Tammy's Story

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I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith - 2 Timothy 4:7
SCARBRO On Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, Tammy Gardner Vassil, 52, left this world at UVA Medical Center, to be with her Heavenly Father.
Born July 16, 1965, in Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Bobby and Deloris Ward Gardner. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Linda Kincaid and brothers, Ernest and Bobby Gardner.
Tammy fought a long battle of many ailments, but she restored her faith and kept it throughout her race. Tammy was a woman of sincere kindness, authentic compassion, and unceasing humor and positivity, even in hard times. She kept a smile on her face and brought happiness to others, even in her final hours. She will be forever missed by her family and her many close friends, and the sound of her laughter and the spark of her personality will never be forgotten.
Tammy left her impression on the lives of many people, including co workers and patrons of the Little General store in Fayetteville, where she worked for 20 years. She was also an avid WVU fan, had a natural knack for anything involving crafts, and loved to can vegetables from her garden. Tammy loved life and loved helping others. She had a unique and irreplaceable personality that will truly be missed.
Her family meant absolutely everything to her.
Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Larry Vassil, her son, Larry Allen and her beautiful and precious grandchildren, Hunter and Heather Vassil; her sister, Doris Gibson; her brothers, Wally, Chuck and Bill Gardner. She also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, brother and sisters-in-law, and her mother-in-law Shirley Gibson of Gatewood.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, at Pleasant View Church of the Brethern, where Tammy was a member and was baptized. Pastor Rick Edwards will be officiating. Friends and family may call from 5 to 7 p.m.
In keeping with her wishes, Tammy was cremated.
In lieu of flowers, the family would greatly appreciate any monetary donations.
Published on September 19, 2017
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