Tyleshia Grace Avant

tyleshia avant

May 30, 1984 ~ October 13, 2023

Born in: Kansas City, MO
Resided in: Duluth, GA

Tyleshia (Ty/Pooh) Grace Smith-Countz Avant, 39, died unexpectedly at Northside Hospital on
October 13,2023. She was born May 30,1984, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Raymond L.
Smith and Christina M. (Countz) Kelly.

Tyleshia graduated from Shiloh High School, Class of 2002. Following graduation, she obtained
an Associate of Arts from Georgia Perimeter College, a BA in Science in Criminal Justice from The
University of Phoenix, and a Master of Science in Information Systems from South University.
Tyleshia was fully involved in the music, baptism, and greeting ministries at One Lord House of
Worship in Duluth, GA. Tyleshia was an excellent mother, devoted wife, dependable sister, loving
daughter, family member and friend.

Her life was well lived and was full of love, joy, fulfillment, and excitement. In addition to her
father, she was predeceased by her Step-father Glen Kelly, Sr. and a sister, Ebony Bandy.
Surviving in addition to her husband Issac Avant, to whom she celebrated 13 years of marriage,
daughters, Tianna and Raye Avant; her mother Christina Kelly; sisters Kiante Smith-Saxton
(Ricky Saxton, Jr.), Masheena Johnkins (Andre Johnkins), Akeva Littlejohn, and Amber Bandy;
brothers, Glen Kelly, Jr., Montez Kelly, Brandon Kelly, Christian Kelly, and Lawrence James;
nieces, Malaija Fraizier, Ticonna Lavely, Mauri Hawkins, Emory and Serenity Saxton, & Dior and
Raina Kelly; nephews, Nicholas Littlejohn, D’arius McConnell, Grayson Saxton, and Remmington
Kelly. Along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and In-Laws.


Visitation: October 28, 2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Funeral Service: October 28, 2023 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046



Gwinnett Memorial Park
925 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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  1. CandleImageElder Tyleshia Grace Avant had a smile that would light up a room. Her smile and heart of love will be missed.
    Dr. Yvonne Scott Miller, Pastor
    One Lord House of Worship
    Duluth, GA

  2. CandleImageMay the peace of God and his comfort be yours forever. Thanking God for meeting this Angel and seeing such a kind heart.

    Rest Well

  3. CandleImageIt was always a pleasure & delight to see you (Ty) at church . Take your rest Beautiful & continuous Blessings to your family ( loved ones) . You will be missed but never forgotten😇💜
    #BUTGOD 🙏💞

  4. CandleImageElder Tyleshia Avant thank you for your words of encouragement your wisdom and just being you. You will be missed rest easy until that glorious day Amen

  5. My prayers and thoughts are with the family today. Certainly praying for your hubby and for Ray, Kiante, and your mom! God bless you guys! I wish that I could’ve been there. But I also think I did have a favor because nobody wants to see a big man cry a lot. Love you all!

  6. CandleImageHey Kiante and family,
    My prayers go out to you all! Ty was such a sweet and funny person, I remember helping you all get everything ready for the wedding and spending a lot of time with you all when I was younger. My god bring peace to your hearts and minds.
    I know there’s not much that I can say to help ease the pain, but I am praying for you all.
    Much love

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