Taniya Kimora Basnight aka Bloop aka Niy-Pie was born on July 29, 2003 to Whitney Basnight Coleman and Lorenzo “Bubba” Pierce. Taniya attended Bayside High School where she earned an advanced diploma at the age of 16. During her time at Bayside, she played junior varsity and varsity softball and she was a varsity cheerleader. After graduating, she attended Norfolk State University with the dream of becoming a nurse like her nana. Taniya will be remembered for her heartwarming smile, undeniable wit and humor, and her unique style. She will also be remembered for her big heart and love for other people.
Taniya leaves to cherish her precious memories is her loving and devoted mother Whitney Basnight Coleman; her father, Lorenzo “Bubba” Pierce; her step-father, Jason Coleman (who had the title of step, but filled a real father’s shoes.) Taniya also leaves to cherish her siblings, Jaleah, Sienna, Sanai, and her brother Elijah; her maternal grandmother, Brenda Scott (Thomas); great-grandmother, Clara “NukNuk” Bernard; her paternal grandparents, Lorenzo Piece and her nana Patricia “Pat” Pierce; her grandmothers, Gloria Colemand and Sabrina Smalls; her uncles, Ronny “BJ” Basnight, Jr., Terrence “Tee” Pierce (Micah), Charles Yett (Craig); aunts, Gwen Shepherd (Ronnie), Jeanine Smalls, Devondra Gilliam, Vanessa Adams, Monique Ferguson; God-mother, Shaday Squire; her extended loved ones, Dieara Carter, Damel Foreman, Damyah Foreman, Danayjah Foreman; cousin, Nakia Means; and a host of other cousins and loved ones.
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Annette Manley saysJune 18, 2021 at 2:30 pm
Taniya was such a sweet person with always a smile to give. RIP Once a Marlin always a Marlin…You will be missed by the Bayside family.
Estherine J. Harding saysJune 19, 2021 at 3:41 pm
Deepest sympathy and prayers to the family of Taniya Basnight. May God bless and comfort the family during this difficult time. and may she rest in peace with our Heavenly Father.
Estherine J. Harding, NSU Alumna and Retiree
Yvette Baker saysJune 21, 2021 at 11:46 pm
My prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Markus Black saysJune 25, 2021 at 11:47 am
I pray God gives the family peace and understanding thru this time of difficulty. Taniya left us with so many happy memories, you going to be missed baby girl but Never forgotten 🤞🏾💙
Denise Rodriguez saysJune 22, 2021 at 7:02 pm
My deepest sympathy is to the family and friends for the loss of their Precious Loved One Taniya. My our Lord Jesus Christ and his Father Jehovah God comfort and support you through all your sorrow and the precious memories of Taniya comfort you and calm your heart
Lisa saysJune 23, 2021 at 2:32 pm
So Sorry for your Lost 🙏🏽
MERCEDES & ELIJAH BERNARD saysJune 23, 2021 at 8:43 pm
OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF TANIYA. MAY YOU HAVE COMFORT IN KNOWING SHE IS AT HOME WITH OUR LORD.
THE BERNARD FAMILY, NYC
Miss Kim saysJune 23, 2021 at 10:43 pm
Coach Christian saysJune 24, 2021 at 2:18 pm
So sorry for your loss.
Prayers for family and friends .
Coleen Norman saysJune 24, 2021 at 11:24 pm
Family, my heartfelt condolences to you all. I’m praying that God will comfort your hearts and give you the strength to endure. You are in my thoughts and prayers. RIH Beautiful Angel 💖
Cheryl Moore saysJune 25, 2021 at 12:52 pm
Prayers and Condolences to the Family! May God’s Overflowing Love, Peace, Comfort, and Strength be with each of you throughout your time of sorrow!
Moore & Sweat Family
Angelina Wilson saysJune 25, 2021 at 3:20 pm
My heart go out to your Family. Your family will be in my prayers. For comfort and peace, Better days are coming. Was at the service today, but was unable to get in, I put something in the mail For you.
Angelina Wilson saysJune 25, 2021 at 3:21 pm
My heart go out to your Family. Your family will be in my prayers. For comfort and peace, Better days are coming. Was at the service today, but was unable to get in, I put something in the mail For you.🌹💕
Devon and Shiquae Carter saysJune 25, 2021 at 3:56 pm
Niya was such a beautiful young lady! She was like a niece to our family. We and our deepest condolences and love to her family. My you all find peace and comfort. Rest now Niya. 💜💜
Rere & Ivory saysJune 26, 2021 at 9:50 pm
Whitney and family stay encouraged. It is easier said than done. God give thus family peace only you can.provude may thus darling girl SIP.
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