On December 1, 2022, the Lord sent out request for another angel. Tapria Nicole M answered the request and went home to glory with her mother by her side at around 10:15am.
Tapria Nicole M was born in Danville Illinois on October 4, 1972 to Diane (Reed) Sexton and, the father who raised her, Rodric Sexton.
Tapria received her High School diploma at Danville High School in 1990 and then went on to pursue higher education at Tuskegee University in Mobile, AL. Tapria ultimately achieved her PhD in Microbiology at Meharry Medical College. Tapria was an academic, always looking for opportunities to learn.
Tapria was was a loving wife to Terriance Moody who she joined in Holy Matrimony on March 9, 1996. Tapria was a devoted mother to Tatum E. Moody and Terrace D. Moody, whom she adored, proudly home schooled, and ensured they knew the Lord.
Tapria was completely dedicated to the ministry. Tapria was a philanthropist, donating time and money to different organizations that supported education and the ministry. Tapria has been volunteering her time at Second Harvest since 2016, but has volunteered in various locations since moving to Nashville in 1995.
Tapria grew up in the church, through her triumph she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. She attended Mason Temple Church of God in Christ (Danville, Illinois) under the leadership of her grandfather, The late Pastor Lee A. Reed, Sr. Tapria sang in the choir, and was a member of the youth department. At the time of her departure, Tapria was a faithful member of Born Again Church (Nashville) where she served as an intercessory prayer member. Tapria Loved her family very much, so much so, she would be sure that her and her daughters would call each family member on their birthday to sing a special birthday wish and prayed faithfully on the family prayer Zoom call.
Tapria leaves to cherish her memory, her two daughters, Tatum E. Moody and Terrace D Moody; Her parents Diane (Reed) Sexton and Rodric Sexton; Grandmother Beverly J. Reed; Siblings Talesha Sanders (Michael), Ta’Darrionia Hite, Ty Bufford and Otedia Anglin; Nephew Michael Sanders, II, Dakota Logan; Nieces Ta’Micha Bruce (Christian), Ta’Miah Sanders, Taneil Dickerson; two great nieces Ari’Ella Sanders, Malaiyah Bruce; Special Aunt Danielle Cherubin (Louis); Special family The Burtons; Dear Friend Demetrius Alexander, and a host of Uncles, Aunts, and Cousins who loved her dearly.
Tapria was preceded in death by her husband Terriance Moody, Maternal Grandfather Pastor Lee A. Reed, Sr., Paternal Grandparents Pastor Theophilus L. Schaffer and Etta Nease Sexton Ball.