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Tamara Brown Abel

May 22, 2021

Tamara (Tammy) Brown Abel, 62,passed away peacefully at her home on May 22nd 2021, after a very courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving children Amy and Steve, and forever friend Wanda. She was a  one of a kind mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, friend, and member of the Bedford and Huddleston community.

She will be terribly missed by her two children, Amy Clatterbaugh and Steven Pollock; four grandchildren, Lily, Anna, Mathew and Jacob; her sister and brother in law, Johnna and Mal; brother and sister in law Butch and Marilyn, as well as countless other friends and family.

She was born and raised in Miami, Florida to George Rowland Brown, III and Ann Katherine Anthony. She moved to Virginia as a young woman in pursuit of the country life. Tammy was an avid animal lover. Her farm in Huddleston is full of animals that she has rescued over the years. Throughout her battle with cancer she continued to care for and rescue her four legged friends.

Tammy’s strength as a woman surpassed her in size. Her family and animals always came first. She was brilliant and spent years of her life studying and practicing natural medicine. Tammy always had a cure for everything. She was blessed with beauty, brains and a heart full of love. To know Tammy was a true blessing. She touched everyone she met with her positivity, love and humor. Tammy will be missed and forever loved.

A celebration of life and memorial service will be in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home, Bedford on June 12, 2021 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to help support Tammy’s farm of beloved rescued friends may be made to Amy Clatterbaugh at 2295 Bethesda Drive, Huddleston VA 24551.

Click here to watch Tammy’s life tribute video.

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So many wonderful memories of all our childhood were with Tammy. She will be forever missed and in all of our hearts. So many animals are alive and happy because of her... A true blue animal lover... Rest well until we all meet again.....

Posted by Christy George on June 3, 2021

I had the pleasure of meeting Tammy through working at Holiday Inn. She was always so positive. And she brightened a room just by walking into it. Very sad to hear of her passing. It was an honor to know her.

Posted by Alisha on June 2, 2021

Amy and Lilly, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time Lynita and Greg

Posted by Lynita Tuck on June 2, 2021

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