Monthly Archives: July 2014

PTSA Board for 2014 – 2015

  • President:                         Tavia Barnes                        
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  • Vice President          Sequoa Callaway – Goggins
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  • Secretary                           Mai Harvey                         
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  • Treasure                            Annette Carr                        
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  • Parlimentarian                  Laurie Vesper                        
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Sad news

It is with a sad and heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of a former student Laterrika Freeman.

Laterrika was a 14-year old, healthy, student-athlete who played basketball, was an honor student, and played the saxophone in the Tapp MS Band. She was member of the 6th-8th Grade McEachern Indians Basketball Team as well a member of Peak Performance AAU Team. She had aspirations of one day playing in the WNBA where she would be a dominating point guard– she was the total package: smart, respectful, beautiful, but most of all, a humble and God-fearing spirit. Anyone who met her would easily fall in love with her beautiful smile and gravitate to her outgoing personality.

Shortly, after graduating from Tapp Middle School’s 8th grade, she visited the new water park at Six Flags back at the end of May–she was actually there the day it opened. She started feeling sick the night she came home. Upset stomach, sore throat and a bad cough. She went from Kennestone, to Scottish Rite to Emory hospitals. These past few weeks her lungs had gotten worse with some type of bacterial infection. She was put on a breathing machine in the in the hospital and this past Thursday, July 17, 2014 a blood clot formed that the machine did not catch. She was without oxygen for 7 minutes. Her blood pressure progressively dropped and once she was removed from the machine she passed.

Fundraiser and Balloon Release: Thursday, 7/24/14 @ 6:30 – 9:00 pm Ron Anderson Recreation Center 3820 Macedonia Rd Powder Springs, GA 30127 Balloon Release @ 7:30 pm. (Please bring royal blue and white balloons to be released)

Viewing Friday 7/25/14 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Willie Watkins Funeral Home (Douglasville) 8312 Dallas Hwy. Douglasville, GA 30134 770-489-6751

Funeral Service Saturday 7/26/14 @ 1:00 pm Zion Baptist Church 165 Lemon St NE, Marietta, GA 30060

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Please keep the Freeman family in your thoughts and prayers.