Let the memory of Tanzi be with us forever
  • 30 years old
  • Born on June 13, 1980 .
  • Passed away on July 4, 2010 .
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Tanzi Gilmore 30 years old , born on June 13, 1980 and passed away on July 4, 2010. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Amma Appiah on July 7, 2019
I waited my whole life to find you. Once I found out I had a little sister, I tried my best to locate you. Back then, BCW didn’t care about separating siblings. As I got older, my search efforts intensified. We didn’t have the internet back then. When I was in the group home, I gave the other girls an assignment: If you see a girl that looks like me on the train, bus, etc. question her ‍♀️! I know, sounds crazy, but I was determined to find you. For 21 years, the question remained, “Where is Tanzania Appiah?” God knew how desperate I was to find you. Finally, your mom, Evelyn, reached out to our egg donor , & then reached out to me. You were finally found. God finally gave you to me. Then we met in my apartment in Flatbush. The egg donor always remembered that you looked like me. I still have the vhs tape of when we first met. I can’t bring myself to watch it. We instantly connected. It was love ❤️ at first sight. Of course the egg donor completely ruined it. How can you expect a child, now 21 (in 2001) to embrace you when the last day you saw her, she was 9 DAYS old & you were dangling her outside of a Brooklyn apartment window 4 stories up? ‍♀️.....at least she had the decency to abandon me in the hospital with no name.‍♀️...I was so happy to see that you were adopted by the best family ever. I wish I had gotten that lucky. The way your mom treated you & kissed on you....No one would ever know that she wasn’t your biological mother. If I was able to see into the future & know God was only lending you to me for 9 years, I would have made it my business to see you EVERY DAY‼️ EVERY HOUR & EVERY MINUTE EVERY SECOND‼️ It seems so cruel that I looked for you all my life & had all these plans for us, only to lose you again 9 years later. Someone told me you’re not completely at Peace because I’m not at Peace. Well, since last year, I’ve been making strides. A friend I met, Loretta, convinced me to participate with the walks at AFSP.org. I still question myself. I don’t cry as much, but I still cry ‼️I miss you, & I’m so sorry I couldn’t have saved you. Although my heart still aches, I pray my progress gives your soul Peace. I Love You. Until we meet again baby girl - Tanzi Evelyn Gilmore fka Tanzania Appiah. 6/13/1980 - 7/4/2010 R.I.P. #suicideprevention #afsp #suicideawareness Grab someone today & tell them you love them.
Posted by Jos Mcl on October 12, 2016
Sweet Tanzi. I remember getting the call years ago. I planted a purple morning glory vine in your memory. Im so sorry your gone. You will never be forgotten. I pray God is holding you and has brought you peace. God Bless you sweet angel. 
Posted by Amma Appiah on July 5, 2016
Six years without you. Doesn't get any easier. I pray
You found peace baby girl.
Posted by Marie McBride on December 20, 2015
Lil cuz I didn't know that you were gone. All I here is Great-grandpa calling your name to stop running. We played so much on grand ave.
You are truly missed.
Posted by Cassandra Morris on November 16, 2015
Wow im am very very sorry for your lost i knew her for like 3 years and she was a wonderful person she liked to dance always smileing wen she came to my house we had lots of laughs never a dual moment when she was around my mom loved her im still in shocked s.i.p u will be always missed
Posted by Amma Appiah on July 4, 2015
Five years down, & still no closure. So confused Tanzi. We had so much living to do. I'm sorry I couldn't save you. I love you!! I miss you!
Posted by Amma Appiah on July 3, 2012
My sister, my love, it will be 2 years tomorrow since you decided to go home. While I'm still devastated, empty & confused, I will love you always. I pray you have found the peace you were looking for. I LOVE YOU!!!

Posted by Rockell Mathis on June 29, 2011
Sorry for the loss of your sister. Words cannot heal the pain you must be going thru right now. But know GOD has his angel now and it was for a good cause. Know she is in a better place with no worries or pain. She is free. she is free.
Posted by Amma Appiah on June 28, 2011
Tanzi, words can not express the grief I've felt since you left. You will forever be in my heart. Someone asked me today, if given the chance, what would I say to you? I responded, "I Love You, please don't leave me."
Posted by Amma Appiah on June 28, 2011
I miss you making fun of my driving, LOL!!

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