Tambrya “Tammy” Weddle Klemer was a loving wife, mom, grammy, daughter, sister and friend. Tammy reunited with her mom and sister, whom she sorely missed, when she went home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 20, 2023. She died at the age of 54 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Her extremely painful fight showed her tremendous tenacity and her undying love for her family. It was not until they assured her that it was okay to give up and let go that she finally did just that the following morning. There were many lessons learned through her brave struggle and she kept her God very close throughout. She was often heard saying that she would not be here if it were not for Him helping her through. All who loved her can honor her by loving each other and cherishing each and every day that you are alive.
Tammy was born to Lloyd and Betty Weddle on January 8, 1969, in Roanoke, Virginia. She spent her early childhood in Ridgeway and later in Virginia Beach. She then moved to Hampton, where she spent the rest of her life. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Longwood College and went on to ODU, where she obtained her master’s degree of Science in Counseling and Education. She achieved her license in professional counseling and then began her career as a Substance Abuse Counselor at the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board. The majority of her almost twenty-seven years there she was a therapist manager of the Southeastern Family Project. There, she tirelessly helped many addicted expectant mothers get the best possible start at motherhood.
She met the love of her life, John, while working at a retail store as a college student in 1993. They were married in 1997 and very happy to celebrate their 25 years anniversary last September. They had their first child, Rebecca, in 2003. They wanted another so badly but had to wait because Tammy donated a kidney to her sister, Tanya. This selfless sacrifice allowed Tanya to enjoy another ten years of life. After a long wait, they welcomed their second child, Rachel, in 2009.
Tammy is survived by her husband, John; daughters, Rebecca and Rachel; granddaughter, Anauru; father, Lloyd Weddle; sister, Treana Morris; brothers-in-law, Scott Morris and Chuck White; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved mom and sister, Betty Weddle and Tanya White.
Tammy loved nothing more than spending time with her family. There are many memories of dance parties and karaoke, as well as many fun rounds of dominos. She was the very best at making people feel special and loved. She will be sorely missed.
She will be honored in a celebration of life on August 27, 2023, at 1pm on the beach by what used to be Paradise Ocean Club on Ft Monroe, 490 Fenwick Rd, Ft Monroe 23651. She requested that everyone wear purple. Following the short ceremony will be a reception at 2:30pm at the Fox Hill Neighborhood Center at 65 Hall Road in Hampton 23664.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Becky Andrews. She is a dear part of the family, who needs financial help while she recovers from breast cancer surgery. She has a GoFundMe set up at https://gofund.me/532ee7ae You can also donate via Venmo at @Becky878blotmg (the last four of her phone number is 1128) or via PayPal at Rebecca_lee_andrews@yahoo.com.