She was born March 22, 1992 in Sullivan to Robert White and Catrena Lynn (Simmons) Johnson.
Survivors include her mother and stepfather Catrena & Darrell Johnson of Jasonville; father Rob White and his companion Christy Terrell of Lewis; one brother: Jeff Burris of Linton; two stepsisters: Ashleigh Myers of Ellettsville and Kiersten Johnson of Linton; two stepbrothers, Tyler Johnson of Clay City and Connor Johnson of Jasonville; a maternal grandfather and step-grandmother: Wayne & Peggy Simmons Sr. of Linton; a maternal grandmother, Debbie Earl of Linton; a paternal grandmother, Sue Murphy of Jasonville; aunts and uncles Bobbie Jo and Terry Pierce of Linton; Wayne Simmons Jr. of Linton, and Holly Ferguson of Terre Haute; and a niece, Brandee Lynn Burris. My Special Love to Daddy Jeff Burris of Lyons, and Aunt Angel Simmons of Linton,
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Kenneth "Buster" White; and cousin Michael Wayne Simmons.
Tia had worked summers at Shakamak State Park, and was attending Ivy Tech in Terre Haute. Tia's brother Jeff invites her friends to bring photos and share them as space will be make available.
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian St., Jasonville, Ind. with visitation scheduled from 10 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, at the Cox Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Dow officiating.
Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Linton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help with funeral expenses. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.