The Sunrose on September 16, 1969 and the Sunset on March 16, 2017 taking with it the “The Divine Soul” of Tanisha Cassadine.

Tanisha braved this cold world 47 years and left behind a legacy that will be hard to match.  My fondest memories of Tanisha are from the 1980’s and early 1990’s in here hometown of Memphis, TN where we both were trying to enter into the world of Gay entertainment.

Back in the day you had to earn your way to be featured on the “Sunday Night Shows” in Memphis, TN.  Because Sunday’s was reserved for the “Seasoned” & “Legend” performers and earning that invite was a rite of passage!

On Sunday’s at the Family Affair and later The Apartment Club the competition was plentiful and fierce but Tanisha kept trying to earn that Sunday Night invitation, plus those who performed on Sunday night was compensated.

The last I heard Tanisha had toppled the task of becoming a Legend on Sundays and had moved into the professional rank of pageantry. Tanisha went on to hold a vast number of 1st Place titles in pageants, Most recently Miss Sapphire 2017 and Miss Large & Lovely 2016 (pictured).

It was with a heavy heart that I have to speak of Tanisha in past tense and for that our condolences goes out to her biological family and her Cassadine Family.

“The Divine Tanisha”

Tanisha’s Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be Saturday, April 1, 2017 11:00 AM Cathedral of Praise Church (inside Buntyn Presbyterian Church) 561 S. Prescott, Memphis, TN 38111.

Repast: Club Infiniti 2536 N. Watkins, Memphis, TN 38127

The Unleashed Voice Radio Show is dedicating the entire show in her honor on March 25, 2017 on KWAM AM 990 TALK RADIO, Memphis, TN, from 5 pm until 6 pm. The radio show can be Live-Streamed on and Facebook Live under Davin Clemons.