Teira O’Bannon

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Teira Nicole “Era” O’Bannon, age 21. Sunrise February 19, 1996 in Columbus, OH and Sunset April 11, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH.

Teira attended Centennial High School and graduated from ECOT Program. She worked for Girl Scouts of America and Doc Popcorn in Polaris Fashion Place. Her passions were vocal music, animals and photography.

Teira was preceded in death by her grandparents, Teruko and Charles Lee O’Bannon Sr. and Jack Andrew Ferrell; aunt, Jeanette T. Porter and uncle, Kiyoshi O’Bannon.

She leaves to cherish her memory, parents, Tyrone and Sherry L. O’Bannon; brothers, Keir Carpenter and Tyler C. Wilson; sisters Tyra O’Bannon and Sydnie R. Woodruff; grandmother Barbara A. (Charles) Ferrell; uncle, Charles L. (Pam) O’Bannon Jr.; aunts, Stephanie (Robert) Viduya and Jeannice (Steven Sr.) Parrott; ; nieces, Kie, Nevaeh, and Kimora; boyfriend, Robert T. Berdard and a host of cousins and friends.

Visitation 11:00 A.M. Funeral Service 12:00 P.M. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Corinthian Missionary Baptist Church, 3161 E. 5th Avenue. Interment Eastlawn Cemetery

Condolence Messages

  1. To Sherry, Ty and the rest of the family. There are no words to express our deepest shock and sadness at the loss of sweet, beautiful Teira. You are in our prayers during this storm and please know you can contact me with ANYTHING you may need.

    With all of our love,
    Kelley Harris and family

  2. Erin McMichael

    Teira was a beautiful soul and will be greatly missed. We were extremely grateful to have the opportunity to work with her. On behalf of everyone at the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, our sincere condolences for your loss.

  3. Cindi McIntire

    Dear O’Bannon Family,

    I was sorry to hear of Teira’s passing this morning. May I share what a remarkable young woman she was. Our lives crossed each other’s in the evening when I would work late here at Girl Scouts. We would spend a few minutes talking. She was always up beat and kind. I noticed what a hard worker she was and had an opportunity to share this with her company.

    My life has been enriched because of her.

    I am sorry for your unspeakable loss of a child. Please know though she made a difference while she was with us.

    May the Father bring you comfort


  4. To the family and friends of Teira, you have my deepest sympathy in your loss. Death is a difficult situation to face especially when a young person dies prematurely. God’s word tells us at 1 Corinthians 15:22, “For just as in Adam all are dying, so also in the Christ all will be made alive.” May you rely on God’s promises to get you through this difficult period.

  5. May God send you peace and understanding during this very difficult time.

  6. Chelsae Renee'

    To the o’bannon family,
    I am honored to have known teira n kept my friendship with her for 16 years. She had a heart of gold and a smile that lit up the night. She was wise and smart n was there for me through so muchl. She will be missed dearly… I love you Teeā¤ rest easy now…

  7. Tyiesha Hylton

    Hey Tee , wow I cannot believe this but GOD has another purpose for you in heaven . . I love you so much , and I’ll be there to say my final goodbyes My sister FOREVER

  8. I’m really sorry for you loss, she was a really good girl and she will be deeply missed.

  9. Heaven has gained another angel. My condolences to the O’bannon family.

  10. Dear O’Bannon Family

    I had the pleasure to meet Teira while working at Girl Scouts in the evenings. Teira was always upbeat and smiling.
    I am grateful for having the opportunity to meet this remarkable young woman. She will be missed but not forgotten.
    Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain.

  11. Aprill Braswell

    To Th, Sherry, Tyria, and Jenice family stay strong for each other … the family got you and we will make sure things run as smooth as you have laid out … Love you too the moon and back again…


  12. Monique Hammond

    My condolences to you and you’re family sherry.

  13. Words can’t even express the pain and sorrow for the loss of such a beautiful soul. My deepest and heartfelt condolences,Rest In Peace Sis. As you was an Angel on Earth and now in Heaven

  14. Dear O’Bannon family,
    I was so sad to read in the newspaper that Tiera had passed away. As a teacher, I worked with her at Maize Elementary when she was in third and fourth grade. She was a sweet and wonderful girl who worked hard at school. I have thought about her from time to time over the years and will always keep her in my prayers. I am so sorry for your heartbreaking loss.

  15. Sheri Ramos and Darius Walker

    To the O’Bannon family,
    Darius and I heard about Teira today. We are so sad and sorry for your loss. I remember the great times having her as a neighbor. She was such a pretty girl! Spunky, energetic, and special person. I have thought about her throughout the years. I am praying for you both Sherry and Tyrone. Her memories are special to us. Feel free to contact me anytime!

  16. Celia R. Javadi

    I am so sorry for your family’s many losses!

    I only recently found out about Teira’s cousin, Kimiko’s passing in 2012. I was looking for Kimiko’s obituary and the internet gave me Teira’s.

    I knew Kimiko when she was a child and I sometimes worked at a school she went to. She was such a charming, feisty little thing who made me laugh, and it broke my heart to learn she passed away so young. I always hoped she would be able to go forward and have a good life.

    One wonders why any one family has to go through so much. You have my belated yet heart-felt condolences on your loss of both of these two cousins.

  17. I miss you sm man, every allstar weekend we was ov your house watchin iverson & sneakin in the basement trying to scare our dads .. just wanna say I miss her fam & imma keep doing this music until it pop. Ik ur bday tomorrow so happy birthday t Miss u a lot

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