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1984 Tawanda 2021

Tawanda Asamaowei

October 2, 1984 — December 9, 2021

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Tawanda Edisebara Cecelia Asamaowei was born on October 2,1984 in Worcester,
MA to her beloved mother Tsitsi Gladys Madzongwe Asamaowei from Zimbabwe and her beloved Dad, Rev.
Patrick Bones Asamaowei from Nigeria. She died unexpectedly on December 9th, 2021. Tawanda is
survived by her mother and father, her siblings, Patricia Tinashe Asamaowei-Onochie and her husband
Chinedu Onochie, her sister Rachael Asamaowei, her brothers Bones Joshua and Charles Asamaowei, her
partner Evan Bowling, her dog Barbie, many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, and her many
friends, all who are devastated by her passing.

Tawanda earned a Bachelors of Science from University of Maryland, University College and her
Masters Degree in Public Health from Marymount University, VA in 2013. Upon her graduation she
participated in a Fellowship Program with Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) as a
Public Health Associate in the Minneapolis, MN area. After completing her two-year Fellowship
Program, she was appointed as a Public Health Advisor for the CDC in Atlanta, GA where she also
served on the Executive Board of the CDC Young Professionals network. Tawanda also was a registered
yoga instructor and entrepreneur operating The NamasteBae, LLC, a yoga and lifestyle company. She
enjoyed selling body-affirming yoga products, teaching yoga, and being a content creator with over
250,000 views on her social media pages.

Tawanda was many things to many people. She was exceptional, unique, and incomparable. She was
kind and compassionate towards everyone she knew. She was selfless. She was sweet. She was full of
promise and made it her mission to turn people’s despair into hope. Her character and demeanor
voiced hope, joy, peace and triumph. She always wanted every young lady and person to gain access
to every opportunity and to continuously aspire to their dreams. She supported women, black women
especially, to live full happy healthy lives, whether it be through spirituality, mentoring, or
fitness. She had a zeal for life that she explored through travel, literature, and social media
and commemorated every occasion with a picture or a story. She was courageous and embraced
humanity. Her Community/Public Health career was exemplary of her character.

The memory of Tawanda will linger forever in our hearts. She would want us to turn our sorrow into
joy and peace that surpasses every understanding. She would want us to let echoes of the past
moments of joy with her re-anoint our hearts as the Angels embrace her in Heaven.

Finally, as we bid our farewell to Tawanda Asamaowei today, let's crown the feast of the moment
with a breadth of sweetness. Let’s let the gravity of her life be the sublime moment in our lives
that is treasured and unforgettable. May you let echoes of joy anoint your hearts with flames
within as you remember Tawanda E.C. Asamaowei.

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