Tanya Sue Enloe

July 16, 1962August 3, 2018
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Tanya Sue Enloe passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018, at the age of 56. She was born July 16, 1962, in Jefferson City, Missouri, the second of four children to Dr. John Smith Enloe, Jr. (who preceded her in death) and Juanita Jeanette Buckley Enloe. She leaves behind three siblings: sister - Rhea (Hal) Wynn of Montgomery, Alabama; two brothers -Dr. John (Mariah) Enloe of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Dr.Vohn (Candy) Enloe of Troy, Alabama; ten nieces and nephews - James (Lindsay), Jacqui Wynn; Ella Rhea, Quinn, William, and Linnea Mae Enloe ; and Blake (Brooke), Brock, Brooke, and Britton Enloe; and two great nephews - Easton and Brodie Wynn. Miss Enloe dedicated her life to education - serving as a public school Speech Language Pathologist for eleven years before moving into higher education. She spent the last twenty-four years of her teaching career as an Assistant Professor in the Valdosta State University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, teaching classes and doing clinical teaching and training. Miss Enloe has been a faithful member of the church of Christ since the age of ten, and loved teaching pre-school Bible classes, attending ladies Bible classes and functions, and worshipping with the Dasher Church of Christ. Her courageous struggle with cancer, her continual positive attitude, and her peace with the outcome has been inspirational to many people. A visitation will be held from 5 pm- 7 pm on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at Leak Memory Chapel. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at University Church of Christ with a visitation to be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery at Shellhorn in Troy, Alabama.


  • Dr. John Smith Enloe, Father
  • Juanita Jeanette Buckley Enloe, Mother
  • Rhea (Hal) Wynn, Sister
  • Dr. John (Mariah) Enloe, Brother
  • Dr. Vohn (Candy) Enloe, Brother
  • Tanya also leaves to cherish her memory, 10 nieces and nephews- James (Lindsay), Jacqui Wynn; Ella Rhea, Quinn, William, and Linnea Mae Enloe; and Blake (Brooke), Brock, Brooke, and Britton Enloe; and two great nephews- Easton and Brodie Wynn.

  • John Enloe IV, Pallbearer
  • Vohn Enloe, Pallbearer
  • Hal Wynn, Pallbearer
  • James Wynn, Pallbearer
  • Blake Enloe, Pallbearer
  • Brock Enloe, Pallbearer
  • Quinn Enloe, Honorary Pallbearer
  • William Enloe, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 7, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Tanya Sue Enloe

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Lora Backes

August 9, 2018

Tanya and I met at VSU in 1994 the day she arrived on campus and we were assigned a small office space to share. That was the beginning of a 24 year relationship as friends, colleagues, and family. We worked together on projects, presentations, traveled together, supervised together, had weekly lunches together and simply shared the ups and downs that life brought to each of us, Throughout this past year she has been the most positive individual in her fight for her life. She loved God and shared her faith often and was looking forward to her heavenly promise. Although we are left to remember her and the legacy that she left at the VSU Speech and Hearing Clinic we all know that she is in a much better place now and is pain free! Sincere condolences to her family and friends as we all face the rest of our lives without such a wonderful person.

Corine Myers-Jennings

August 8, 2018

It is not easy thinking of Tanya not being with us. I have know Tanya for 23 years here at VSU. She started working at the institution a year before I did and welcomed me with open arms. We both watched the program grow and developed into an awesome program. Many students have come and gone and can reflect on her supervising them in the clinic and teaching them "Phonetic" in a very interesting way with lots of fun while learning a new skill. I never saw students who liked "Phonetics" until Tanya took over the class. Just as she like movies, she brought that excitement into the classroom. For the students who could not get it all during class she had tutoring sessions set up for them. She wanted to provide every opportunity that she could for them to be successful. As a Faculty member, she was easy to work with, was always a team player, liked things to be organized with the proper grammar and punctuation and she was always current on information. She was consistent and had a pattern for how things should be done. She always had a smile even when she disagreed with you. Though her illness we learned so much and admired her positive attitude and her strong Faith. She was courageous and never detoured on her journey. I could see the scriptures in her life and I pray that I can be that courageous and faithful to the end.

