Tia Guthrie


Tia Rene’ Guthrie, 46, of Riesel, passed away suddenly Monday, August 30, 2021, and now resides in the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Service Information: A funeral service will be 1PM Saturday, September 4 at Rock Creek Church in China Spring.  A private burial is scheduled at another time for family only. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.

Tia was born September 25, 1974 in Waco.  She attended school in China Spring and Valley Mills, and later received her Associates degree in nursing at MCC.  On November 25, 1994, she married the love of her life and her best friend, Charles Guthrie.  She was passionate about her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include mother, Janice Pelton and husband Harold of Waco; father, Garry Whitaker of Waco; husband, Chuck Guthrie of Riesel; children, Hayley Cox and husband Kyle of Leander, Garrett Guthrie and Hannah of Waco, Logan Guthrie and Liberty of Waco; step-children, Corey Guthrie of Dallas, Charlie Guthrie and husband Jake Schmidt of Arlington, Chauncey Guthrie and wife Hailey of Kemp; grandchildren, Kyler, Brynlee, Addi, Michelle, Arya, Gavin, Sebastian, Braeden, Eli, Cole, Heidi, and Blaire; brother, John Wesley (JW) Whitaker of Waco; step-sisters, Candi Pelton of Hewitt, and Wendy Pruett of Bryan; and numerous other relatives.

Special thanks to Rock Creek Church in China Spring, New Beginnings Christian Fellowship in Elm Mott, and the Hilton-Waco.

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  1. i am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. my prayers to the family

    Aaron & Sue miller

    • I’m sorry to write this here, for some reason I can’t find how to write my own. I’m so sorry to hear of Tia’s sudden passing. I only know her through Facebook, but I know her to be a kind person with a great sense of humor. My prayers for peace and healing for her loved ones and friends are with you all…

  2. Wendy Jowers Pruett

    Will forever love and miss my sister. I know we will see each other in heaven and I look forward to that day! 💔

  3. Wendell & Marcia Cook

    Janice, sending prayers to you and all the family. No words can express how deeply sorry we are for your loss.

  4. Condolences and prayers for Haley and family ..

  5. RIP Tia you will be missed! My condolences to Chuck and the kids.

  6. Tia you were a beautiful person and welcomed me into your family like I was always a sister! You will be greatly missed and holidays will not be the same without you.

  7. Jenny Thomasson Henry

    Chuck and Family,

    I am so sorry for the tragic loss of Tia. I can’t begin to know the heartache you feel and I wish I could say anything to ease your pain.
    May our precious Lord wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you and your family during this awful time. I will be holding you in thought in prayer in the days ahead.

  8. Kenny Davis You will be miss Tia I always love your face book comments and seeing your family grow up and memories when you were little and Jw also. Love you and miss you

  9. I am so deeply sorry. She was my friend, which she was one of a million . She always checked up on me to see if I was ok. I miss her so much but I know she is with our father in heaven. I am so sorry to all the family. I know this is so hard for you all. I pray that god touches your heart to ease the pain so down deep inside and hold you so tight in his arms.

  10. So very sorry for your great loss love and prayers for your family .

  11. Yaniv Eizenshtein

    I didn’t know Tia in person, but she must’ve been a funny woman and I’m sure a well loved person too. May she Rest In Peace, but be forever alive in her loved ones’ memories

  12. Jennifer Whitaker

    Tia you were my sister in-law for almost 2 decades. We packed up and moved to Texas as one big family. We have watched each others kids grow. We made many memories over the years. You have always been strong willed and hard headed but that what made you who you are. A great Daughter, Wife, Mother , Grandmother and Friend. As you rest at peace know you will never be forgotten. 🙏🏽💐

  13. Janice, I am so sorry about your beautiful Tia.
    My heart goes out to you and cannot imagine what
    you must be going through. My love and prayers go out
    to you and all the family during this very difficult time.
    Prayers for peace, comfort, and strength.

    Love you
    Cindy Middleton

  14. Prayers for Tia’s family…she is in Heaven and rejoicing with loved ones.

  15. My heart is broken. I met you several years ago and recently reconnected. You were hilarious, beautiful and a great person and friend. My heart goes out to the family and you’ll always be in my prayers. Rest in Heaven Tia.

  16. No words can Express what a great loss you all are going through. Tia, you are beautiful inside and out. To say you will be greatly missed is an absolute understatement. To know that you are whole again is hope and I pray God keep all of you in his peace and wrap his loving arms around each one one you. My love forever and always.

  17. My heart goes out to each and every one of you as you grieve the loss of such a happy beautiful soul . Tia was one in a million kind of lady and she will be greatly missed by us all.

  18. Tia and my daughter Alesha went to school together at China Spring and remained friends throughout the years.
    I have been overwhelmed with memories of birthdays, sleep overs
    And girls well just being girls! They
    Were something else! Janice I cannot
    Even begin to express my sorrow for
    All of the pain you must be going through as a mother, and Chuck as a
    Husband , the ENTIRE family
    Take comfort that she is with the Lord
    And you will see her again. God bless
    You all.

  19. Tia was an amazing woman. I met her just a year ago, but it seemed as if I had known her forever. She was a loving soul and cared for everyone. I will never forget our evenings together on the front porch.
    Tia, I love you and will miss our talks. You gave me many words of wisdom Thank you for kindness and welcoming me into your life.
    To Tia’s family, my condolences. Chuck, I know you are lost without your love. But, she will always be with you. So sorry for your loss.

  20. I am so sorry to hear of Tia’s passing. You are all in my prayers.

  21. Danielle Coleman

    I love you Aunt Tia. Give a big hug to Jesus for me! I know we will see each other again one day. Until then, I know we all will miss your wonderful presence on earth.

  22. May time ease your pain and beautiful memories fill your hearts. 💗 With Love & Prayers,
    Charles& Beth

  23. Cristina Niswanger

    What a beautiful video of the life of a beautiful woman. So young. My deepest condolences to all of the family. My prayers for peace and comfort and may Jesus wrap His loving arms around you all. 🙏💖🙏

  24. Charlotte Burris

    My condolences to her family. Prayers 🌸🎉🙏🌸 RIP Tia

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