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Tammie Terrell Person, age 37 of Durham, North Carlina, passed away on
Tuesday January 30, 2024.
Tammie was born in Detroit, MI. on October 6 1986. She was raised by her Grandmother Barbara Person, Mother Terrell Person, her father Terry Hall, who preceded her in death, and along with her stepfather Dana Plummer.
Tammie was born with some challenging medical conditions early in her life. Despite these difficulties, Tammie persevered as a very steadfast ambitious individual that never allowed her medical
and physical challenges from preventing her from pursuing and living all of her dreams and goals. No matter what, Tammie always believed it would be God who made the final decision on her destiny. For destiny, life, purpose as Tammie would have it, was woven into loving and carefully formed relationships with family and friends and the adamant pursuit of educating oneself to be the best that God would have you to be.
Tammie accepted the Lord as her savior at the age of 5. Her unwavering faith led her to believe that she could accomplish all things through Christ that strengthened her.
She loved her family and served her family with patience, compassion, generosity, and kindness for the entirety of the time here with us. She was a blessing for all she came in contact with. That glow of life was something that all of us can attest to and will always be remembered, as she gave us immense courage and hope that reminded us of the preciousness of life.
As a native resident of Detroit, she grew up on the northwest side and attended Detroit Charter Schools where she met some great lifelong friends. She worked for the City of Detroit and other jobs during her life in Detroit, Michigan.
Years later, on her faith in God, she took herself to start a new life in Durham, North Carolina and would be given the opportunity to attend a Historically Black College (HBCU) that she always wanted to attend - Bennet College of Greensboro. She would go on to obtain her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and meet a sisterhood of lifelong friends - the Bennet Bells from Bennet College. Thereafter, she focused her studies and career on becoming a Physician Assistant by attending her second HBCU - North Carolina Central.
Tammie was an avid reader that loved to read history and the latest medical literature. She always kept up to date on the latest in politics. She loved a variety of genres of music and artists, including some of her favorite in which she loved attending their concerts - Teena Marie and Michael Jackson. Tammie loved cooking for the family. She was a master at cooking seafood dishes and loved a glass of fine wine. One of her favorite desert foods she prepared for the family was cheesecake.
Her other activities included shopping for her favorite authentic luxury designer handbags of which she had a closet full of them including designer clothes, shoes, etc. Also, she had a huge collection of care bears that she would often pass out at the hospital to terminally-ill patients in need of kindness and compassion. That was Tammie - loving and understanding and knowing what it is like being on that other side. Tammie wanted to be a blessing to everyone.
Her life was a living example of Ephesians 4:32: "
... and be kind and
compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as Christ forgave you
" And, Tammie clearly understood Matthew 22:37 - 39 Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself. Tammie loved everybody.
Tammie is survived by a huge family. A host of brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends. Her departure come losed steat shock and a deep wound, and will be gravely felt by all who loved her deeply in her wide-network of community.