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Tamika Lashaye Cotton

September 16, 1982 ~ January 26, 2024 (age 41) 41 Years Old

Tamika Cotton Obituary

Ms. Tamika Lashaye Cotton, age 41 of Sanford, NC transitioned to eternal rest Friday, January 26, 2024.

Celebrating the life of Tamika LaShaye Cotton, daughter of the late Lorrie Ann Cotton and the late Paul Cotton, was born September 16, 1982 and departed her life January 26, 2024.

“Shay Shay” as she was affectionately known, received her education in Trenton NJ and Lee County School systems.

“Shay Shay” enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and especially her grand kids.  She was employed with Pentair until she became disabled.  She enjoyed cooking, Taco salad was her specialty.  She was truly a giver and generously shared all she had.  She was a people person, never met a stranger, a social butterfly.  She was loving, caring and had an infectious smile. She will be missed by many.

She leaves to cherish her memories; two daughters, Destyni Cotton of the home; and Kayla Cotton of Charlotte, NC; her son, Raleak Cotton, US Navy, Pensacola FL; one sister, Jasmine Cotton of Sanford, NC; one brother Tony R. Barrett Jr., US Navy, Norfolk, VA; grandchildren, Nova Cotton, Londyn Smith, Wynter Smith of Sanford, NC; Kairo Maye of Charlotte, NC; grandmother, Geraldine Jones of Sanford, NC; aunts, Jacinta “Jap” Johnson of Sanford NC, Carol Jones and Carolyn Jones of Petersburg, VA; uncles, Roland Jones of Clayton, NC; Charles B. Covington of Maryland, Edward L. Jones Jr. (Betty) of New Jersey, and Chris Richmond (Deborah) of Sanford, NC; nieces, Kaitlyn Palmer, Kimani Cotton, and Ke’Asia Cotton; nephews, Trey Burch and Kenneth Cotton III; special cousins, Shamis Bush and Darius McKeithen; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Flower Delivery
February 9, 2024

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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719 Wall St.
Sanford, NC 27330

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February 9, 2024

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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719 Wall St.
Sanford, NC 27330

Funeral Service
February 10, 2024

12:00 PM
Macedonia AME Zion Church
1225 Gulf Road
Gulf, NC 27256


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