Tamika was born on December 16, 1975 to Cynthia Jones Bostick and James Solomon. Her birth brought phenomenal joy to the lives of her parents. She and her mother were often referred to as “Two Peas in a Pod.” Their love for each other was unconditional and is evident in the memories they created from birth to adulthood.
Tamika was educated in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. She attended White Bluff Elementary, Hubert Middle School, and was a 1994 honor graduate of Robert W. Groves High School in Garden City, Georgia. She was involved in many clubs and service-oriented activities. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Georgia Southern University in 1998 and completed a second bachelor’s degree from DeVry University in order to enhance her career opportunities in the global society. While matriculating at the various universities, Mika was still incomplete until Christopher LeVar Manes entered the equation. They met, fell in love, became engaged and decided to spend their lives together as ONE for ALL eternity. God spoke to Chris’ spirit saying... “Therefore, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24, NKJV) Mika told her mother that Chris was the LOVE of her life and they were joined in Holy Matrimony on October 8, 2005. A year later, they were blessed with an incredible baby girl, Christina Latrece Manes, on October 29, 2006.
Tamika was always purpose driven and equipped academically to market her skills. She was employed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and later by Summit Resources in the area of Data Base Management. She was a loyal, dedicated, “pro-active” employee. She was often referred to as an asset to her employers; however, Mika and Chris observed the inquisitive nature of their daughter (Christina) and decided to give her the best opportunities to succeed in life. Christina’s ability to articulate her understanding of things she observed, and her exceptional qualitative/quantitative skills were the guiding forces in the decision-making processes concerning her welfare. Christina’s parents always placed God first in their lives, family second, and everything else falls into place. They collectively decided that Mika would retire so that she could devote one hundred percent of her time to holistically nurturing Christina’s physical, emotional, and academic needs. Chris was very resourceful in making sure the plan was implemented and carried out. Christina continues to soar in all areas of academia and her parents/family are extremely proud of her success thus far.
During Tamika’s forty-four years, she touched the lives of the young and the old. She was a perfectionist, an avid reader, organizer, and extremely creative. Graphic Design was one of her hobbies and she showcased her talent through designing wedding programs and invitations. She enjoyed traveling, shopping (for herself and others), and planning family gatherings.
Tamika was a kindhearted person with a heart of gold. Some days were great, and some days were exceptionally trying at best; however, when we reflect back over her life, her good days outweighed her bad days and we won’t complain! God smiled on her and she was blessed beyond measure. Now that her earthly journey is over she leaves the following to celebrate her legacy: Her husband of fourteen years, Christopher LeVar Manes, her daughter Christina Latrece Manes (both of Cumming Georgia), parents Randy (Cynthia Jones) Bostick, father and mother-in-law, Stephen (Doreatha-deceased) Manes, paternal grandmother Ernestine Douglas and the late maternal grandparents, Allen and Helen Jones all of Savannah Georgia. Three loving sisters, Jessica Bostick, Alisha Bryant (both of Savannah Georgia), Dewanda Flagg Evans, Seattle WA, two brothers, James Anthony Solomon and Robert Jenkins (both of Savannah Georgia), and a host of In-Laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
“May the Work I’ve Done Speak for Me!”
Visitation will be held at McDonald and Son Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Thursday July 16, 2020. The “Celebration of Life” service will be in the chapel of McDonald and Son Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. following the visitation
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