Tamika Nidessa Joplin, 47, of Red Jacket, WV departed this life Friday, October 16, 2020 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV. Born November 1, 1972 in Williamson, WV, she was the daughter of Wanda Culumns Joplin of Red Jacket, WV and the late James Irving “Butch” Joplin Sr.
In addition to her daddy, she was also preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Willie and Pleasant Joplin Sr., her maternal grandparents, Odessa and Drue E. Culumns Sr., and her best friend, Lora “Fuzz” Blankenship.
Tamika was a graduate of Matewan High School and WV State University where she received a degree in Criminal Justice. Following graduation, she worked as a corrections officer at the Southwestern Regional Jail. She also worked in daycare and as a DJ.
Survivors, in addition to her mother, include her brothers, Kelvin Spotts and James I. Joplin Jr.; her sisters, Tara Wilder and Deidre (Darren) Jackson; her nieces and nephews; Jazzmonique and Helena Spotts, Derrick Little, Cherokee Dickerson, Tyshira Joplin, Tiara Wilder, Madison Sergent, Aashana Joplin Jackson, Kaden Smith, Keziah Joplin, Keathan Joplin Jackson, Jreson Joplin, Keagan Scales, and Alexis Little. Also surviving is a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, many others that she “adopted” as her own nieces and nephews, and numerous friends.
Homegoing services will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 12:00 pm at the Christ Temple Church in Williamson, WV with Pastor Ronald Joplin and Elder Thomas Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. View Memory Gardens at Maher, WV with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday evening at the Christ Temple Church in Williamson, WV.
In accordance with current state mandates concerning COVID19, a mask or other facial covering is recommended and adherence to social distancing guidelines.
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