Taleigha “T” Vanderlyn Greene, 10, passed away at her home in Central Park surrounded by family and friends on Saturday, August 10, 2013, after battling a brain tumor. Taleigha was born May 22, 2003, in Aberdeen to Tony Greene and Tonya Bowen. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her, but missed most by her large family.
The small hands of a child wrap easily around our adult hearts. I don’t remember the first time we met, it seems as though we have always loved her. Much like her pictures, Taleigha was always smiling and laughing. Her silly and spontaneous nature, and crazy sense of humor and style made her unique.
We will forever miss her as someone to share in our lives down here on Earth, but know we will be touched daily by the memories created by her presence.
“T” was raised in Central Park and attended Central Park Elementary where she had many friends. She enjoyed crafting, making a mess, playing with her dogs, riding bikes, hanging out with her best friend Kaylee, beading, camping, anything related to water activities, cooking, shopping and golf. She loved making those around her smile with her beautiful “T” smile. She played in the Montesano Girls Softball Association (MSGA) where she played for the Wildcats and the Lions.
Taleigha is survived by her loving family, father, Tony Greene of Tukwila; her mother and step-father, Tonya and Travis Davis and brother, Tyvon Bowen of Central Park; half-brother, Deshaun Greene of Seattle; step -sister, Necia Davis of Grand Junction, Colorado; nannie and bompie, Barb and Kevin McManus of Hoquiam; and grandma, Vanderlyn Greene of Bronx, N.Y.
Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2013, in the chapel at Harrison Family Mortuary located at 311 W. Market St. in Aberdeen. A memorial service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 19th at the Montesano High School gymnasium and a reception will follow across the street at the Montesano Church of God.
In lieu of flowers the family requests the memorial donations be made to Mary Bridge Brigade, Hematology/Oncology Dept., P.O. Box 5299, MS: 311-1-MBB, Tacoma, Washington 98415
Please visit www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com to sign the online book of memories or to light a memorial candle.