Tammy Sue Brightwell

September 12, 1960February 11, 2021

Tammy Sue Brightwell age 60, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at home. She is survived by her siblings, David (Nancy) Brightwell of KY and Kathy (David) Metcalf of MO; Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many more Dear Family and Friends.

Tammy was born September 12, 1960 in Hammond, IN to the late Kenneth Wayne and Sue Ann Brightwell. Tammy has been a resident of Hebron, IN the last several years.

Tammy attended school in Munster, IN. She enjoyed all of her family and especially loved spending time at gatherings when together. When not, Tammy was a bright voice to hear each day as she would call you if you had not called first. She always wanted to know how family was doing and to fill you in on her day. Tammy also indulged in making and painting ceramics to give to her family and friends.

Tammy will be laid to rest privately at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crown Point, IN.

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Richard and Robin Carter

February 19, 2021

Tammy had a very difficult life fighting health issues daily. And yet she was almost always happy and upbeat when seeing friends or relatives. Her last health problem she fought, alone, for two years. We only saw Tammy once every year or two living out of state. But every time she was sweet and cheerful and had a hand made gift for Robin. Her suffering is over. What a tough lady. I remember meeting Tammy for the first time. Knowing what her daily struggles were, humbled me. She was very kind and caring to those who new her. May she now rest in peace. No more suffering an no more pain.
She will always remain in my thoughts and I will miss her.

Patricia Zegley

February 19, 2021

Tammy will be missed. She was so strong throughout this ordeal. She fought hard but then the suffering started. I'm happy that she's at peace and no longer has to go through the treatments and pain. Rest in peace, Tammy. We love you.

Rebecca Howard

February 18, 2021

Tammy was one of my beautiful nieces, one of the daughters of my brother, Kenneth Wayne. I looked forward to our several times a week conversations. I told her many times how much I enjoyed talking to her, she cried. God bless her heart. I miss our talks very much. She fought a very hard battle with the cancer the last two years plus. Oh how I wish she could have won the battle and be alive, but the pain, fear, struggles and sickness are gone. She has a beautiful heavenly home with no more worries. Our last conversation was on Tuesday night before she died on Thursday morning. She was concerned for me as my speech has been altered by a surgery. She said at the end of our conversation, "Aunt Becky, take care of your voice, rest it. I love you and Uncle John. Tell Uncle John." Concern for me when her situation was so critical.

Carol Carter

February 18, 2021

My heart felt sorrow for you all. Tammy was a very special girl. We talked on the phone almost daily. Tammy was stronger than any of us would have thought. We were all very proud of her. I will miss her

Melva Thorpe/Slanac

February 17, 2021

Tammy and her family hold a place in my heart that is wonderful in memory. We were surprised when we found that we were from the same little place in Kentucky. Our children held a special places in the others family heart. Tammy, Dave, Kathy , Dana and Cathy grew up together. Tammy I still can see that smile. RIP

Jeanette Lesich

February 12, 2021

Sending our love to all of your family. We will always remember little Tammy running over with a story and a smile. Those years were very precious to this young couple struggling to learn how to raise kids of our own. Your family was so kind to us. We will forever hold these memories in our heart!
Jeanette and Larry