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Tia M Higginbotham (Bernaciak)

December 24, 1982 ~ May 17, 2022 (age 39)

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Tia M. Higginbotham (Bernaciak) entered the presence of the Lord unexpectedly on May 17th, 2022. 

Tia was born on December 24th,1982 in Akron Ohio. Prior to moving to Elyria, she lived in Medina, where she attended school and received her High School Diploma with honors. Tia enjoyed spending time with family and friends and walking her dogs. She loved camping, taking family vacations and being a stay-at-home mom and a housewife.  

She leaves to mourn her Husband Joseph Higginbotham, her 3 children, daughters Jurnee Higginbotham, Jia Higginbotham and her son Izaiah Higginbotham. Her Father Kevin (Margaret) Bernaciak, Grandmother Shirley Ann Thompson. Sister Jennifer (Jack) Cornell, and a brother William Bernaciak.  Her aunts Geri Lynn Pohly and Juli Hiner, and an Uncle Dale (Diane) Bernaciak. Mother and father-in-law Kandace and Joseph Ivey, Sister in laws Leila Beard, Lisa (Deonte’) Cowsette, Brother in laws Julius (Tara) Higginbotham, Michael Higginbotham and Eddie Sikora, Cousins Cortney (Patrick) Pohly, John (Brandi) Hiner and Kimberly (Ed) Strock. Nieces Ji’aire Beard, Jerzey Beard, Grace Higginbotham, Isla Cowsette, Faith Higginbotham, and Glori Kelly Nephews Jarrod Fisher and Deonte’ Cowsette Jr. 

She was proceeded in death by her mother Shirlynn Thompson, grandparents Lavern and Edward Bernaciak and Her uncle Gerald "Butch" Thompson. 

Tia will be missed; however, her beautiful soul will live through us, and she will be remembered for being A Great Wife and Mother.

Family welcomes friends to attend a viewing on Friday June 3, 2022, at 11:00 am until time of service at 12:00 pm at Carter Funeral Home 127 W Bridge St, Elyria OH.  

         "Will be followed by balloon release at cascade park"

Arrangements entrusted to Carter Funeral Home Inc- 440-244-5200 

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