Tessa J. Whitmire

Tessa J. Whitmire, 25, of Millville, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017.

Born in Bloomsburg on December 30, 1991, she was the daughter of Renee M. (Zeares) Hayes and husband Rickey, Berwick, and Nicklos L. Whitmire, Berwick. She was a graduate of Berwick Area Senior High school and Grace Institute of Business Technology in New York. She was employed at Sykes Enterprises in Bloomsburg.

Tessa was hardworking and in her spare time she enjoyed catching up with friends on her phone and going to the movies. Watching The Bachelor and The Bachelorette was a guilty pleasure.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her cherished daughter, Miley J. Bitler; fiancé, Eric Bitler, Millville; sisters, Kourtney Hayes and Cassandra Hayes; brother, Rickey Hayes “RJ”; niece and nephew, Penny Sue and Aiden Roberts; grandparents, Diane Zeares; Ella B Hayes; Judy and Glen Whitmire; aunts and uncles, Mark Long, Lori Long, Gary and Tanya Combs, Terry Zeares, and Michelle Kelchner.

She is preceded in death by grandfather, Barry Zeares; and great grandmother, Mary Zeares.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Berwick Assembly of God Church, 801 East Fifth Street, Berwick with Pastor Steve Potutschnig officiating. Interment will follow in Elan Memorial Park, Bloomsburg, with Pastor Larry Smith officiating. Family will receive friends from 9:00 AM until the time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Miley Bitler and sent to First Columbia Bank and Trust, 232 East Street, P.O. Box 240, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.

Online messages of comfort may be sent to condolences@hellerfuneral.com.