James 1:12 “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12
On April 24, 1987, in Fordyce, Arkansas, God blessed Travis Thrower and Versa Warner Blackmon with a beautiful daughter, named Natasha Danielle. On Thursday, December 2, 2021, God said, “Well done my good and faithful servant”, it is time to come home.
Natasha Thrower Lampkin, fondly known as Tasha, accepted Christ as her personal Lord and Savior at an early age and was baptized at Greenville 1st Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. James Goodwin in Fordyce, AR. She was active in the youth department and was supportive of other activities as her health allowed. She loved her church and her church family.
She graduated from Fordyce High School in May 2005, where she was an honor and finished in the top ten of her class. Tasha furthered her education and attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM), where she graduated in May 2010 with a degree in Criminal Justice. While at UAM, Tasha was initiated into Krimson Kourts, Inc. with a group of young ladies who would remain her lifetime friends. Their friendship continued as one of devotion, dedication, love and respect even up to Natasha’s death.
Natasha was blessed with a beautiful baby girl on November 10, 2009 and she named her Ayana Marie. Ayana was her pride and joy and Tasha made sure that she had everything that she needed. Tasha was a very friendly person who never met a stranger. Tasha loved to have fun and had beautiful smile. She was very inquisitive and wouldn’t hesitate to ask anything that came to her mind. To know her was to love her.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, L.T. and Versa Warner, her paternal grandmother, Theola Thrower, and her sister, Kimberly Thrower.
Those left to cherish her loving memory include: her beautiful and loving daughter Ayana Lampkin of Fordyce, AR; her mother, Versa Blackmon of Fordyce, AR; her father, Travis (Darlene) Thrower of Maumelle, AR; two brothers, Travis (Kitty) Thrower and Clayton Blackmon of Fordyce, AR; one sister, Jasmine Thrower of Fort Worth, TX. Her nephews, Tristan Thrower and Skyler Thrower of Fordyce, AR. Her Aunts, Dorsey Fields, Pearline Edwards, Christine Brock, Genece (Marvin) Hardaway, Dorothy (Brian) Sledge, and Josephine Tatum of Fordyce, AR; Kathryn (Stevie) Butler of Hot Springs, AR and Mary (Bruce) Bell of Arkadelphia, AR; and Bessie Cooper of Warren, AR. Her uncles, Silas (Shirley) Warner, John Warner, Leon Warner, Calvin (Juanita) Warner, Raymond (Sandra) Warner and Royce (Renee’) Warner of Fordyce, AR. Her special friends: DeArea Perry, Aerica Powell-Franklin, Tearini Quinn-Winfield, Niketta Rodgers-White, Raven Smith and Sade Whitmore. She also leaves to cherish her memory an abundance of family and friends who loved and supported her and added to the fullness of her life.
Submitted by the Family
Public visitation will be Friday, December 10, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Greenville Baptist Church in Fordyce, Arkansas. A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Greenville Baptist Church where Rev. Sharod Ricks is the pastor and Rev. Silas Warner, eulogist. Interment will be at Greenville Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Earl Tatum, Jonathan Tatum, Damian Warner, Ketric Sledge, Patrick Warner and Steven Warner. Honorable to mention are the Class of 2005 and Krimson Kourts, Inc., will serve as floral escorts.