Tammy Lynn Nolan Smith was born in Knoxville, TN, on February 14th, 1965. She departed this life suddenly on November 4th, 2022. Those awaiting her arrival in heaven are her father: Arthur Nolan; mother: Loraine Kizer Johnson; son: Gerald Wayne Smith Jr.; brothers: Gary, Michael, Jessie, Marvin and Mark; sisters: Linda Cherry, Beverly, and Glenda Nolan.
Tammy leaves to cherish in her memory husband: Gerald Wayne Smith Sr.,; sons: Dontaerione Taylor (Juneice) Joe (Natosha) Sheadrick daughter Shaunta Sheldrick. Her grandchildren: Tyrion, Tykemien, London, Miracle, Paris, Italy; four great-grandchildren: Marcello, Alias, Da’Zari and Sebastian; brothers: MacArthur (Monnie) Nolan, Jeffrey, Scott (Feilica) Dewayne Nolan. Sisters: Arnette Dotson, Cheryl Bennett Samuel, Janice (Daryl) Mazon, Sherry (Jimmy) Payne, Karen (Garrett) Middlebrook, LaJuan (Marion) Gary, Shermatha (Jamahal) Redmond. A host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
To know Tammy was to love her. She never met a stranger and had a beautiful soul inside and out. She was a loving, caring mother, gråndmother, daughter, sister, and friend. She was very free- hearted, outgoing, helpful and loving. Every time you would see Tammy, she had one of her grandchildren. She loved them with all her heart and didn’t mind expressing that to you. Tammy was not afraid to express her love for God, always keeping him first. She never told anyone bye she always said, “bye is forever, I'll see you later”. Her favorite saying to the one she loved was, “I love you more than life itself.” If she loved you, you knew it.