In the wake of immersible grief, we come together to celebrate and honor the life of Tina Michelle Adkins. Affectionately known to most by “Shell” or “Michelle”, Tina peacefully met the Lord while sleeping on the early morning of January 4, 2024 in her most cherished space, her home located in Collinsville, Virginia, with whom she shared with her longtime partner, Leatcher Caudill. While Tina leaves behind an immense void and irreplaceable bond, she also leaves behind a lifetime of countless memories that have touched the hearts of so many.
Born on January 12, 1976, Tina was the first-born daughter of Sharon Taylor. Sharons love for her daughter was steadfast and pure from the moment she knew she was within her womb. Sharons unwavering love for Tina would only grow in leaps and bounds over Tina’s 47 years on earth and beyond. Through Tina’s journey in her early years of life, she would also become the first daughter to her Dad, Stan Taylor. Throughout the years, Tina would lead the role as “Big Sister” to her younger siblings, Krystal and Tyler, and eventually “Mama” to her beloved children, Devin and Keiley, who meant the world to her. Later in life she would assume the role of Grandmother, or “Strawberry” to sweet Harlie, whom she was so proud of, as well as, “Auntie” to her nieces and nephews. Tina was also a dedicated mother to all her furbabies, who brought her so much happiness and joy. Tina shared a genuine bond with all her family, specifically her late Nanny (Lois Cassell), Aunt Jenny and Uncle Jamie, who so graciously always stood by her side for the entirety of her life.
To know her was to love her. Tina’s radiant smile and unwavering heart has always been unforgettable. Her soul was bright, gentle, and loving. She was always her most authentic self and her honesty was led by her truth. Her fire-cracker personality was nothing short of who God meant for her to be. She loved her family and friends fiercely and brought so much laughter, authenticity, and warmth to everyone who knew her. Her testimony spoke and continues to speak volumes, even after her passing. Her legacy is one that will continue to inspire others; to love more, to forgive often and to lean in and listen when God speaks to you.
Tina Michelle Adkins is survived by her mother and father, Sharon and Stan Taylor of Easley, SC ; her little sister, Krystal Steen (husband Brandon) of Easley, SC; her little brother, Tyler Taylor of Philadelphia, PA; her son, Devin Carter of Rocky Mount, VA; her daughter, Keiley Boatwright of Indian Trail, NC; her granddaughter, Harlie Carter; her longtime partner, Leatcher Caudill; her nephews Aven and Tellar Steen; her niece, Annie Steen; and countless aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She is now reunited in Heaven with her beloved maternal grandparents, Noten and Lois Cassell; her paternal grandparents, Ed and Louise Taylor; and those who were called home before her.
A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM, on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at Collins Funeral Home, 30, Riverside Dr., Bassett, VA 24055. Services to pay tribute to Tina’s extraordinary life will be held at 12:00 PM. Immediately following a burial at Old Center Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. We warmly invite all of those who knew Tina to join us as we come together to comfort one another and find solace in her passing by enlightening one another with cherished stories from our time with her. Family and friends will gather at the home of James and Jennifer Hendricks located at 687 Sunnybrook Circle, Bassett VA 24055, proceeding the service. We kindly ask all food donations to be delivered to this address. For out of state friends and family who would like to support the family, we ask that you contact Krystal Steen via text message at 407-443-3562 or email at Krystalsteen5@gmail.com.
Online condolences may be made to www.collinsmckeestonebassett.com.