, she worked tirelessly, working multiple shifts and getting focused on her next level. Her last night was after she left her job after a long day and week and with thoughts of just relaxing for the night and the following Sunday. On her road to her destination, God chose that moment to give her the final rest on January 16, 2022. As she moves on to receive her heavenly rewards as a believer and onward to her home to be with God, she leaves her daughter: Tamiya; two grand-daughters: Taliah and Tahani; one grandson: Tavarii; mom: Brenda Williams; sister: Jamie Williams; niece: Dakota Jefferson; grandfather; Albert James Self; and a host of many beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends to celebrate her blessed life. When Tomorrow Starts Without Me When tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand that an Angel came and called me by name. She took me by my hand. I was told my place was ready in heaven above. And that I’d have to leave behind, all those I dearly love. So when tomorrow starts without me, don’t think we are far apart. For I am always with you, inside your heart. ~Author Unknown Celebrating the Life of Tamika Wiliams Wednesday, February 16, 2022 Private Viewing: 10 - 10:30am Service 10:30am - 12pm Dr. Joshua Beckley, Officiating Senior Pastor of Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, San Bernardino, CA The Processional…..…………………………………………………… Bennie Goodman, Pianist Opening Prayer…..…………………………………………..…….................. Dr. Joshua Beckley Musical Selection…………...………………“His Eyes are on the Sparrow” by Heleana Venters Scripture Readings Old Testament (Psalm 34: 1-5, 8-9, 19-22, 40: 1-3 (KJV) ……..….……...... Dr. Joshua Beckley New Testament (2 Timothy 4: 7-8; John 10: 14-15 (NKJV) ……….……..….Dr. Joshua Beckley Prayer of Comfort…………...…………………………………………………..….Cedric Watson Musical Selection…………………………….…….……..............“Song” by Edward “EJ” Adams Tributes (2 minutes)………………………………………………………………………..……... Tamiya Brookins Ursula Williams Tashima Martin Anitra Jackson Musical Selection…………………………….…….……….............“Song” by Dorothy Manuel Special Tribute to Tamika Williams…………………………….................Bonnie Bradley, Aunt The Eulogy and Final Prayer…….....…………………….................................Dr. Joshua Beckley The Recessional ……………………………………………………… Bennie Goodman, Pianist INTERMENT Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery 570 E. Highland Ave San Bernardino, CA ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The family of Tamika Williams is grateful beyond measure for the generous outpouring of tangible expressions and sympathetic concerns that have been extended to us. We believe that grief is lessened when it is shared; and your sharing this desolate period with us has made the pain easier to bear. Each act and deed brought us consolation. May God find favor in your Christian endeavors and may God richly bless each of you. SPECIAL THANKS TO Sonya Beck and Family The Wright Family of Hammond, LA Heleana Venters PALLBEARERS Javon Stevens Elex Dewayne Holmes Alex Fowler Cedquane Walker HONORARY PALLBEARERS Sam Williams, Jr. Damian Greer Benson “Don” Bradley, Jr. Brian Bradley Brandon Bradley SERVICES ENTRUSTED TO: Mountain View Mortuary & Cemetery

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