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Tama “Tammy” Lea Nixon, age 59

Tama “Tammy” Lea Nixon, 59, of Sherwood passed away on July 21, 2020.  She was born on April 5, 1961 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Robert and Betty (Venable) Smithwick.

She was a talented cake decorator for Walmart Bakery in Sherwood.  She enjoyed creating each and every design, and went above and beyond to meet the customers expectations.  She was a loving mother, grandmother who loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren and grandpup. She was an animal lover; she never met a stranger and was willing to help anyone.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Tammy leaves behind her loving children Christopher Lee Martin and Jennifer Renee Verser; her grandchildren Katelyn and Tobi; her grandpup Zeus; her boyfriend Chris Roberts; her siblings Darla Arick (Floyd), Michelle Sherrill (Dave), Karen Smithwick (Randy) and Wayne Smithwick; her nieces and nephews Heather, Brooke, Evan, Connor, Kelsy, Candance, and Lil-Randy; many friends and extended family

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.  501-982-3400


  • Gracie Binz Posted July 22, 2020 8:34 PM

    This is so heartbreaking and I’m praying for you Chris and Jennifer .

  • Sarah Lock Posted July 23, 2020 2:05 PM

    She was one of the good ones. I will miss her dearly.

  • Ricky Smith Posted July 23, 2020 11:10 PM

    She was one of the best coworkers one would ever encounter. R.i.L Tammy your Walmart family misses you dearly but will cherish every memory of you.

  • Your Walmart family Posted July 23, 2020 11:14 PM

    We love you Mrs. Tammy your family at Walmart

  • Chris Roach and family Posted July 24, 2020 6:05 AM

    Such A Sweet Lady! Rest In Peace Ms.Tammy!

  • Jo White (Daniels) Posted July 24, 2020 8:27 AM

    I couldn’t believe it when we got the news! Tammy was such a sweetheart and I loved her dearly! Fly High Sweet Angel! R. I..P.

  • Alisa Cooksey Posted July 24, 2020 1:13 PM

    I will greatly miss Tammy. She is the self-appointed “World’s best cake decorator “. She always reminded me about the associate birthday cake, when I forgot. An angel indeed.

    • Raven Posted July 25, 2020 7:57 PM

      I will forever remember you she made my baby cakes for 10 years I am truly going miss you and you calling me telling me I love you bay girl

  • Kayla Williams Posted July 27, 2020 10:50 PM

    Ms. Tammy you are greatly missed. I will forever hold you in my heart. Your kind words and since of humor made my days so much more brighter. Love you always.

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