Life Story / Obituary
Ms. Tiffany Nicole Golden (Tiffy), 49, passed away unexpectedly due to heart and kidney failure at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee,WI on Sunday, March 20, 2022. She was born on March 17, 1973, in Racine, WI to Raymond Golden Jr. and Michele R. Dogans. Tiffany received her early education from Lincoln Elementary, Gilmore Middle and graduated from William Horlick High School in 1991 all of Racine, WI. Tiffany attended Gateway Technical College and she received an associate degree in Human Resources. Later on to complete her Bachelor degree from Carthage College in 2015 in Criminal Justice / Sociology. Currently pursuing a certification in Opioid Impacted Family Support Specialist Certification Program from Concordia University.
Tiffany took all of her experience and became an employee of Racine Unified School District in 2001 after giving birth to her first child Xavier. She took on various positions throughout her time at the district as an attendance clerk and mainly as a Head Secretary at Racine Alternative Learning Center. Tiffany was employed with Racine Unified School District until the time of her death.
Many that knew Tiffany knew that her love and passion for family was her top priority. Growing up she was instrumental in helping raise her younger sister Taneka and took on many “Big Sister” roles to many of her cousins and friends alike. She was always that go to person. Tiffany's love of the arts was very evident throughout her life. She displayed many of her artistic ways not only through her resin arts, jewelry making, cosmetic goods and fragrances but through her home cooked meals and baking as well. She was known as a family party planner as she held a special Mother’s Day Brunch each year for the mothers in her family in addition to her speciality mixologist concoctions.
Although Tiffany never formally attended a church, she always had an informal relationship with the Lord during her life. Her belief and faith in a higher power was always evident. Tiffany will always be known as the person who would take in your kids. You could catch someone’s children by Tiffany house almost every weekend, rather she was having a party for her son, or showing the kids how to be creative with their art or just hanging with their God mom. Tiffany loved the kids. Once Tiffany had Yazmine it seems like her creative juicy’s started flowing more because she was able to teach her daughter to embrace her true creative self. Tiffany had a special connection to all that she came into contact with, especially her nieces (Tianna, Aniah and Vanessa) and great nephews (Legend and LeLand).
She leaves to cherish her everlasting memories, her children Xavier K. Golden and Yazmin M. Jean both of Racine. Her mother Michele R. Dogans of Racine. Her sister Taneka N. Golden of Racine and brother Shontarious K. Golden of Minnesota. Her Uncle and Aunts James (Kathy) Golden of Racine. Jerry (Bertha) Golden of Madison, Twilight Zinn of Racine, Sherrie Lawson of Racine and Christine Golden of Racine. Dawn (Dana) Baylor of Maryland. Eric (Mary) Dogans and Karen Dogans all of Racine. God mother’s Charisse Kendricks of Tennessee and Janice Koonce of Racine.
Her special god children Marcus Jackson, Nahyrah Venzant, Najee Venzant, Amauri Venzant, Lyrea Venzant, Nacier Venzant and Ahri Venzant. Special cousins: Jocelyn Davis, Gina Ford, Lahyrah Venzant, Melissa Dogans, Nicholas Baylor and Eric P. Dogans Jr. Special friends: Brian Walker, Damien Jackson, Kenya Stewrt (Best Friend), Melinda McNeil(preceded), Demond Edward, Ms. Kim and a host of family and friends; too many to mention.
In addition to her father Raymond Golden, Jr.,Tiffany wasl preceded in death by her maternal great grandparents Willie Dogans, Emily Dogans, Birdie Dogans, Ada (Clarence ) White and Frank ( Maxie) Biles. Paternal grandparents Raymond & Betty Golden, Sr. and Liza Golden. Maternal grandparents Acie & Sammie Ruth Dogans. Her aunt Glenda Golden and uncles Terry Golden and Billie Johnson. Her cousins Keith Fenderson, Kechie Venzant, Ashland and Autumn Ford and Godson Daniel Allen, other relatives, friends and loved ones.
Funeral Services celebrating Tiffany”s life will be held at the funeral home Thursday, April, 21, 2022, 11:00 AM. Interment will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Relatives and friends are welcome to meet with the family for visitation, Wednesday, April 20, 2022 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM and Thursday at 10:00 AM until time of service.
We as a family would like to give special thanks to Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center for their dedication and caregiving to Ms. Tiffany N. Golden until her last days specifically to Evan (RN), Destiny (RN), Justin (RN). Also a special thank you to Racine Alternative Learning Center for their support through this difficult time. We would also like to thank all of the family, friend rather it was a phone call, text message, email, words of encouragement or visit. We all greatly appreciate it.