Tara S Chills

January 22, 1990 ~ April 20, 2021 (age 31)


Tara Shantee' Chills, 31, was born on January 22, 1990 to Andy and Cora Chills. She departed this life on April 20, 2021.

She graduated from Ripley High School where she worked her way up to Editor in Chief of the school paper, The Highlander. She attended the University of Mississippi where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications. While at the University of Mississippi, she worked on the Daily Mississippian taking pictures at sporting events. She turned her love of photography into a career as a manager with Portrait Innovation Studios. She also worked as a free-lance photographer for the Miami Dolphins. She attended Beulah Hill Baptist Church.

Tara leaves to cherish her memories: her fiance, Shawn Balf of Scranton, PA; her mother and father, Andy and Cora Chills; Grandmother, Sarah Rutherford; two sisters, Janice (Lee) Graham and Deborah Gilbert; two nephews, Andre Spight (Adreanne) and Antoine (Brittany) Spight and aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, April 30, 2021 from 4pm-6pm at Foster and Son Funeral Home, Ripley, MS. Graveside Service will be Saturday May 1st, 2021 11:00 am at Union Hill Cemetery Blue Mountain, MS.

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