Tamika Lashaie Williams was born on August 2, 1975. Beautiful and strong-willed, she won scholastic honors in high school and made strong, lasting friendships. She was known to her friends as Mika.
According to her obituary, she took Spanish classes and began speaking more Spanish than her husband, Mario, whose ancestors were Spanish speakers.
Tamika died in April, 2004, from eclampsia at 36 weeks of pregnancy. She was 28 years old.
This quilt panel was created by Stephanie McDonnell.