Ms. Tammie “Tam” Laverne Williams was born in Jackson, MS on July 26,1960. She was the third oldest child born to Henry, Sr. and Earline Bibb-Jenkins. Preceding her in death are her grandson, Porter Elijah Wade and brother-in-law, Leonard Redd Jr.
Tammie was a quiet and sweet child who gained favoritism from her two aunts, Augustine Kelly and Addie Jenkins, who often spoiled her like her father, due to the striking resemblance to her paternal grandmother.
Tammie was a member of the Sweet Rest Church of Christ Holiness USA where she was baptized in 1968 under the pastorage of Rev. J.T.Hill. Tammie was a member of the HYPU, Sunbeams, Standardbearers, the Junior Choir, and the Jesus first, Yourself last, and Others in between (JOY) Girls Club. Tammie had a beautiful alto voice and began singing duets with her sister Shelia and other family on special programs.
Tammie attended the Pearl School District where she was a basketball stand out and track manager. She participated in the Miss Junior Pageant singing “Ben” and really engaged the audience with her co-star, a live mouse, whom she trained to run up and down her arms. Her performance left everyone in awe. Tammie received her high school diploma in 1979.
Tammie had a kind heart, but it was her special talent of gifted hands that we will remember most. She could cook from scratch and was the best cook in the house. She didn’t hesitate to feed the people. Anyone from the job to the neighborhood was welcomed at her table. She designed her own clothes, braided hair, and could even hold her own with the boys in a boxing match.
Tammie moved to New Orleans, Louisiana in the early 80’s after marrying Dewayne Williams. Together, they brought three beautiful children into this world. Her children were gifted with her many talents as well.
Tammie relocated back to Rankin County and enjoyed successful employment with the Mississippi State Hospital, Baptist Hospital and followed in her mother’s footsteps by working at Packard Electric in Clinton, MS throughout her adult life.
She never met a stranger. Oftentimes when she came home, she would visit the elderly. Tam was loved by many and will truly be missed by many.
She leaves to cherish her memories: a special friend, Charles Brownlow; one son, Nigel Sharre’ Williams of Waveland, MS; two daughters; Eboni Ann Mangum of Brandon, MS and Markesa Elaine Williams of Brandon, MS; one godson, Bryce Gilbert; eight grandchildren, Olivia Shardae’, Baleigh Elise, Laelah McKenzie, Kelsie Brooke, Logan Dewayne, Carter Levon, Savannah Jo, Harper David; her parents, Henry and Earline Jenkins, Sr.; three brothers; Henry (Shelia) Jenkins Jr. of Pearl, MS, Christopher Jenkins of Las Vegas, NV, and Trayford (Eva) Jenkins of Las Vegas, NV; four sisters; Petril (Cleotus) Woods of Canton MS, Sandra Redd of Brandon MS, Shelia (James) Cooper, and Lisa (Eric) Redd of Brandon, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation Hours will be held Friday 07/02/2021 from 12-7 p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home
Funeral Services will be held Saturday 07/03/2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Sweet Rest Church located on 215 Old Whitfield Rd. Pearl, MS 39208
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