|Birth: ||Jan. 6, 1973|
|Death: ||Feb. 15, 1981|
Contra Costa County
TANDRIA SCHLYESE CUMMINGS was born to Peter Charles Young and Bettye Jean Cummings.
Tandria and her sister, Kimberly attended Washington Elementary School. Their entire class turned out for her funeral.
I had no idea my sister had gone out of town. Early morning February 15, 1981, the telephone rang. There was a call from my sister's friend, Basemah. She informed me the girls had been involved in a fire. I was needed right away. I drove as fast as I could to Richmond Hospital, only to find out that Tandria had died.
The doctors wanted to give me a sedative, but I had to find my niece so I could inform my sister what had happened to her daughters. Kimberly was at Brookside Hospital. However, as soon as I arrived, she had just taken her last breath. I had telephoned my brother Walter. As I looked around wondering how this could have happened, he walked in the hospital. I told him both of the girls had died. A young Firefighter had risked his life to go into that burning building. He brought all five children out, 2 lived. That tragic morning, we lost Tandria, Kimberly and Tomasa Johnson. Tomasa's sister, and baby brother had survived. In the face of death, Tandria hid the 2 year old child between the bathtub and toilet, covered him with towels and that unselfish act---saved his life.
The school planted a tree and laid a plaque in their memory. They shall forever be in my heart. These girls leave to remember their beauty, happiness and unselfish love their parents: Bettye Jean Cummings, Peter Charles Young; Grandparents: Oliver Jones Jr. & Fannie P. Jones; Mrs. Felice Young; brothers: Reginald Joseph Cummings, Michael Anthony Cummings; a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and other relatives and friends.
Bettye Jean Cummings (1951 - 1992)
Tandria Schalyese Cummings (1973 - 1981)
Kimberly LaVerne Young (1974 - 1981)*
Always in our hearts
Pacheco Cemetery & Crematory
Contra Costa County
Plot: Section A, Plot 144, Grave 6
Created by: Bishop Ann Ambers
Record added: Dec 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32475616
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