A Requiem For My Sister

Tiffany Leigh Sales
October 2, 1968 – January 5, 2021

Tiffany was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey on October 2, 1968 to Leslie and Helena B. Sales. She attended St. Nicholas of Tolentine Elementary School and Atlantic City High School (ACHS). At ACHS she participated in the marching band and upon graduation in 1986, Tiffany attended Morgan State University where she majored in Computer Science.

It was in college that Tiffany began to experiment with drugs. As a result of that experiment, she was on and off drugs her entire life, resulting in a fatal overdose at the Hard Rock Casino at the age of 52. While it saddens us that she died alone; her siblings believe that their mother was there to greet her on the other side.

At the time of her death, she was employed as a Concessions Operator at the Steel Pier. When Tiffany was clean, she worked hard, and her work ethic often quickly resulted in a promotion to a supervisory or management-level position.

Despite her shortcomings, Tiffany had a warm personality and an infectious laugh. She was usually the life of the party and was known for her sarcastic and witty sense of humor. Tiffany was an avid player of the game Candy Crush. She also loved doing her hair and getting her nails done. No matter what challenges she faced throughout her life, Tiffany maintained her outward appearance.

Tiffany gave birth to three boys, Justin, Marlon, and Isaiah. Realizing that her challenges would prevent them from having the quality of life they deserved, Tiffany allowed them to be adopted into loving families.

Tiffany was predeceased by her Mother, Helena B. Sales. She leaves to mourn her death: three sons, Justin M. Oliver of Atlanta, GA, Marlon Dyitt, Jr of Pleasantville, NJ, and Isaiah Campbell of Egg Harbor City, NJ; one sister, Lisa C. Oliver (Jeffrey) of Atlanta, GA; one brother, Jason M. Sales (Trina) of Abingdon, MD, and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, and friends.

The remains of Tiffany Leigh Sales will be cremated. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, a memorial service will be held via Zoom on Saturday, January 16 from 6pm – 8pm via this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3383078034

Services are entrusted to Mikal’s Funeral Parlor, Atlantic City, NJ.

Lastly, if you or anyone you know are experiencing an addiction to drugs, please seek help. SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, provides 24- hour confidential free help, from public health agencies, to find substance use treatment and information. Visit https://www.samhsa.gov/ or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

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