Satrina Vanise Tate was born on December 19, 1969 to Roy Sullivan and Minnie Godfrey in Saginaw, Michigan. She accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age at Morning Star Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Edward Johnson.
Trina graduated from Buena Vista High School in 1988 and then attend Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. Trina worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Birmingham, AL until her health began to fail her in 2009.
Trina was a huge fan of the Tennessee Titans football team and Derrick Henry was her favorite football player. She liked to watch forensic files and crime shows, play card games, and talk smack while beating you in dominos. Her favorite artists were Sade, Prince, Marvin Sapp, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Mary Mary, Kem, Tamela Mann, and Jill Scott.
On January 25, 2022, she departed this life at the Claiborne and Hughes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She preceded in death by her father, Roy Sullivan; granddaughter, Anastasia Barren, honorary sister, Erica Moore; grandparents, David and Minnie Tate, Chester and Dora Lee Sullivan, uncles, Andrew Tate, Jackie Leon Sullivan, and Nathaniel Tate; aunts, Shirley Ann Reel, and Allean Sullivan Fisher.
Trina leaves to cherish her memories, one daughter, Folasade Alokan; two step-daughters, Stephanie and Gabrielle Alokan; her mother, Minnie Godfrey; brothers, James (MeShawn) Harrison, Jason (Gloria) Tate,Sr., Jimmie (Kimverly) Godfrey, Demetrius Sullivan, Cortez Barringer, Jeremiah Barringer, and Roy Barringer; sisters, Cassandra (Macio) Singletary, Tacara Sullivan, Deborah Brown, Celustia and Benita Barringer; uncles, Jesse Tate, James (Sandra) Tate, Corey Broxton, Franklin Sullivan, MacArthur (Nancy) Sullivan; aunts, Mary (Leroy) Harrison, Daisy Demerson, Gloria Tate-Reed, Geraldine (Lawrence II) Russell; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and her devoted friends, Angelique Holcombe and Melissa London.
Dear Mama, Your Memory Will Always Be In My Heart
My dear mama, you’re no longer here to share the bond we had together, a bond of love and care. Yet, I know that you are watching over me. You will be missed very much, and my tears, I can’t hide; but within my heart; I feel you are always by my side. Now that you have gone away; life will never be the same; yet it comforts me to know that you are no longer in pain. With love always your daughter, Folasade.