Ta’Quisha L. Gustus, daughter of Lakisha Ratliff and Adrian Gustus, was born June 19, 1991, in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
She attended Hixson High School and graduated from Hamilton County Adult High School. She professed her faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized on March 13, 2019.
She was the mother of two beautiful children, Deontae Austin Jr. and Nevaeh Austin.
She was preceded in death by her aunt, Toninica L. Few; uncle, Carlos Pittman; great-grandparents, Eula Mae and Melvin McKamey, Arsulla Newson and John Newson.
Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her mother, Lakisha Ratliff (Christopher Phinizey Sr.), father, Adrian Gustus, children, Deontae and Nevaeh Austin, sisters, Chrishonna and Cheyenne Phinizey, brother, Jaylen Gustus and Christopher L. Phinizey Jr., grandparents, Willie Ratliff, Milton Ratliff, Mildred Gustus, LeBron F. Gustus, uncle, Alivin Poe, all of Chattanooga, her best friend of many years, William Boston, and host of other relatives and friends.
The body will lie in state beginning at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, at the funeral home, and the family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m.
The funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, May 29, at New Anointing Pure Holiness Church. Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.