Indianapolis, In. – Tia Coleman, the Indiana woman who lost her family in last month’s duck boat accident on Table Rock Lake, spoke out Tuesday about her life after the tragedy.
Tia Coleman says without her family, her house is not a home anymore.
Coleman’s husband, 40-year-old husband Glenn and three young children: one-year-old Arya, seven-year-old Evan, and nine-year-old Reece, were among the 17 people killed when a storm sank the duck boat in which they were riding in Branson.
Coleman and her family were in Branson for an annual family vacation when the tragedy happened.
Coleman said during a press conference, “I want today to kind of tell you a little bit about my family who lived in this house, here.”
“I was in the bed and I woke up cause I heard the bus outside and I almost yelled out, ‘hurry up you’re going to miss the bus.’ And I realized they won’t be getting on any more buses.”
“My family really meant everything to me, just like everybody else, they meant everything to me.”
“It’s a house now, it’s not a home anymore.”
“My husband – he was a wonderful man. He was a provider. He loved me. He loved our kids. And I’m going to tell you about my wonderful babies. Reese is my oldest. As I said before he was on the autism spectrum. Um..he was absolutely amazing, he was the one who made me a mother. He is the first one who made me a mother. He was 9 years old.”
“So today I wanna start a petition to make the duck boats responsible for what they did to my children.”