Taiesha Maria Baker Broyles

August 18, 1980 ~ June 12, 2022 (age 41)


In the loving presence of the Lord, Taiesha Maria Baker Broyles transitioned on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at Saint Joseph Hospital in Joliet, IL.  Taiesha escaped the grips of this world and went home to be at perfect peace with the Lord.

Taiesha Baker Broyles affectionately called “fat”was born and blessed to the union of Leota and Gary Broyles in Benton Harbor, Michigan at Mercy Hospital on August 18, 1980. She came into this world fighting and left a soldier.

Tye attended Joliet Public Schools from kindergarten to 8th grade and attended Joliet Catholic Academy for high school. In her adult years, she received phlebotomy training at Genesis Health Care Institute in Bolingbrook, IL. Tye went on to be a trained phlebotomist and she lovingly and diligently worked for 15 years in the Chicagoland area. 

Taiesha loved the Lord and had her own special relationship with Him. Taiesha continuously showed the love of Christ by serving those in need, being selfless and displaying humility. When it came to serving others, Tye was famous for wearing her heart on her sleeve and giving her all to ensure those she loved and cared for were well accounted for. She gave her life to the Lord at a young age and leaves a legacy of love behind.

At the age of 19, Tye was blessed with her beautiful baby girl Brooklynn Morgan Shelby on September 3, 1999 and a handsome baby boy Donovan Keilynn Shelby on July 17, 2006. Taiesha defied all odds and statistics when it came to being a young mother.  She made sure her children never lacked and she was their number one supporter. 

Tye loved and enjoyed spending time with her parents,   supporting her children in all their endeavors, cooking, shopping (especially for shoes), music and spending time with her godchild (nephew) Kentrell Dior.  Tye had a huge heart for children and animals, especially dogs.

Tye was a loyal friend to many and always displayed a calm spirit. Tye would give the shirt off her back if needed.  Tye was quick to give and slow to anger with those she loved. If Tye seen a loved one in need, she was always eager to offer a helping hand. 

Tye was preceded in death by her father Gary Broyles, maternal grandmother Hazel Louise Baker, maternal grandfather Ozell Baker,  special uncle Ron Wisely, paternal grandparents Blossie Broyles and Henry Junior Broyles, three uncles Daniel, Dennis and Michael Broyles, one aunt Mae Williams and one cousin William Calhoun.

Tye leaves behind her mother Leota “Tonia” Baker Broyles, daughter Brooklynn Shelby, son Donovan Shelby Junior, her first love Donovan Shelby Sr., two uncles Michael (Regina) Baker, Stephen (Florina) Baker, a goddaughter Jazzmin Nelson and two puppies Coco and scrappy.

To conclude, let us continue on with Taiesha’s legacy. Let us love with our hearts on our sleeve.  Let us forgive and be quick to help those in need. Let us give our loved ones the security and loyalty that Tye would’ve wanted us all to display to one another.  Never let a day go by without letting your loved ones know how much they mean to you.  Make Taiesha proud. God bless you all and may God wrap his loving arms around those who are affected by the loss of Taiesha Maria Baker Broyles.


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June 20, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
All Nations Church of God in Christ
503 South Water Street
Joliet, Illinois 60436

Funeral Service
June 20, 2022

11:00 AM
All Nations Church of God in Christ
503 South Water Street
Joliet, Illinois 60436

Interment following funeral service
June 20, 2022

Elmhurst Cemetery
1212 E. Washington Street
Joliet, IL 60433

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