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Tahaira J Sanders

June 30, 1982 ~ August 28, 2019 (age 37)

Obituary

Tahaira J. Sanders, 37, of Indianapolis, formerly Elkhart, passed Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at her home in Indianapolis surrounded by her Family, after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme.  She was born June 30, 1982 in Elkhart to Terry L. Sanders and Otis D. Gary. She graduated from Elkhart Central High School in 2000, and then studied at Ball State University, earning her degree in 2006.  She worked for Regal Beloit as a logistics specialist until her illness forced her retirement.

While a resident of Elkhart, she was a member of St James AME Church where she served selflessly in various capacities.  She was an advocate for brain cancer awareness and was referred to as “Tahaira Tough”.

Left to cherish her memory are:  Mother, Terry L. Sanders-Walker, Elkhart, Fiance, Robert E. Owens II “REO”, Indianapolis, Daughters, Terryn Polk, Indianapolis, Maronica Bailey, Columbus, OH, Sons, Mars Harrison and Reo Owens, Indianapolis, Brother, Rev. Jermaine Sanders (Talisha), Burlington NC, Grandmother, Ozella Gibson, Elkhart, Step Sisters, Angela Bradley, South Bend, Tasha Lufti, Seattle, WA,  Special Dad, Johnny Thomas, Elkhart, Godmother, Barbara Macon, Elkhart, as well as,  Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews and Friends.

Tahaira was preceded in death by her Father, Otis D. Gary, Stepfather, Larry D. Walker, Grandparents, Russell and Marie Sanders, Otis C. Gary, Earl Gibson, Great Grandparents, Genie and Clara Bryson.

Her Homegoing Service will be at 12:00 PM, Saturday, September 7, 2019 at St James AME Church with Rev. Charlie Cross and Rev. Jermaine Sanders officiating.  Visitation will be from 11:00 until the time of service.

Memorial contributions may be directed to, American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
September 7, 2019

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. James A.M.E.
122 Martin Luther King Dr
Elkhart, IN 46516

Funeral Service
Saturday
September 7, 2019

12:00 PM
St. James A.M.E.
122 Martin Luther King Dr
Elkhart, IN 46516

Donations

American Brain Tumor Association
8550 Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 550, Chicago IL 60631

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