Tammy Brooks

Tammy Lynn Brooks

1967 - 2020

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Tammy Lynn Brooks (Menoche) was called home to be with her savior on 06 April, 2020. 

Her journey began on September 22, 1967. In all her travels on this earth she never met a stranger. 

Throughout her life, her restless spirit did not allow her to settle anywhere for long and she couldn't help but make a lasting impression on every person she encountered on her way. Her personal trials and triumphs often led her off the beaten path, to the places where lost souls made camp and sought comfort. 

A self proclaimed "black sheep," she was never afraid or ashamed to befriend the broken, the misfit, the outcast, the afflicted, or any fellow traveler stranded on the highway of life without hope or direction. She believed that her purpose was to lead them back to her Shepherd as only a black sheep can. 

Tammy was an unrelenting and fearless soldier for God until her last breath, though her battles were many and left her with little more than the unconditional love of her family, and of the God in whose name she fought with all her strength. She was a seeker of serenity, courage, wisdom and grace. And even when she could not find them herself, her search was a source of hope and inspiration to countless others in her path. 

Tammy was a force of nature, who could only be calmed or quieted by God himself. She will be remembered for her wild and loving spirit. For her epic tales of her travels. Her contagious laughter. Her bottomless courage and faith. Her beautiful, stubborn heart.

She is survived by her children Elizabeth Quinton, Emily Quinton, Collin Quinton, Joshua Smith and her five grandchildren Wyatt Wilson, Virgil Wilson, Oliver Quinton, Charlie Jenkins, and Ellie Jenkins who will cherish forever within themselves, her strength, her passion and her compassion in her absence. And who will always hold dear the joyful memories of her presence. 

Although she married many times, she found true love only once. She made no secret of the fact that only one man was ever strong enough to capture and keep her heart. The great love of her life, Billy Ray Quinton remains behind her, to love and care for her family, as he always has.

Tammy is also survived by a large and loving extended family. 

Most dear to her among them are her two personal guardian angels, her mother, Judy Bowell, and her best friend and greatest advocate in life, her aunt, Betty Deshong, whose love and support over the years made her journey possible and kept her upright and ready to fight the good fight. 

Lastly, she leaves behind an extended network of fellow travelers, soldiers and kindred souls, with whom she shared her friendship, her testimony, her faith, her hope and her unconditional love.

Although homeless on Earth, she resides now in the house of her Redeemer, and rests peacefully at last. 

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