The late Charles Robert and Janet Elaine Taylor were blessed with a bundle of joy that they named Tamara Elise “Tammy” Taylor on January 9, 1960.
Tammy was the oldest sibling to four adoring younger brothers. As was the case with her brothers, she was born with natural athletic abilities and a strong competitive edge – the stuff that champions are made of. The best kept secret is that although the Taylor boys were a sports powerhouse, (Buddy - football; Troy - basketball; Pierre & Juan - football), it was “Big Sis Tammy,” that paved the way!!
Tammy was a 1978 graduate of Canton McKinley High School, where she excelled in sports, particularly Track and Field & Volleyball. She was named 1978 Female Athlete of the Year, her historic record for the shotput event of 40.0 remained and was finally broken in 2007. She was such a terror on the Volleyball court that when she played the net the opposing team cleared out and the crowds stood in anticipation.
Tammy, early in life accepted Christ and as an adult attended Greater Bethel Apostolic Church in Canton, OH.
Tammy, always the loving big sister, was a second mom to her brothers. Her loving, caring nature led her to be the caregiver to her parents in their later years. Her caregiving experience also led her into the healthcare field as a 20-year employee of McKinley Health Care Center,
leaving only when she became ill. Tammy’s greatest acts of love were to her two beautiful children, Brandy & Neino.
Tammy was a born fashionista; her hair and nails were always on point. She enjoyed all genres of music; however, R&B was her favorite. She loved to dance and have a good time. Tammy was an avid fisherwoman, and her culinary skills were highly praised. Being insanely funny, she could have been a comedienne. Also, she loved landscaping her yard and was featured in local paper, The Respository, and won a $100 gift certificate for winning the best landscaping contest and spending time with her family and friends
Tammy, in addition to her parents, was preceded in death by her brother, Charles R. “Buddy” Taylor Jr.; paternal grandparents, Clarence E. and Lucinda Taylor; maternal grandparents, Chestine Booker and Maude Booker Calloway; maternal step-grandfather, Frank Calloway; uncles, Ellis “Butch” Booker, Luther Booker and Clarence “Stumpy” Taylor Jr.; special aunt, Helen Taylor Powell; and aunts, Alberta “Aunt Birt” Taylor and Cynthia Booker.
Tammy leaves to carry on her loving memory and legacy her children, son, Neino Ingram Jr.; daughter, Brandy (Jayvon Cundiff) Ingram; grandchildren, Nevaeh Ingram, Naizir Ingram, Cordae’ Ingram, Cannon Ingram, and Cruze’ Ingram, all of Canton, OH and little Nova Ingram, who will arrive soon; brothers, Troy (Sheila) Taylor of Columbus, OH, Pierre Taylor of Canton, OH, and Juan (Dawana) Taylor of Dallas, TX; special aunt, Shirley O. Scott of Cinti., OH; uncles, Terry (Jean) Booker of Trenton, NJ; Gervin Booker of Hampton, VA; and Chestine Booker of Lancaster, CA; friend, Ronald Diggs of Canton, OH and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Tammy was a loving, caring, nurturing daughter, sister, cousin, mother, grandmother and friend who was equally loved and will be missed by everyone she encountered. She will always be a champion in our hearts.
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