OBITUARY

Tamara "Tammy" Faye Wilkins

December 23, 1959November 14, 2021

Tamara “Tammy” Faye Wilkins, 61, of Fishersville passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at her residence. Born December 23, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence David and Mary Alma (Monroe) Wilkins. She attended Linden Heights Baptist Church in Staunton. Tammy retired from the University of Virginia where she worked for thirty plus years. She served as the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (EVP/COO) for the majority of her career. When the EVP/COO retired, she spent her last year working for the Dean in the School of Architecture. Her heart was in serving others. She treated everyone with equal respect, deference, and humor, no matter who they were. She was good natured and dedicated, willing to go above and beyond because it was all part of taking care of others which is what Tammy did best. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Michael Wilkins and wife, Shirley, Clarence Wilkins and wife Shirley; nephew David F. Wilkins; and niece, Julie Suggs. Survivors include a nephew, Tony Wilkins; niece, Penny Sager; great nephews, Andrew Wilkins, David Wilkins, Austin Suggs; and great nieces, Dana Cash and Karlye Sager. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes with Pastors John Hamric and Luke Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Augusta Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be J. D. Carroll, Dustin Henderson, Tim Morris, Tony Wilkins, Tommy Weade, Buck Brown and Parker Staples. Honorary pallbearers will be family and friends attending the service. Family and friends may pay their respects and sign the guest book from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 618 West Main Street, Waynesboro. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamirckfuneralhomes.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 17, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, November 18, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating, Interment

Memories

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Carolyn Justice

November 19, 2021

I am so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to her family and friends prayers for all going up. I remember Jean ,my sister Pam and I used to play together all the time when we visited our Grandmother(Kate Cash)..Those memories are dear to me and the joy of those times will always be remembered.

Beth Meyer

November 19, 2021

I am so saddened to learn of Tammy's passing. She was a caring and dedicated person who contributed so much to the School of Architecture in the short time she worked with us. I will ever be grateful for Tammy's advice, her commitment to our mission, and her concern for all members of the community--staff, students and faculty. Oh, and that twinkle in her eye. She always knew more than she let on! I send my condolensces for your loss, as I know Tammy's extended family meant so much to her. Kind regards, Beth Meyer, former Dean, UVA School of Architecture

Nancy Cason

November 18, 2021

Tammy you will be greatly missed.you were the most special person I have ever known.rest easy an with lots of love I will miss you.

David Wilkins

November 17, 2021

RIP my crazy, loving Aunt. I will think of you often and cherish all of the conversations we had over the years. Love you! Davey

Ann Wilkins Oaks

November 17, 2021

Tammy and I were cousins and were close in age along with several other cousins also. This obituary describes her to a "T" and I sure would like to know who wrote it. Fantastic writer to catch all people's memories of Tammy. It brought tears that I tried so hard to hold back.

Her family has my heart-felt condolences.
Ann Wilkins Oaks

Leslie Marsh

November 16, 2021

I will always remember how kind Tammy was to me. She was one of the sweetest ladies I know! We were active in the Fishersville Baptist church and Singles group. I had a great time talking to her back in April 2015 when I was in Virginia for my uncle's funeral. I will miss her very much!