Tabitha is survived by her long-time partner, Stacey Mitchell, her three children – Chloe (17), Dillon (11), and Brooklyn (6), stepdaughter Angel Mitchell of Oklahoma City, OK, and her cat Domino. Also surviving are her parents, Max Thomas (Jan) of Stuart, IA, and Jill Jones (Scott Clayton) of Tuttle, OK, her siblings Joe Erlandson (Angie Davis) of Winterset, IA, Amber Hoskins (Matt) of Story City, IA, Dustin Thomas of Tuttle, OK, Cassie Hamilton (Dan) of Anderson, SC, stepsiblings Tabatha Cook Reynolds (Jamie) of Earlham, IA, Josh Cook (Lacy) of West Des Moines, IA, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Tabitha was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jim and Lorna (Woodson) Thomas, Lester and Norma (Wilcox) Steckelberg, and an unborn child.
Tabitha was born in Guthrie Center, Iowa on October 5, 1983. She spent most of her early childhood in Stuart, IA before moving to Cabot, AR and attending Cabot schools. She attended and was baptized at People’s Church in Oklahoma City. She enjoyed her work as a customer service agent at Southwest Airlines for the last 11 years. Her children and family was the most important thing to her. She loved playing card games, cats, Oklahoma Sooners and Dallas Cowboys football, music groups Hanson and N Sync, her grandmother’s cheesy hashbrown potatoes recipe, watching gameshows, traveling to Iowa to visit her dad and siblings, and calling her mom at least 5 times a day.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a GoFundMe to assist with end-of-life expenses and care of her children: https://gofund.me/bfa1b553.