Tamara Lee Russell

November 22, 1974October 9, 2020

Tamara Lee Russell “ Tammy, Ta-Ta, Twinkie ” passed away peacefully, surrounded by her devoted mother and loved ones in Richmond, Texas on October 9, 2020 at the age of 45. Tammy was born on November 22, 1974 in Houston to Richard C. Russell and Jane Henson Russell. She is preceded in death by her grandparents Carter and Elizabeth Kerbow Henson. Tammy is survived by her parents, sister Lisa Russell Roper and husband Boyce, sister Debbie Russell, nephews Bobby and wife Haleigh Roper, Matthew and Andrew Roper, aunt Betty Ann Henson Jackson and cousins Dean, Randy, Tommi and Max Jackson and numerous other loving family members. Tammy graduated from Stratford High School in 1993 and continued her education at Baylor University in Waco, Texas where she earned her degree in Business Administration in ’98. Tammy began working in advertising for Western Lithograph and became part of the management team where she was moved to Nashville, TN and Sacramento, CA to continue company growth. Once back in Houston, she was sought after by Adcetera, where she worked diligently until 2008 when she was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer. Her grace and steadfast devotion to her health and the leadership team at MD Anderson brought her to remission. Tammy had a stroke in 2015 as well as most recently in October which led to her disability. Now our precious girl is healed with the hands of her Lord, Jesus Christ. A memorial will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at The Settegast-Kopf Co. @ Sugar Creek in Sugarland, Texas with a reception to follow. A graveside service will take place afterwards at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations made in Tammy’s honor to MD Anderson Brain Center or American Cancer Society are welcomed Tribute & or words of condolence can be left at


  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • Reception

    Saturday, October 17, 2020


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Kristine El-Zokm

October 21, 2020

I'm very saddened to hear about Tammy. She had such a kind, loving heart and her positivity and enthusiasm was always so inspiring. Though it has been years since her and I worked together at Adcetera, I will never forget her laugh and smile. My prayers and sincere condolences are with all of you during this most difficult time.

John Sexton

October 19, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Tammy was the ultimate Bayor super fan and I know she is cheering for her Bears up in heaven. Tammy was a bright light that touch everyones heart . The team here at Adcetera was truely blessed to know her and will always remember her beautiful smile.

Jenifer (McEwen) Grubbs

October 18, 2020

So many beautiful memories of my sweet roomie have flooded my heart over the past few days. Tammy was such a huge part of my life and I am forever grateful for her. She was there through every part of George and I dating, to our wedding, and my kids loved getting to meet her several times over the years. Our hearts are full knowing she is whole, healthy, and free. To her sweet family, thank you for sharing Tammy with so many. She will continue to be a bright light. Big hugs to you all.
With love,
George and Jenifer

Sandra Valdes

October 18, 2020

I can remember those days in her Nottingham house and spending time just the three of us, Tammy, Janice and I. I will miss you my friend.

Maria Ungaro

October 17, 2020

Our entire family is deeply saddened of Tami's death. Through Boyce and Lisa, we had the honor of meeting her. She was such a beautiful soul. Always happy especially when she was with her sister Lisa, Boyce, and nephews. We send our prayers to all of you during this very difficult time.
The Ungaro and The Rosenbaum Family

Mark Embry

October 17, 2020

Tammy was a friend of mine at Baylor. She always had such a big smile! I’m sad to hear this news but trust she is in heaven celebrating with the angels.

Megan Coffing

October 17, 2020

I had the pleasure of knowing Tammy as a little girl, the younger sister of my friend Lisa. Everyone loved her, she was beautiful, sweet and someone you wanted to just be around. God bless the family in this time of sorrow as she will be greatly missed.

Kelly (Paxton) Katsnelson

October 17, 2020

Tammy always had a smile on her face! From pledge sister to friend and roommate, I was blessed to have her in my life. She so loved life and brought joy to all around her.

Sally Low

October 15, 2020

Tammy had a beautiful heart and soul! I was privileged to know her. Being Lisas childhood friend, I was around quite a bit when Tammy was a young girl. She was like a little sister. to me. Then she grew into an amazing young lady and fought like a champ to meet her struggles. My heart goes out to the whole family! I love you all dearly and I’m sending prayers for peace and comfort.
Love Sally

Lena Akkerman

October 15, 2020

Jane, Sean called me about Tamara's passing. I am so sad that she had to leave so young. But as we know, she is no longer in pain and has gone home to our heavily father.

Dick's and my sweet daughter, Robin, is 6 years younger than Tamara. She is well and teaching.

You and your family are in my prayers.
Lena Akkerman


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