MITCHELL, Ms. Tara L.-age 50, of Flint, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at McLaren-Flint. Funeral services will be held 1:00pm Friday, June 7, 2019 with a 12:00pm family hour at Sheldon T. Banks Funeral Chapel 3021 S. Dort Hwy., Flint, MI 48507. Pastor Donald Stevens officiating.
Miss Tara L. Thompson-Mitchell transitioned from labor to reward at McLaren Hospital on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Tara was born on April 25, 1969 in Flint, Michigan to James and Ann Thompson. As a resident of Flint, She attended elementary, middle and high school. Tara attended Mott Community College and graduated from Ross Medical Center. Tara was a faithful caregiver for Willowbrook Manor. She enjoyed uplifting the spirit of others in their time of need. Most importantly, she enjoyed her time with her family and friends. Being a mother was her greatest joy. Tara loved visiting her sister in Atlanta and she looked forward to their daily phone calls. Tara loved the singer Prince and every time she heard him sing, she sang and that raised everyone's spirit.
Miss Tara L. Thompson leaves to cherish her memory: son, DeShane Reed; daughter, DeAsha Mitchell; stepdaughter, D'Shawna Harris; grandchildren, Chevy Reed and Zula Reed (family dogs) all of Flint; brother, Mark Thompson Sr. of Dallas, TX; sister, Andrea Thompson of Atlanta, GA; nephews, Mark II, Justin and Jaleel Thompson; niece, Alysa Thompson; uncles, Napoleon Moore and Martindale Fitzpatrick; aunts, Hattie Moore and Josephine Fitzpatrick; great uncles, Nickson, Miller Emerson and Bell Cunningham; great aunts, Laura Nickson, Eloise Jemerson and Pat Cunningham; cousins, Elder Franklin and Barbara Garrison, Little Frank Garrison, Shariee Garrison, Eboni Bishop, Art and Cheryl Carter, Keith Moore, James Walker, Margaret Walker, Jezette Moore, Nathaniel Moore, Denise Jones, Marion Walker, Delores Richardson, Jay and Talichia Richardson, Kristina Jones, Ida Cunningham, Angela Hyde -Cotton and Aaron and Pamela Hyde; mother-in-law, Debra Mitchell; daughter-in-law, Precious Dunson; a host of other relatives and friends including special friends, Sonya Hood, Precious Carlton, Carmen LaFlore, Monica Embry, Denelle Parker, Kimi Edmonds, Sabrina Collins, Shane and Nicole Reed, Lisa Reed, Gary Shelton, Chandra Ingersol, Doris Thomas, Earl Bell, Ayana Ages, Nakita and Imani Womack, Sharon Lovett and Reggie Galaspy.
Tara was preceded in death by: mother, Ann Thompson; father, James Thompson; grandfathers, Sandy Fitzpatrick and Floyd Thompson; grandmothers, Marie Fitzpatrick and Naomi Thompson; aunts, Margaret Ann Jordan and Ozella Walker; uncles, Mack Hollis, Floyd Thompson Jr., Frank Thompson, Wendell (Butch) Fitzpatrick and William Thompson.