Tamera Lynn Surber

September 18, 1959April 3, 2018

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31

A Memorial Service in memory of Tamera was held Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Spessard Holland South Beach Park, 2545 S Highway A1A, Melbourne, Florida 32951. A graveside service will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to any animal charity such as the Humane Society, Guide Dogs for the Blind, or anywhere that helps homeless animals, or to St. Jude’s Children's Hospital to help children. These causes were Tamera's passions.


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Todd Sweetser

April 11, 2018

In the late Summer of 2006, I met one of God’s most beautiful creatures - Tamera. We had a ‘fairy-tale’ date to see the Carolina Ballet after meeting a couple weeks earlier. She recently told me that she still had the brown, modified-hem dress with sequins. We sadly separated shortly afterward, but a few months later, we began to walk together near her apartment in Cary. During those long walks I got to know the real Tamera - I experienced a precious spirit of kindness, love, and compassion in her that I had never known anywhere else. A few months later my health prevented me from sharing those long walks with her, she returned to be with someone else, years passed as we were apart, and she got married. She became devastingly ill, and I was unaware of it until late 2015 around her birthday when we started to talk and message each other again. Having had corrective surgery in 2014, I finally got to walk again with Tamera on New Smyrna Beach just after her Birthday in 2016. We spent some wonderful time together in the summer of 2017 as she was visiting here in Benson. We have talked by phone, although apart, nearly every night since then. She received flowers from me on Valentine’s. We were to go to the Eagles concert this Saturday, yet instead, I will drive from NC to A1A in her memory to be with her family on Sunday to join the celebration of Tamera’s life here on Earth with us.
I pray for comfort for her family and close friends.
I’m glad she is at peace, resting in our Father’s loving arms.
But she is so, so very missed. 💕 🏝 🌈

Chelsea Meadows

April 7, 2018

I am reminded of you and so many memories. Every day that passes I think of so many more. You were adventurous and so much fun. I’ll always cherish the time we had together here and I know I’ll see you again eventually. I know you’re in a better place but selfishly wish you were here. You’ll always truly be loved and missed.

Jennifer Davis

April 6, 2018

I have been trying to find words this week - to share here with Tamera’s family and friends. It’s Friday - and I still can’t get past feeling at a loss for those words. My heart knows that she is with Jesus in complete peace. There isn’t anything ever - in this world that can take the place of what she is experiencing now and I am thankful that I know exactly where she is. I pray that if you don’t know for certain what will happen when you die - that you’ll seek Jesus and let him guide you to a sure faith in Him as your Savior and ask Him to give you eternal life in Heaven. I’m so thankful for Tamera being my friend. She genuinely got to know me - helped me with my new job - was always always kind and generous and she was the definition of humble. That’s a trait lost on many these days. I don’t know many who carried her kind of selflessness. Her friendship will stay with me. She always told me I encouraged her - but she is the one - with her gentle spirit - who encouraged me. To her mom - I pray the peace that can only come from Jesus will cover you and comfort you. Love you Tamera and I can’t wait to see you in heaven where I know I will still be blessed with your friendship. Love you! 🦋

Barbara Surber

April 6, 2018

Words are hard to write to say how much I miss you already. You were by law a sister in law but in my heart you were my 4th sister. We did not live close but yet when we were together, there seemed to be no time apart. I loved when you came to see us the many times in Oregon. We always had a great time with lots of laughter. We took you skiing on Mt. Hood and i still laugh at some of the positions you ended up in. Somewhere i have pictures. All our trips to Florida and you were always smiling, taking care of others, and making others smile. Your heart was filled with caring for others. I was looking forward to your visit in September. I know God takes us when he needs us and I know you are in heaven with our Lord, whole, happy, no more pain but my earthly soul is sad as I was not ready for you to go but I trust God takes us when he needs us and I know you are with him. I celebrate your life my sister. I will always love you. I am going to the concert in your honor and I know you will be there with me and I will ask Jimmy to sing a song just in your honor. Fly free, I can only imagine what you now see...............goodbye my siste till we meet one day again. You were loved by so many. One more thought, we shared our love of dogs. Our Riff is now in heaven, he helped you thru so much when you stayed with us, please give him hugs and kisses from us.

Amber Shaft

April 5, 2018

My great aunt Cindy will always be so special to me in my heart because of how loving she was to all of the family. She was a beautiful inspiring woman. I remember one day she took my brother, sister and I to the coffee shop (for a kid it was a big deal) then out to shop and we went to the playground. I’ll always remember all the special times she shined in my life and I know one day I will see her again.

Papa Wayne Bryant

April 5, 2018

Heaven called an angel home early. One of the nicest ladies I ever met.

Deb Scara

April 5, 2018

You was a joy to be around and always had a kind words to say about all. I am thankful that we meet and become friends You gave me the strength to go back to church. I enjoyed going with you to Freedom Biker Church.God gave you the strength to over come so many things that happen in your life and become a survivor of many. You will truly be missed.
I know your life
On earth was trouble
And only you could know the pain
You weren't afraid to face the devil
You were no stranger to the rain
So go rest high on that mountain
For your work is done
Ride that highway to heaven
For now you are with the Father and the Son

Melissa Johnson

April 5, 2018

Always a bright ray of Sunshine. Always willing to help, to be adventurous, to laugh, smile, listen, hug and love! A true friend and so honored to have called her a dear friend of mine. Go and spread the joy that only you can bring, in Heaven. Hug tight those who have gone before you and wait for those of us who will see you again.