Help Lost and found Tittle's
Fast forward to the night of June 8th, early morning of June 9th 2015, as I was in a "google" mood to try finding my grandmother one more time. As I googled on my phone, I found a free 1940 census from ancestry.com that provided names of a Tittle family that included familiar names my mom mentioned before. I texted my mom the info, then went to bed as it was passed 1 am. The next day I continued to google, researching names on the ancestry's census, that led to me researching on Chattanooga's library online database ..fast forward to finding a recent obituary with survivor names, which led me to finding possible relatives listed on a white pages inquiry...then finding the possible relatives from the obit and white pages, to finding Facebook pages with pictures..and the end result was getting a confirmation that I indeed had searched and found!!! My first contact was with my cousin Brandon Davis on facebook, who confirmed he had an Aunt Mable in our correspondence. He also said that the family always knew Aunt Mable had children, but did not know what happened to them. He said that he was going to get me in touch with someone who would know a bit more than him. At that moment my whole body started shaking, sweating and I felt nauseated. Then a few moments, later I got a message from Brandon's dad confirming that he remembered my mom as a little girl. Immediately, I felt that God was shining a spotlight on me. I then called my mom to confirm that I found her family, our family! My mom cried and so did I.
The entire time we were looking in the wrong place! The majority of my family migrated to Southern California and Detroit from Tennessee in the 60's-70's! My mom also had my grandmother's name and great grandmother's name mixed together which added to some confusion.
I am raising money at this time because 55 years is long enough to be separated from our family! The discovery came about so unexpected! We are thrilled and so are the Tittle's!! My mom, uncle and I are planning to fly to Southern California in October 2015 and travel expenses are not cheap from here to there. My uncle has not flown in 35 years and my mom has not flown in a while either! So this will be a double experiences for both. We plan to stay about 7 days to meet my great Aunt, two great uncles, as well as a SLEW of cousins! I do mean a slew! Who knew??! We cannot wait!
Unfortunately, my grandmother passed away last year and my brother passed away in 1997, but I know they will be there in spirit and partying in heaven over the reunion!
Whatever you are able to give is so much appreciated! If you read this and are not able to help, prayers would be appreciated as well. To be able to fill the void that has been in my mother's and uncle's life is overwhelming!
Thanks so much for joining us on our journey to visit and reunite/meet the Tittle family! It's been a long time coming and I am mightily blessed by God to finally have found them.
*Pictured above from Top Left to Top Right: Grandmother Mable and My mom Georgetta
Bottom Left to Bottom Right:
My brother GP and Me.
Chris P! Ma, and Uncle D
WE LEAVE TOMORROW and right now I can say, We do not need anymore donations!! I am praying there will be no emergencies or things of that nature that would cost us more than we have budgeted. In the Name Of Jesus I know this will be a smooth sailing trip that we've waited a whole life time for! I am hoping my family has a video camera handy and ready for this event!
We leave tomorrow mid-day. Pray for us as we journey! And again send me YOUR ADDRESSES! I've only gotten about 3-4! I'd like to update our donors and send our gratitude!
LOS ANGELES OR BUST!
Chris, Mom and Uncle D