Whitten Monelison Chapel

3966 South Amherst Highway, Madison Heights, VA


Tammy Ragland Ragland Black

December 3, 1970December 22, 2013
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Tammy Ragland Black, 43, of Virginia Beach, formerly of Amherst County, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013 at her residence. She was the wife of the late Dennie Wayne Black.

Born December 3, 1970 in Lynchburg, she was the daughter of Raymond Edward and Peggy Sessoms Ragland of Amherst. Prior to moving to Virginia Beach, Tammy was a former nursing assistant with Amherst County Public Schools.

In addition to her parents, Tammy is survived by her daughter, Lauren Black of Radford and her significant other, James Newton; a sister, Michelle Bryant and husband Thomas of Amherst and four nephews, Peyton and Holden Bryant and Jack and Robert Mies.

Funeral services for Tammy and memorial services for Dennie will be held together at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Clifford Baptist Church with the Rev. Kelvin Brown officiating. Following the services, Tammy will be interred at Amherst Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Friday, December 27, 2013 at Whitten Monelison Chapel and other times at the residence of Michelle Bryant.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider the Amherst County Humane Society.


  • Visitation Friday, December 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 28, 2013


Tammy Ragland Ragland Black

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Christie Wright-Miller

January 20, 2014

Ms. Lauren
We will pray for your peace...may GOD be with you always

Christie and Isaac SMLA

Doug ,Karen Roberts

January 15, 2014

Our Deepest Sympathy.

Eddie Sal

January 9, 2014

Just read about Tammy passing. She was a beautiful person and I will miss her glowing smile. So sorry for your loss.

Tina Dunivan & family

January 1, 2014

Michelle...so sorry for your loss...prayers for for you and your family.

Brenda Currie

December 30, 2013

Peggy and Ray,
I just heard about Tammy's untimely passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May the memories that you have of Tammy bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Jeanie and Woody Miller

December 30, 2013

Dear Tammy, Our hearts are so heavy at the news of your untimely passing. We both loved you dearly and you will be missed so much. God has a beautiful angel in his midst. We will be praying for Lauren and your family, and hoping that the hurt and pain that they are feeling will subside. We will never forget your wonderful smile and your genuine heart of gold. We Love You

Jean and Joe Brown

December 30, 2013

Peggy, I am so sorry for your loss. I only found out from Facebbok entries. I want to call you but I have no number. The fun time we had on that bus to Texas still stands out with you cheering those softball players on. Tammy was a very special person and achieved this from your love and guidance. Please accept my sincere wishes for you to be able to go on after this.

Perine and Mike Pierce

December 30, 2013

Tammy, you will be missed more than you ever thought possible! Mike and I will remember all the good times we had together and will cherish every single memory. It really is not the same here without you. We love you,

Teresa Bartholomew

December 29, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. Tammy was always smiling and happy at CES and the kids all loved her. My prayers are with you and your family.
I am so sorry for your devastating loss, words cannot begin to express what you are going through. I worked with your mom at CES off and on as a substitute and you graduated with my daughter Hope Irons. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

December 29, 2013

Tammy I will never forget you.
It is still hard for me to believe you are not here. We had wonderful memories and had great times together working and hanging out. We would have a lot of fun and laughs. Lauren you were her life and she loved you so much. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. You will be missed. You never met a stranger and had a beautiful personality and smile. Until we meet again in heaven I was blessed to share a friendship. Lauren I'm here for you.
Terri Cash