October 8, 2001 - September 27, 2020
Miss Tyesha Mae Thomas, 18, of Peoria, IL passed away at 4:41 am on Sunday, September 27, 2020. Tyesha, also known as “Pretty Eyes” was born on October 8, 2001 in Peoria, IL to Patricia Thomas and Henry Shaffer. Tyesha was a 2020 Manual Academy graduate. She was full of life! She loved to dance, take pictures and make videos of herself. She also loved being around her siblings, friends and her little nieces and nephews. Tyesha leaves to cherish her most precious memories, her parents, Patricia Thomas and Henry Shaffer; three brothers, Jonathan Shaffer, Jeremy Shaffer and Akiva Rainer, Jr.; six sisters, LaTasha Shaffer, LaTisha Shaffer, Patricia Shaffer, Iesha Shaffer, Octavia Rainer and Leticia Rainer; special cousins, Star and Shala; a host of loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who adored Tyesha; also a special friend, Alaysa Williams. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Gracie Mae Thomas, two uncles, Eddie Chalk and Robert Chalk and one aunt, Shirley Chalk. A private funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Faith Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C. with a visitation beginning at 10 am. Elder Felton Beck, Jr. will bring words of comfort to the family. Tyesha will be laid to rest at Parkview Cemetery. Simons Mortuary is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at SimonsMortuary.com. The funeral service will be live-streamed on Simons Mortuary's Website or Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Simons-Mortuary-232095303487150 promptly at the time of the service. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing and attendance limits will be observed. The sanctuary can socially distance and seat a limit of 50 or less people. All others will be able to flow through and view prior to beginning the Celebration of Life Ceremony. As the States begin re-opening in response to the Global Coronavirus Pandemic, some people are returning to their previous normal living standards. Unfortunately, we are now in our new normal as unreal and sometimes uncomfortable as the socially distancing and continuous use of protective masks may feel. *In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we ask that everyone in attendance: wear a face mask and refrain from hugging, kissing and shaking hands (as hard as it is to see someone you care about and not touch them). Thanks in advance for your cooperation! *It is our responsibility as Funeral Directors, to do everything we can to advise families in order to honor our beloved Families and to keep everyone as safe as possible.
Miss Tyesha Mae Thomas, 18, of Peoria, IL passed away at 4:41 am on Sunday, September 27, 2020. Tyesha, also known as “Pretty Eyes” was born on October 8, 2001 in Peoria, IL to Patricia Thomas and Henry Shaffer. Tyesha was a 2020... View Obituary & Service Information
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