Tina Kay Droscha
Pray Funeral Home, Inc.
401 West Seminary
Charlotte, MI 48813
Tina Kay (Wilson) Droscha Tina Kay (Wilson) Droscha went to be with her Lord on Monday, January 2, 2012 after a long and courageous struggle with recurrent breast cancer. She was born in Marion, Indiana to Howard and Robertha Wilson on July 21, 1961. The family moved to Charlotte when Tina was only a few weeks old. Tina developed a love for music at an early age. She sang in the choir at First Baptist Church in Charlotte, MI (FBC Charlotte) from the first grade, and was a part of the 'unending chain of musicians' known as the Charlotte High School Band Program. After graduating from Charlotte High in 1979, Tina attended Judson University where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Vocal Music in 1982. After graduating from Judson, Tina married her hometown sweetheart, Brian Droscha. She worked for Merrill Lynch from 1983 until 1994, when she accepted a position with Board of Realty Information Systems. From 2003 to 2005 she served as assistant to the Executive Minister of American Baptist Churches of Michigan. In 2005 she accepted a position as administrative assistant for the Michigan Chamber of Commerce where she was employed until her passing. Tina was a lifelong member of FBC Charlotte. It was there that she was able to continue sharing her love and talent for music by performing solos, singing with the choir, and serving as a worship pianist. Tina was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997. After a five-year remission, Tina was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in 2002. Tina was given a limited prognosis, but she far outlived the doctors' predictions. In an October 2011 article with the Lansing State Journal, Tina was quoted as saying, "I chose to live like I was living with cancer instead of dying from it." She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Brian, daughter Bethany (Matt) Suckrow, and sons Jacob and Adam; her mother, Robertha Wilson and sister, Beverly, both of Janesville, WI; her brother Keith (Sherry) Wilson of Mt. Sterling, KY; and sister Ruth Anne Quinn of Baker City, OR; many nieces and nephews; lifelong friend Debbie (Rohdy) Reid of Charlotte, dear friend Debra Redman of Maumee, OH, and many other special friends. Visitation will be held Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Charlotte with Reverend Robin Crouch officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church or Eaton Community Hospice in Charlotte. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.prayfuneral.com

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Published by Lansing State Journal on Jan. 4, 2012.
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I will never forget how Tina guided me through my own battle with cancer and prayed such comforting and helpful words. What a special friend she has been since we first met at Judson some 30+ years ago. What a joy to share weddings, children, jobs and even health challenges. She will be greatly missed by so many. My prayers will continue for Brian and the family during this difficult time.
Beth Davenport
January 14, 2012
I am praying for you. You and Tina both have made such a positive difference in the lives of so many. Praise God that as Christ followers we have the assurance of eternity together. I love you brother!
Dan Ridge
January 6, 2012
It seems such a short time ago when that laughing girl and I were Judson classmates. Hers was a heart that sought (and found) what was positive. I can hear her voice in my memory and it always makes me smile. Praying for God's grace for you all.
Melissa Allen Munnell
January 6, 2012
Dear Brian and Family,
We are so sorry to learn that Tina has lost her courageous battle with cancer. May God comfort you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jim and Darlene Hills
January 5, 2012
Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.May God be with the family during this time.
Jo Barragan
January 5, 2012
Brain and Family are thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Rod and Mindy Hadanek
January 5, 2012
My heart and prayers are with you all today. Praising God that Aunt Tina is with Jesus. Sending my love.
Rebecca Wilson
January 5, 2012
May God be with the family during this time of loss. Tina was a wonderful, caring and loving person. I know that she is now rejoicing in the glory of Jesus where we will see here again someday.
Kevin Berg
January 5, 2012
May you find comfort, in knowing that the Lord has welcomed a new 'choir member' into the heavenly choir; we thank the Lord, that she is no longer suffering!
What a 'lady' she was; never complaining, and always encouraging to others; may God bless your family, as He leads you on, each day. The blessed promise that we all will be together one day, is our eternal hope. Love you all, Jack and Susan
Susan and Jack Taylor
January 4, 2012
Our dear friend, Tina Droscha, will be deeply missed by our church family and throughout our community. Tina's love and devotion to The Lord, her family and friends is exemplary. We will forever cherish our memories of Tina, including the laughter we shared at the GOP Convention in Grand Rapids and the celebration of worship together at The First Baptist Church in Charlotte. Our thoughts & prayers go out to the Droscha & Wilson family, Tina's friends and neighbors...May The Good Lord help you find comfort in the loving memories you have to cherish forever with Tina.
Sheriff Mike & Mrs. Laurie Raines
January 4, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Nora Williams-Sharp
January 4, 2012
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
Joe Pray and the Staff of Pray Funeral Home
January 4, 2012