Ms. TaraOluwa "Tara" Soyomokun-Melendez, age 11, died unexpectedly on December 27, 2017.
Tara is survived by her mother, Busola Soyomokun, her 'second mom', Safiya Henry, both of Cary; grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as numerous friends.
Tara was a 5th grade student at Alston Ridge Elementary School in Cary.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2017 at 6:00pm in the Chapel of Walker's Funeral Home, 120 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. Burial will take place in St. Paul, Minnesota, where the family will have a funeral service at a time and place to be announced.
Flowers are acceptable to either Walker's Funeral Home for the Thursday service, or to Sandberg Funeral Home, N. St. Paul, Minnesota for the service there, or donations may be made to www.youcaring.com/TaraMelendez, to help with Tara's burial expenses.