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Resolution RS2020-391

A resolution honoring the memory of Tia Minnrie Barbour-Hale and recognizing her contribution to the Nashville community.

WHEREAS, Tia Minnrie Barbour-Hale was born in Nashville, Tennessee on February 3, 1984, she is the daughter of Ontonio Barbour and Patricia Williams; and

WHEREAS, Tia is a proud public-school graduate. She attended Hume-Fogg High School and Antioch High School; and

WHEREAS, Tia is a 2005 initiate of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Alpha Chi Chapter, at Tennessee State University and later became a member of the Nashville Alumnae Chapter; and

WHEREAS, in 2006 she graduated from Tennessee State University receiving her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy; and

WHEREAS, Tia met Courtney Hale in Nashville while in high school; and

WHEREAS, the two started dating in 2004 and four short years later, they were wed on October 2, 2008. She gained a brother and sister in law in Christopher and Kristina Hale; and

WHEREAS, since 2016, she has been an employee of Metro Nashville Public Schools. Employed as an Occupational Therapist, she enjoyed designing activities for children to support their sensory development; and

WHEREAS, to quote a middle school friend of hers, “We will honor her as best as we can. Her energy and love for children will be missed in the Nashville community”; and

WHEREAS, three of Tia’s fondest memories and proudest moments are marrying her soulmate, Courtney Hale, the birth of their beautiful daughter, Ever, and guiding students to academic and physical milestones; and

WHEREAS, Tia will continue to be known as a wife, mother, daughter, sister in law, educator and child advocate; attributing her life as being dedicated to supporting others and her love for the Nashville community.


Section 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as honoring the memory of Tia Minnrie Barbour-Hale and recognize her contribution to the Nashville community.

Section 2. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.


Delishia Porterfield, Brandon Taylor, Joy Styles, Freddie O'Connell, Tanaka Vercher, Ginny Welsch, Jeff Syracuse, Sandra Sepulveda, Dave Rosenberg, Kyonzté Toombs, Emily Benedict, Zulfat Suara, Sharon Hurt, Jennifer Gamble, Antoniette Lee

Legislative History

Referred toRules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee

IntroducedJune 16, 2020

AdoptedJune 16, 2020

ApprovedJune 17, 2020

ByMayor Cooper's signature

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Last Modified: 06/29/2020 4:58 PM