Ciara Rose Tionia Gilliam

Family of Ciara Rose Tionia Gilliam has established a GoFundMe to filter the many generous requests on how to support the family during this tragic time.

On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022, Ciara tragically passed away at tender age of 22 years old.

She was a beautiful, intelligent, deeply caring, young woman who could light up any room she entered with her smile, laughter and unconditional kindness.

Ciara had a heart so large, and was often helping others and putting their needs even before hers. Although she was deeply loved and surrounded by so many members and friends, she didn't like others to see her struggling and would try to cope with things silently.

The loss of Ciara has broken the hearts of many, and it will be a painful process of picking up the pieces of this tragedy.

Ciara would want this tragedy not to be in vain, but to help others who may also be struggling in silence.

Our family is urging anyone with any information or resources to help end the selling of illegal and synthetic narcotics that is destroying the lives of so many, in the Des Moines Metro area, contact the Des Moines Police Department.

Psalm 73:26 - My flesh and my heart may fail but God is the strength of my heart and my portion, forever.
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Kiara Whitney
Des Moines, IA

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