Obituaries » Tanya Michelle Lawhorne

The family will hold a friends and family night to celebrate her life on Friday, June 3rd from 6 -7:30 PM at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory in Madison Heights. 

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Tanya Michelle Lawhorne

September 5, 1972 - April 25, 2022

Tanya Michelle Lawhorne, 49, of Madison Heights, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2022. She was a daughter of Ronald Wayne and Cheryl Lavender Lawhorne of Madison Heights.

Tanya was born on September 5, 1972 in Lynchburg, Virginia. She was a graduate of Amherst County High School and Lynchburg General School of Nursing.

Tanya spent many years exploring the country working as a travel registered nurse. She had the opportunity to work with some of the most talented healthcare professionals from Maine to California and almost everywhere in-between. She had a carefree attitude towards life and she enjoyed impromptu road trips, baking (especially during the holidays), 80’s rock music, and vacationing at Myrtle Beach.

Along with her parents, she is survived by her sister, Ronielle Roberts (Luke) of Forest, Va.; several close friends whom she affectionately referred to as her “tribe”, which includes Lisa Harlow of Amherst, Lorrie Faulconor of Madison Heights, and Jennifer Filkoski of Montross; and many other close friends and family members.

She was proceeded in death by her maternal grandmother, Dollie Lavender; maternal grandfather, Samuel Lavender, Sr..; paternal grandparents, Dickie and Margaret Lawhorne; uncles Samuel (Buster) Lavender, Jr. and Roger Lawhorne; and an aunt, Rebecca Overstreet.

In lieu of flowers, Tanya would hope that you will do an unexpected act of kindness for someone. She believed in giving a smile, a helping hand, or a donation to someone in need.

The family will hold a friends and family night to celebrate her life on Friday, June 3rd from 6 -7:30 PM at Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory in Madison Heights.

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Ronni and family, my heart is broken for you. Tanya sounded like an amazing person. I love the tribute of kindness, which speaks volumes about Tanya, her life, and you. May God hold you close and bring you peace during this time of loss and sorrow. May the happy memories filter in over the pain and leave a forever smile in your hearts.

Posted by Margaret Phillips on May 19, 2022

I'm so sorry to hear this. Such a sweet lady!! I sure will miss her and our talks. RIP Tanya ❤

Posted by Rebecca Bryant on May 17, 2022

I am so very sorry to hear of Tanya's passing. Our thoughts and orayers are with the family.

Posted by Kathy Fitzgerald on May 17, 2022

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