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Shannta Laniece "Taya" Brigham, 39, of Danville, transitioned from her life at 2:32 a.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, surrounded by family and friends.
Taya was born Nov. 24, 1977, in Danville, to William and Melody Brigham-Shaw. She graduated from Danville High School in 1995.
She leaves to cherish her five children, two daughters, Shawntaia O. Brigham and Shawntiara D. Bright; three sons, D'Yontae N. Bright, De'Vaughn S. Bright and Nat'Shun T. Bright Jr.; her parents, William and Melody Brigham-Shaw; her brother, Troyel Brigham; and two sisters, LaTay Shaw and LaTia Shaw.
She was proceeded in death by her grandmother, Frank Brigham; grandfathers, William Shaw Sr. and Charles "Chuck" Roach; and her high school sweetheart, Nat'Shun Terrell Bright Sr.
A Homegoing Celebration will commence at noon Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at New Life Church of Faith, 1419 N. Bowman Ave. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Officiating: Pastor Charles Hargrove Sr. Interment will be at Spring Hill Cemetery. Viewing will be from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday June 20, 2017, at Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 304 E. Williams St.
Condolences may be sent to www.leekandsonsfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 17, 2017
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