Tara's wonder life began on June 4, 1962, in Kansas City, MO. Being the fourth child of two great parents, Charlie and Priscilla Jones. Tara was raised and lived in Kansas City her entire life. Attending Manual High School and graduating from Paseo High School in 1980. Tara was immensely proud of being a member of the Paseo Pirates Class of 1980. Afterwards, attending Penn Valley Community College, studying Fashion Merchandising.
For several years Tara was an active member of Memorial Church International, under the leadership-of Apostle Larry Aiken and Paster Olivia Aiken. Being a member of several ministries, holding high her Deaconess status.
As a teenager Tara began working at St. Luke's Hospital, where her tenure lasted nearly twenty years. She later worked at Truman Medical Center-Lakewood and then Shelter KC, starting in 2008. At Shelter KC is where Tara really felt the ministry of helping the less fortunate. She went above and beyond the call of duty as Tara was often commended and awarded for her efforts by the City of Kansas City, Harvesters Food Network and as a Black Woman of Distinction by Friends of Yates, among others for her service and dedication.
While still in high school Tara met the lifelong love of her life, Derrick Richardson. After dating for a few years, they were married on June 7, 1986. To this union one child was born, Derrick Rashad. Committed to their vows, Tara and Derrick enjoyed this marriage for thirty-five wonderful years.
Tara was genuinely loved and adored by many. Having a deep and great affection for family and close friends. Her passions were shopping, spending time and enjoying fun and laughs with family and friends, and more shopping. She was preceded in death by both parents and a brother (Milton Jones). To cherish her memory and legacy, Tara is survived by her husband Derrick, son Derrick Rashad Richardson, sister Carolyn Bates and brothers Charles Jones and Steven Jones along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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