A MESSAGE FROM THE FAMILY

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OBITUARY

Tanya Rich

July 12, 1954December 28, 2020
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Tanya Marie Higdon Rich passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020 in Bossier City, LA at the age of 66. She was born July 12, 1954 in Fairview Heights, IL to Earl James Higdon Sr. and Alma Rose Kniser. She graduated from Northwestern State University as a Registered Nurse in 1997. She worked at Willis Knighton Rehab for 22 years before retiring in July of 2020. She was a caring nurse who treated each patient as her own family.

She was a loving mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family. She loved to go on shopping trips, mainly to the Canton and Allen Outlet Mall Coach Store with her family and friends. She enjoyed crafting and making her many trips to Kirkland’s, Michael’s and Hobby Lobby. She often purchased or made items to gift her family and friends. She was a huge animal lover and adopted many of her dogs from local shelters. Tanya never met a stranger and always talked to everyone with a smile on her face. Left to cherish her memory are her two children, Melissa Jones and husband T.J. and Christopher Murphy; two grandsons, Tyler Jones and Tripp Jones; brother, Earl James Higdon Jr.; sister-in-law, Yvonne Rich Young; niece, Jena Darling and husband Doug; nephew, Kevin Young and wife Keith; and the father to her two beautiful children, Derriel Rich.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Michael Higdon; and sister, Avalena.

A memorial visitation for Tanya will be held Friday, March 5, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, 8801 Mansfield Rd, Shreveport, Louisiana 71108. Following the visitation a Memorial Service to celebrate her life will begin at 3:30 PM.

The family would like to express their gratitude to her friends and work family for supporting them during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pet Savers, the Humane Society or any local animal shelter to honor Tanya.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Friday, March 5, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, March 5, 2021

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Jessica Gurganus

February 14, 2021

I haven't gotten the luxury of meeting Mrs. Tanya. I wish I had however I have heard she was the owner of our new baby girl Molly. I hope im not over stepping but wanted the family to know that Molly will be loved and cherished by me and my family. I did read about her on the bio and I also share common interests with Mrs Tanya. It may be why Molly took to me instantly. Anyway I just wanted to share with the family that Molly found a furever home in case the shelter doesn't update. Heart felt prayers for the friends and family of Mrs Tanya during your loss. May you all find peace and comfort and may Mrs. Tanya RIP.

Rose Clayton

January 6, 2021

Melissa and Christopher , We're so sorry to learn of Tanya's passing. I will always have fond memories of her and our 30year friendship as neighbors. She made the best chicken and dumplings of anyone I know. We shared a love of gardening and flowers. She was a very sweet person and a friend to all. May God bless you with beautiful memories of your sweet mother.
Rose and Archie Clayton

Christy Holloway

January 5, 2021

Melissa, I’m so sorry! I agree she never talked to you without a smile on her face. Big smile and bright eyes!! My prayers are with you, Tj and the boys. I know she will be greatly missed! Love you! Beautiful words about her life.

Cathy Couch

January 4, 2021

Melissa and Christopher, I am so sorry to learn this news. One thing I know about your mother, she loved her children.

Cathy Couch

Nancy Cole

January 3, 2021

Tanya was my best friend and as she said in my birthday card, my "adopted sister ." She had a heart of gold and will always be in my heart. I miss talking to her everyday about anything and everything. I will miss her terribly.

Ashley Oden

January 3, 2021

I’m generally a shy person but spending time with Tanya came easy. She was the best study buddy I could’ve hoped for when our hospital switched to a new charting system. Her desire to master new material was refreshing and inspiring. Of course she had to end study sessions with something fun- I’ll miss our meals at Outback and shopping trips for fall decorations at Hobby Lobby. She had an eye for beautiful things. Whether it was gardening in her yard, tidying a patient’s room, or giving sweet gifts to neighborhood children. More than anything, she loved talking about her kids’ everyday accomplishments. Her pride for her children was evident to everyone who knew her. I’m forever grateful to have known such a caring nurse and friend.

Peggy Stephens

December 31, 2020

She loved her kids and did all she could for them. She was a good friend and will be missed greatly. May we always remember her kind ways.

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