Tamika Loree Mangum


Tamika Loree’ Mangum was born on September 17, 1981. She departed this life on November 14, 2023, at OSU Hospital.

Tamika proceeded in death by her mother, Marlys Mangum.

She leaves to mourn her passing, two sisters, Kamaria and Natousha Mangum; five nieces, Danae, Nakyla, Dionna, Ah’Niyah, and Kamryn; grandparents, Beverly Edwards, Louis (Emma) Mangum; uncle, Dwight (Charlene); her special aunt, Cheryl (John) Carter; aunts, Kee’ (Brian) Mosley, Teddra (Damon) Parish; a high school best friend, Tasha Morgan; her baby kitten, Nola; and a host of cousins, and friends.

Tamika was a graduate from Mifflin High School class of 1999, then went on and graduated from Cincinnati University in 2001 for Early Childhood Education. Tamika took her education experience to CDCFC Head Start where she started her teaching career. Tamika then went back to college and proudly received her bachelor’s in science in Social Work from The Ohio State University in 2012! She then started her social work career at Columbus area until she moved on to the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Tamika enrolled back into college at Capella University where she was working on her master’s degree, however her sickness got in the way of her completing, but in our hearts she already Mastered it!

Tamika’s life was cut short but her time here on earth, she lived as much as she could; Traveling all over enjoying the world. She loved watching football as she was most proud to cheer for The Ohio State Buckeyes! Her proudest title was Aunt Meka. She loved her nieces more than anyone. Everyone that met Tamika knew she was an aunt. Tamika’s last special words to her nieces were, “Y’all made my life.” Tamika left a mark in all of our lives, and she will be missed each and every day, our Golden Girl.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Fred and Deborah Turner

    As Jesus said in John 14:1-2 “Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. In my Fathers house there are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you.” Tamika received the promise that all believers have received. Our prayers are with her family who now are left to grieve her home-going.

  2. Christina Dameron

    Tamika I first met you in 9th grade Mrs Banks class. You’re one of the most intelligent women I’ve ever met and we clicked on the first day. Your laugh made me laugh. You passed the day before my bday. I’ve been so sad but happy you’re no longer in pain. Fly High Beautiful, take your place. God said well done my friend.

  3. Vivian Hopkins & Family

    Dwight Magnum and Family. We are saddened to learn about the loss of your loved one. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all during this challenging time.

  4. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Tamika had one of the most luminous souls of anyone I had ever met. In her presence everything felt lighter and more peaceful. I will treasure our friendship for as long as I live. I’m so grateful for the time we got to spend together and all the wisdom she had shared during her time here. Wishing her family much love and healing during this time.

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