DeMaris Murphy

August 7, 2018

I was so privileged to have Tanya for a friend! She was such an inspiration to me - a fine Christian lady. So kind to everyone. I will certainly miss her and especially at church services at Dasher Church of Christ. I pray for God’s comfort and peace to be bestowed on her family and friends and especially her mother in the loss of Tanya!

Jade Robinson

August 7, 2018

It's hard to imagine the CSD program without Ms. Enloe! I was fortunate enough to know her in two different roles. She was my supervisor at LARC for two quarters while I was in school at Valdosta State University (VSU) and then she was my friend and colleague while I worked at VSU. It's actually unusual to have the same supervisor for two quarters, but Irene (my client at LARC) made such remarkable progress during my first quarter that we decided it would be nice to keep the momentum going. At the end of that second quarter, Irene, who was only in her fifties, passed away suddenly of a heart attack. Ms. Enloe shared the news with me with great compassion and we found comfort in knowing that we had made the last six months of her life more enjoyable. Ms. Enloe, I hope you find Irene in heaven and give her a big hug! Maybe she will tell you a story about going to Pick'n Save, her favorite store in Valdosta.

When I returned to VSU as a faculty member, Ms. Enloe welcomed me back home, shared course materials with me, and helped me navigate life on the other side of academia. But even as a colleague and friend, I have a hard time calling her "Tanya" because of her influential role in my career. My heart goes out to Ms. Enloe's family and our VSU family!

Terry Jackson

August 6, 2018

I met Tanya in 1979 at Harding University. She became my best friend; so different and yet so alike. Even though we eventually lost touch with each other, she remained in my heart. God blessed all of us with her. Even though she is now in heaven, I know everyone will miss her. I pray that God will comfort her earthly family as well as her Christian family, which if you know the Enloes, is pretty much the same thing. I know he will. May God hold you in the palm of his hand until we meet again.

Elaine Carpenter

August 6, 2018

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Enloe Family during this difficult time in their lives. May God comfort you and give you strength in the days ahead. With love, Elaine Campbell Carpenter, Eatonton, Ga.

Bailee Harrell

August 5, 2018

I met Ms. Enloe during my undergraduate studies at Valdosta. It was obvious she was meant to be a teacher and she enjoyed sharing her knowledge with others. Ms. Enloe taught us skills such as "phonetic transcription." In other words, she taught us how to transcribe sounds into symbols. It was a tough skill to learn but the way she taught made it fun. I am so blessed to have met Ms. Enloe and I'm thankful I've gotten to know her over the years in school. I feel like I'll always carry a part of her with me because of the knowledge and skills she has taught me. Thoughts and prayers to family and friends of such a sweet and beautiful soul.

Brooke Chaney

August 5, 2018

Ms. Enloe was a woman truely dedicated to her faith. Not only was she one of my professors and clinical supervisors, she was a sweet friend. Through the fight of her own, she checked in on me multiple times during the passing of my daddy. Without a doubt, I know she’s happy and pain free today. God bless you Ms. Enloe, you were loved very much by so many of us.

Lizzy (Melton) Thompson

August 5, 2018

Ms. Enloe was my professor for both undergraduate and graduate education at VSU for Speech Language Pathology. Her passion for our field was contagious and she pushed me to be better every single day. I will never forget her stories, her love for Mountain Dew, or the impact she had on my life and my career. Sending all my love and prayers to her family.

Maddie Hanley

August 5, 2018

Ms. Enloe was my clinical supervisor during my first semester in graduate school at Valdosta State University. She was strict in her teaching but she was also very kind and because of her I learned a lot that first semester about how to be a proper clinician. She has passed her wisdom not only to me but other students as well and for that I am grateful.