Obituary for Alicia T. Gordon-Gister
September 1, 1977 – June 16, 2023
Alicia Tarshea Gordon-Gister was born on Sept. 1, 1977, in Memphis, Tenn., to Gertrude Gordon and Alfreddie Joplin. In 1989, she moved to Racine. She was a working and loving mother to seven children.
Alicia was very family oriented, she enjoyed entertainment, cooking, and spending time with her grandchildren, and she was VERY photogenic. There was nothing Alicia did not enjoy doing with family and friends. Eventually, she married the love of her life, Tyrone M. Gister Sr.
Alicia leaves to cherish her memory Jeremy Koker Jr., Lamont Koker, Amiyia Koker, Tarvis Koker, Tylicia Gister, Tyrone Gister Jr., Raekwon Anderson, Akeem Smith, Jamie Gordon Jr., Keshari Gordon, Linda Wilson, Wanda Joplin, Villarrell (Nani), Pamela Joplin, Jamie Gordon Sr. (Veronica), Patrick Gordon, Tarvis Gordon, Floyd Cooper, Herman Haynes, and Shandrika Gordon, all of Racine; Charlene Lewis of Rantoul, Ill., Antonio Baker, and Antinika Joplin, both of Turrell, Ariz.; son and daughter-in-law, Jordan Harmon Sr. and Deondrea Flowers; special sister/mother and sons, Pamela Joplin, Brandon Joplin, and James Smith Jr.
She leaves seven grandchildren: Lamont Koker Jr., Kinsley Koker, India Koker, Ja’Miya Harmon, True Koker, Jordan Harmon Jr., and J. Harmon. Alisha will also be remembered by her special nieces, Regina Slack and Desiree Bell; favorite cousins, Robert Earl Boclair and Michael Danner; her special friend, Daniesha Sutton; her best friends, Rebecca Clay, Sharee Koker, Serica Jennings, Christina Davis, Madison Christen, and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, and relatives.
Alicia was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Shonda Barnes and Rhonda Gordon; brother, Cedrick Gordon; niece, Kadejah Gordon; and cousin, Latoya Lewis.
Obituary and photo courtesy of Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home.