Taryn Stafford

Sherman, TX
July 24, 2004 - June 13, 2022


Taryn "TJ or Tay" Stafford, 17 passed away June 13, 2022after, a life that was just beginning cut too short. Even though Taryn was taken from us before his time, he lived his life to the fullest every single day. Taryn was passionate about basketball  and was involved in any sport that he could get from a very young age.  We know that Taryna would’ve made a wonderful pro basketball player  had he had the opportunity. Preceded in death was his mother Barbara Ellen Brooks, grandparent Helen James, grandparent James (Jim) Reed Jr. Survivors include  Brothers: Tevin James & wife Aprel,  Greg Artis Jr and fiancé Angel, & Elliot Artis .  Sisters: Temeka Heard, Kierra King, & Khadisah Artis. Grandmother Karen Reed, Uncles Justin Wilder, Larry Wilder, Aunt Victoria Taylor, Aunt Gerry and husband John  Schnebly.  Many other brothers and sisters and numerous cousins and many great friends. Taryn would’ve wanted a celebration of life instead of a funeral service, so we will be honoring this by holding a celebration of life in his honor. The celebration of life will take place at Friendly Lane Baptist Church, at 3136 Friendly Lane in Haltom City Texas 76117, on Saturday June 25 at 1:00 PM. for visitation and services start at 2:00 PM.

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