Tami Darlene Mears
TAMI DARLENE GOMILLION MEARS
Tami Darlene Gomillion Mears, 46 of Pensacola, Florida, Won her battle with cancer. Tami passed from this earth to eternal life with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009. Some would say that death is losing, but we know that to die in Christ is to live in peace eternally.
Tami was born January 7, 1963, to her loving parents, Audrey Sanders & Earl Gomillion. She grew up in the Pensacola/Pace area, where she met the love of her life, Ronald Mears. The two were married, December 28, 1982, and three years later Tami gave birth to their baby girl, Felicia Darlene. Three and a half years after that came their handsome boy, Jeremy Brian. She was a loving wife and compassionate mother. She was also a mother to ALL who came into her life. Her home was an open door to all, and she was known as "mom" to most. She loved all of her "children."
Tami will be irreplaceable to her surviving husband, Ronald Mears; daughter and son-in-law, Felicia and James Davis; son, Jeremy Mears, mother & step-father, Audrey and Michael Sanders; father, Earl Gomillion, And other countless family members and friends.
Tami also filled a special place in the life of her biological brothers & sisters, Barry Van Matre, Joyce Cranford, Elaine Austin, Brenda Peavey, Kimberly Knight, "Buddy" Shepard, "Skeeter" Shepard, & Edward Shepard. Tami met her siblings at the age of 23 and began a cherished relationship that would last until her death.
Funeral services will be held 10:00am, Saturday, June 27, 2009 at Victory Assembly of God. Interment at Pine Level Cemetery. Family visitation will begin at 5:00pm, friends at 6:00pm, Friday, June 26, at Victory Assembly of God. (Cantonment) Lewis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers: Dennis Fowler, Gerald King, Wayne Nestle, Andy Blackman, Timothy Binder, Sean Miller, Jeffery Haynes, and Wade Hall.
Honorary Pallbearers: All the ladies who have sat with Tami over the last year. All of Tami's "Kids". The women's ministries & friends of Victory Assembly of God & Pace Assembly of God Church. And all of her restaurant family.
A special thank you to all the people who have sat with Tami, prayed, brought food & supplies, and given donations to the family. The family would also like to thank the kind staff of Emerald Coast Hospice, who gave great love & care to Tami over the last year.
Friends may send condolences and share fond memories with the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.net.
Published in the Pensacola News Journal on 6/26/2009