Tanji LaShea Readus-Price

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Tanji LaShea Readus-Price departed this life on July 9, 2013, at Heritage Health in Springfield.

She was born Sept. 4, 1961, in Memphis Tenn., the daughter of Dessie Ree and Julius Readus.

Tanji was employed at Community Care of Springfield, Ill., as a Caregiver, with prior employment as a Case Manager at Contact Ministries and a childcare provider at multiple daycare facilities.

Due to the many years she worked helping others, she leaves many children and families whose lives she touched who will miss her presence.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Dessie Ree and Julius Readus, and two sisters, Myra Kay Lott and Mary Readus.

She leaves to cherish memories her husband, Charles Hunter III; son, David Readus; daughters: Shawna Readus, Khoran Readus and Rebecca Schumacher; brothers: Jessie Readus (Molly) of Dublin, Miss., M'Banna Kantako (Dia) of Springfield, Ill., Anthony Readus of Atlanta, Ga., Patrick Readus (Daneen) of Edwardsville, Ill., Bryant Pace (Tarvis) of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Byron Pace of Collinsville, Ill.; sisters: Dorothea Brooks (Julius) of Columbus, Ohio, Berlinda Thomas of Springfield, Ill., Luella Hammonds of Memphis, Tenn., Carol Lloyd (Curtis) of Decatur, Ga., Jacqueline Readus of Springfield, Ill., and Lynn Readus and Patrice Readus both of Memphis, Tenn; 15 grandchildren with three on the way and a host of relatives and friends.

A Purple Celebration of Life Gathering will be held Sunday, July 21, 2013, at South Wind Park, 4965 S. 2nd Street, Springfield, IL 62703 from 4-9 p.m.

For more information, contact 217-572-6616.

Published in The State Journal-Register on July 16, 2013