Tammy Sue Banion Elliott, 60, of Urbana, went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, surrounded by her family and friends.
Tammy was born Dec. 23, 1957, in Springfield, to Frederick and Lavaughna Banion, who survive.
On Sept. 5, 1992, she married Patrick Elliott and he also survives, along with children, daughter Gretchen Sue Harvey (Jason) Lapp and son, Gregory Lowell (Jennifer) Harvey; her grandsons, Riggs Daniel Lapp, Bayes Lowell Lapp, Mills Banion Lapp and Finnegan Lowell Harvey; sisters, Jeanette (Yale) Cline, Cynthia (Robert) Randall II and Vicki Banion; brother. Kevin Banion; sister-in-law, Dee Elliott; nieces, Heather (Andrew) Cassels. Brittany (Levi) Underwood, Courtney Elliott, Tiffany (Tylynn) Montrose and Bethany Alexander; nephew, Robert (Jessica) Randall III, great- nephews and nieces. Cole, Scout, Birk and Cruz Cassels, Zoie, Grady and Hale Underwood, Avery and Brynlee Randall, Cadence Elliott, Niley and Easton Alexander and Remi and Cash Montrose.
Tammy was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Joyce Elliott and sister-in-law, Vicky Elliott.
She accomplished many things in her lifetime, but always remained humble about her experiences. She influenced many with her faith in Jesus and her love of others. Her most cherished memories were times with her family. She also found joy in simple things and did not take her blessings for granted. She especially enjoyed walking on the beach with the sun shining down on her and tackling challenges at work. Tammy dedicated much of her life to her career at American Honda and exemplified the values of a true leader.
One of Tammy’s greatest childhood memories was attending church camp with her sisters. Intent on other children experiencing such joy, she donated much of her time and money to children’s ministries. Her family has started a foundation to continue her legacy in providing for children’s ministries.
Tammy will be remembered for many things, but most especially for her beautiful smile, her determination and her genuine compassion for others. She will be dearly missed and always loved.
Calling is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the West Liberty First Church of God, 315 Liberty St., West Liberty, where Pastor Nate Wilcoxon officiates a funeral service following visitation.
Burial is in Oakdale Cemetery in Urbana. Tammy has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to “Gigi’s Angels” at any Honda Federal Credit Union location.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, West Liberty. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.edsfh.com.