Ms Tabitha Frances Guyton-Antico, 18, of Lake City passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Tabitha was known by her family and friends as "Taba" and "Bob" by her special friends that she cared so much for. Tabitha was born in Cartersville, Georgia and lived most of her life in Lake City. Tabitha's personality led her to be involved in many school and church activities. She was a former cheerleader at Lake City Middle School, Columbia High School, Fort White High School and Covenant Community School where she graduated from this year, 2012. Tabitha was currently attending the Florida Gateway College and working at Wee Care Day Care in Columbia City. Tabitha was very passionate with children and enjoyed coaching soccer with the Columbia Youth Soccer Association at the Southside Sports Complex. She was a longtime member of the New Life Christian Fellowship and was involved in many church activities such as singing in the choir, her youth group and directing the children's choir. Tabitha also enjoyed photography, swimming and most recently, learning how to fish.
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Survivors include her mother, Tammy Lee Antico (Ben Miller), Lake City; two sisters, Tiffany Howard (Bo), Plumas Lake, CA and Carmella Antico-Rocco, Lake City; her maternal great grandmother, Mary Antico, Bradenton, FL; her maternal grand parents, Dennis and Charlie Antico, Huntsville, AL and Beverly Blevins, Columbus, Ohio; two uncles, Johnny Antico, Atlanta, GA and Jacob Mulder, Jacksonville; her nephew and niece, Rockland and Dakota Howard, Plumas Lake, CA; her bonus parents and sisters, Joe, Mary, Zoey and Denver Shonaker, Lake City, and Molly & Jonathan Finley, Gainesville: and her longtime boyfriend, Shayne Newman, Ft. White. Taba has many, many friends that she cared deeply for in our communities.
Memorial services will be conducted on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the New Life Christian Fellowship on Baya Ave. in Lake City with Pastor Buddy Meloy officiating. Visitation with the family will be from 1-2:00 PM, one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Convenant Community School at 2019 SW Main Blvd., Lake City, FL 32025. Arrangements are under direction of the GUERRY Funeral Home, 2659 SW Main Blvd., Lake City. Please sign the guestbook at www.guerryfuneralhome.net
Published in Lake City Reporter on Sept. 7, 2012