|Birth: ||Jul. 29, 1973|
|Death: ||Sep. 13, 2008|
WILLIAMSBURG - On July 29, 1973, at 6:56 a.m., a beacon of light shone in the image of an angel named Tarika Lolita Blizzard. Born to parents Lawrence and Sandra Blizzard, Tarika was a gifted child walking and talking by the time she was 9 months old. She had a hunger for knowledge and was a brilliant child who read on the third grade level in the first grade. She attended Frances Asbury and Benjamin Syms Schools where she was involved in several programs.
Tarika attended Kecoughtan High School where she was a formidable member of the forensics club. Upon graduation, she entered the U.S Army Reserve and Norfolk State University where she excelled in Academia, receiving several scholarships. Tarika was a proud member of the Gamma Nu Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., until several bouts of TTP sidelined her activities.
During her career, Tarika held several positions to include customer service advocate for the City of Hampton, Coleman and Associates for Verizon, Secretary for the Surry County Historical Society and Executive Assistant to the Vice President of the Colonial Wlliamsburg Foundation.
Tarika was a member of the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia. Taraika made long lasting friendships with her former co-workers. One former co-worker would later become the love of her life, Juan Green. Tarika and Juan, active members of Full Gospel Kingdom Church, where they were very involved in the programs sponsored by their pastor, Bishop Felton Hawkins.
On Oct. 25, 2006, Juan Green and Tarika became husband and wife, along with Jasmine, Juan's daughter, they became a loving and caring family. Together they formed the spoken word team of 'Slim & Blizz' and composed the CD entitled 'Testimonial Vibe'. Tarika and Juan have appeared in several venues including Georgetown University, and many church festivals and civic organizations to share their life in the spirit.
Tarika and Juan learned that Tarika was pregnant in March after an episode of TTP.
They never wavered in their faith. They lived their lives to the glory of God. They felt the presence in their lives and knew that regardless of the outcome of the situation everything would be okay.
Tarika knew the risks associated with her pregnancy, trusted in God, and was willing to give everything for her family. On Sept. 13, 2008, seven months pregnant, joyously waiting to have her baby, Tarika gave herself for the good of her very much loved daughter, Bailey Jade Green.
Tarika leaves behind to cherish in her love, her husband, Juan; daughters, Jasmine and Bailey; her mother, Sandra Allen-Blizzard; her father, Lawrence Blizzard (Joyce); a sister, Lauren; brother, Aaron; a host of special aunts, uncles, among the uncles, one special uncle, Stanley Boone; many friends an associates.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Full Gospel Kingdom Church, 3114 Washington Ave., Newport News, with Bishop Felton Hawkins, officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul Holiness Church Cemetery, Surry.
Viewing will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions, 2609 Cunningham Drive, Hampton and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Mrs. Green will lie-in-state at the church one hour prior to the service Friday at the Church.
An account has been established for Bailey Jade Green at the Bank of America. Donations can be made at any Bank of America location, Sept. 18, 2008, and anytime thereafter. Deposits should be made to Virginia account number 435011962650. Please make deposits by check payable to Juan A. Green. Thank you for your prayers and support.
Arrangements by Poole's Funeral Home, Sabrina Hardy-Newby, Funeral Directress, 757-357-4742 View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Saint Paul Holiness Church Cemetery
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