On December 11, 2017 Tammy Beazley, age 47, of Ely, TX. went home to be with her heavenly father after a courageous battle with colon cancer.
Tammy was born on July 3, 1970 in Denison, TX. to Dale Lake and Linda Russell Warren. She graduated from Bells High School in 1988. She married her high school sweetheart, Bryant David Beazley, after discovering George Strait was no longer available.
She is survived by her mother and step father, Linda and Sam Warren of Bonham, TX., her father and step mother, Dale and Jody Lake of Salt Lake City, UT., her brothers Brian Lake and wife Beth of Nashville, TN., and Travis Lake of Phoenix, AZ., her beloved children Kacy Cole and wife Kristen of Blossom, TX. and Chandler Huffman of Paris, TX., her step children Lindsey, Brooke, Bailey and Wyatt Beazley of Ely, TX., her mother and father in law, Jo Chat and Alice Beazley of Ely, TX., along with her proudest accomplishment of becoming a special “Gran” to her beloved grandchildren, Harper and Drake Cole; as well as a host of other family members and lifelong friends.
She was preceded in death by her step daughter Laura Beazley, her grandparents, Marshal and Corine Russell, and Wilbert and Doris Lake.
Tammy was owner and operator of Lamar Loans and Home Town Furniture in Paris, TX. until 2013. She went on to work for Capital One Bank as a branch manager in McKinney, TX. until her cancer diagnosis in December 2016.
She served with Lamar County Relay for Life as a Logistics Chair, Events Chair, and Treasurer over her years of service starting in 2002.
She recently spoke as a cancer survivor during a Relay event leaving behind inspirational messages of hope, stating:
“Live life like you’re living, not as if you’re dying”;
“Don’t live sad, wake up every day and find something you can do for others”, along with final words of wisdom imparted to her by her mother, “You are where you are today because that’s where God wants you”.
Tammy had an unwavering faith in Christ and she loved and lived life to its fullest every day. Her charm and witty character made her a favorite among all. Her innate sense of style and bling was to be admired. She was a wonderful mother, wife, daughter, “Gran”, mentor, friend and sister in Christ to all who knew her.
Tammy’s smile and infectious laughter will be an inspiration that will live in our hearts until we meet her again.
The family extends a heart of gratitude for all the calls, cards, visits and messages of love and encouragement over this past year.
Special thanks to her cousin, Larry Simmons, for the beautiful memorial video, and all the many doctors and nurses from Texas Oncology, Texoma Medical Center and UT South Western, who helped navigate her on this journey.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Mullican-Little Funeral Home in Bells/Savoy, TX. on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Whitewright, Texas. The family will receive friends for visitation from 1:00-2:00 PM on Thursday.
Memorial donations can be made to Lamar and Fannin County Relay for Life Programs.