Tammy L Gore

July 14, 1961 ~ March 22, 2021 (age 59)


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On Friday, July 14, 1961 at 5:45 AM, the late Edward and Leona Gore  became the proud parents of another baby girl, their 5th one, Tammy Lee  Gore. She departed this life very early on Monday, March 22, 2021, after  a life of helping others and a fierce battle with brain cancer.  

Tammy received her education through Horry County Schools and was a  proud member of the Class of 1979, known as Big Time '79. She received  her religious education as a member of Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist  Church. She accepted God into her life at a very early age and  was committed to her religious institution as a member of the Usher  Board. She was also an active member of the Willing Workers Society  and spent countless hours giving a helping hand to anyone in the commu nity who needed it. 

Tammy never married or had children but was extremely devoted to her  family, friends, and her work. She spent thirteen years of her life working  at Belk and another fifteen years working at Estee Lauder's Cosmetic  Company. She had a hand in making all of us feel a little better by making  a basket or giving a bit of perfume, but her greatest passion was making  us look a little better by sharing her expertise of how to care for skin. 

She leaves to cherish loving memories the sisters: Bridget Gore who  was her roommate for more than 40 years, the person Tammy took care  of and the person who took care of Tammy; the late Marion “Wy” Laws  who gave the advice and awaited Tammy's arrival on the other side;  Lynette Sherman who took meals to Tammy and helped her make  decisions; Debra Alston who was Tammy's ride or die, BFF, roadie, prayer partner and always helped her find the perfect outfit; Judy Rashada  who kept all of her secrets; Ebbie (Ben) Hickman who frustrated her and  who she depended on to guide her through the journey when she was  diagnosed; Valerie who made sure she had Tammy's back by keeping  everybody in check and holder of even greater secrets; Carolyn Norman who was the cousin that Tammy made sure was treated like a sister;  

Her nieces: Devona Williams, Bysheba Sherman, April Sherman, the late  Starshema “Mel” Rashada, and Jaylen Green; her nephews Rico Gore  and Donnie Alston II; her great niece Gabby Nichols; and her great nephews Ahmad Anderson and Cameron Norman are also left to cherish  memories; 

Other special ones include Tammy's step family The Browns and Rever end Francine, her feisty, knowledgeable, loving, dependable, committed,  God-send nurse, cook, and all around caretaker.  

The sweet spirit that we know as Tammy has left behind a host of us who  will miss her greatly. Sleep well our angel and may God

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March 25, 2021

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McKiever Funeral Home
1408 Race Path Avenue
Conway, SC 29526

Funeral Service
March 26, 2021

11:00 AM
Mt. Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery
695 Bucksport Road
Conway, SC 29527

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