A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, July 21, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Greater Saint Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Lubbock. Following the service, Tara will be laid to rest at the City of Lubbock under the direction of Griffin Mortuary.
Viewing for family and friends to pay their respects will take place on Thursday, July 20, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Griffin Mortuary Chapel.
She was born on April 29th, 1971 in Lubbock, Texas to the loving parents Mr. Jerry Lee Johnson Jr. and Mrs. Freddie Mae Johnson.
Tara was a remarkable individual who touched the lives of many throughout her time on Earth. She attended Lubbock public schools and successfully graduated from Lubbock Estacado in the year 1989. Tara's commitment to education demonstrated her dedication to personal growth and self-improvement.
From an early age, Tara embraced her faith and accepted Christ into her life. Her strong spiritual foundation guided her actions and provided a source of strength during challenging times.
Tara's career spanned over 25 years in the Medical Field as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Her compassion and dedication to caring for others were evident in every interaction she had with patients and fellow healthcare professionals. Tara's commitment to serving others reflected her kind-hearted nature and unwavering commitment to making a positive difference in people's lives.
Family was incredibly important to Tara. She cherished being a mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, and friend. However, nothing brought her more joy than being the best "GiGi" (grandmother) anyone could ask for. Her grandchildren meant the world to her and brought immense happiness into her life.
In addition to her role as a caregiver within her profession, Tara nurtured deep relationships with those around her. She shared unique bonds with many friends who held special places in her heart. Her vibrant personality made her a one-of-a-kind individual who naturally gravitated towards bringing joy into other people's lives.
Music played a significant role in Tara's life, particularly as an ardent fan of Mary J. Blige - she proudly claimed the title of being Mary J. Blige's number one fan. Whether she was singing along to her favorite songs or enjoying the melodies that touched her soul, music was a constant source of happiness for Tara.
Tara will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
She is preceded in death by her Father Mr. Jerry Lee Johnson Jr., sister Ms. Jeana D. White, stepmother Barbara Johnson, special friend Sarada Judie, and parental grandparents.
She leaves behind a legacy of love and cherished memories. Tara is survived by her beloved mother Mrs. Freddie Mae Johnson, two daughters Taricea "Monae" Robinson (Christopher) and Jerricea "Pooh" McKinzie, and two adored granddaughters Cyrah Jea'Nese and Cyrahian Jeanelle.
Tara's significant other Anwon Martin, stepson Anwon Martin Jr., nephew Tony White, niece Kasheena White, great-nephew Roderick Perry Jr., and great-nieces Jer'Rhiaya Perry and Rh'Janee Perry were all beloved members of her extended family whom she held dear.
She also leaves behind close cousins Deborah "Bora" White and Fred Burgess, as well as bonus sisters Nicole Ross, Linda Carol Jordan, Fannie Anderson, goddaughter Laila Nealy, bonus daughter Tamika Harris, and a special aunt Hazel Washington. Tara's circle of love extended far and wide with many other cherished family members and friends who held a special place in her heart.
Tara A. Johnson's life was a testament to compassion, love, and selflessness. She will always be remembered for her infectious laughter, warm smile, and unwavering dedication to her loved ones. As we say goodbye to Tara, let us hold onto the beautiful memories and the impact she made on all our lives. May her soul rest in eternal peace.