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Tammy Lynn Brown, age 55

Tammy Lynn Brown, age 55, passed away on March 17, 2021. She was born November 27, 1965 in Bellflower, California to Richard Rutledge and Bonnie Simpson Sampley.

Tammy enjoyed going to the lake, traveling, riding motorcycles, swimming in the ocean, camping, fishing, and cooking. She loved her children, grandchildren, fiancé, and her dog “Busa”.

Tammy is preceded in death by her grandparents Marjorie and Jim Barton and her uncle George Simpson.

Tammy is survived by her friend and fiancé John Barbo; children Shawnte Farmer (Terrance) and Joseph Brown (Stephanie); grandchildren Brayden Cullum, Kyran Farmer, Kaysen Farmer, Adaline Brown and Ryleigh Brown; mom Bonnie Sampley; siblings Shannon Jacobes, Wendy Rivas, and Brenda Hearn; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, March 26, 2021 at 11:00am at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Funeral Service will follow at 1:00pm.

In light of the current health concerns, Tammy’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines, all guests in attendance will be required to wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400.


Please Click Below Link for Tribute Video of Tammy’s life:


  • Kiki Posted March 23, 2021 7:14 PM

    Ohhh baby, I’m without all the right words. I love you. You were a light in a dim world. You overcame so many adversities and gave your all. I will cherish every single moment with you and thank Jesus for the many memories we made. I have lived with you, traveled with you, cried with you, laughed and laughed some more, we’ve even left a few bruises in our path. You go on, sing, dance and float on that party barge in the sky. Your spirit will never die here. I promise to share all the funniest and most embarrassing stories, but our secrets are sealed forever. Keep the party going, we’ll see you again. I love you. I love you too honey. My Tam Tam.

    • Bonnie Sampley Posted March 23, 2021 9:54 PM

      There are no words to express my feelings. I’ve loved you all my life, with all my heart. It’s too soon for you to be gone. I never imagined not having you in my life. You were my firstborn. I cherished every moment with you. And now my right-hand helper is gone.. Your have brought joy to my life when I didn’t think I could go on. You were a positive in my life, but now I must go on without you. I love you Tammy Lynn. Love mama.

  • Marilyn Robertson Posted March 23, 2021 7:31 PM

    I’m praying for peace and comfort for the family and her friends. She was a beautiful person inside and out. May you rest in love dear friend until we meet again..

  • Michelle Padgett (Blake) Posted March 23, 2021 7:43 PM

    Tammy you will be missed. I hope your family finds peace and will celebrate your life. I always enjoyed seeing your posts about being at the lake and also the pictures of your beautiful grandchildren. They will miss you but I have faith your children will make sure you will be a part of their growing up. May you rest in peace. Your family is in my thoughts.

  • Debbie Alexander Posted March 23, 2021 8:26 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends that at a Loss right now. Please dear Lord wrap your loving arms around us at this time of not understanding. Continue to be with the ones that struggle the most, while laying this Beautiful Soul to rest. In Jesus name . AMEN

  • Monica Loyd Posted March 23, 2021 8:49 PM

    My dearest T..I can’t express how much I’m going to miss you.The memories we made will live inside of me forever.I think about you everyday.Your hugs were the best!!!! I catch myself laughing and out loud because that’s just what we did your smile would definitely light up a room.I always knew if you were there it would be the perfect night cause you always made me feel special as your friend and the love you put off to me and everyone around you will be engraved in our hearts forever..Just so you know it’s not Goodbye it’s see ya later.

  • donna Morris Posted March 23, 2021 10:25 PM

    Tammy Brown was such a shining soul, heart gold, and a true friend!!! She had so much to offer the world—gone way to soon! She will be missed.

  • Lesli Conway Posted March 23, 2021 11:04 PM

    Im usually pretty good with words but it seems as though i have none really… i have heard your laugh non stop since i heard the news. …
    If i have to be without you, i will one day find peace in the fact that you are watching over me. I wish you could have seen yourself through my eyes. You are one of the strongest women i have ever met and i am eternally greatful for every second i got the honor of being in your very short life. The absolutely unconditional love you made me feel was life changing… life saving really… i feel like if i keep talking, i wont have to admit that I now have to learn to live a life without you in it. I promise to always carry with me the light you shared and speak of you as often as possible. I love you… my soul loves you… looking forward to running into you again. Until then… keep an eye on us. ❤

  • Michelle Young Posted March 24, 2021 7:28 AM

    Oh Tammy. Still without many words. I loved you very much and enjoyed many laughs and motorcycle rides we went on. You will truly be missed. Fly on honey. Until we meet again. You will not be forgotten.

  • Carrie Berry Posted March 24, 2021 3:57 PM

    Tams, girlfriend….
    There are very few people whom when gone from this earth, leave such a impact. .YOU MY DEAR, one of the ones. How is it that you could make this crazy world seem so right as soon as you entered a room..I only hope that you felt the love so many have for you while living day to day…you amaze me and always will hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for making me a better person. I love you beautiful angel…

  • Amy Lane Posted March 24, 2021 5:23 PM

    Tammy I will miss you so much. You and only you will ever know how much our conversations meant. I’m sorry you suffered. Now your free. Fly home sweet lady. Your bringing that Vivacious Personality to the big party in the sky! See you later.

  • Shawnte’ Marie Posted March 25, 2021 10:36 AM

    I miss you mom. My heart hurts so bad. I’m trying to be strong but I think you gave me too much credit in that department bc I feel so broken. I wish I could feel happy that you are finally resting peacefully and no longer suffering or struggling to hold on but I just can’t. I know it’s selfish and I hope with time it’s easier for me to smile when I think of you but right now all I have is tears and sadness. I love you. Thank you for loving us so unconditionally and never giving up on us, even when we deserved it. I love you Mom.

    • Bonnie Sampley Posted March 25, 2021 9:47 PM

      You and Joe were the best thing to happen to your mom. You both have made her so proud of your accomplishments. When she spoke of either of you, her heart was so full of pride. You two were her life,and she loved sharing the good times with everyone. I’m sad that she didn’t get to grow old and watch her Grandchilren grow up. Love you Shawnt’e

  • Suzan Harmon Posted March 26, 2021 10:04 AM

    My deepest sympathy

  • Doris Creasey Posted March 26, 2021 12:04 PM

    It’s certainly a great loss. Your laughter and love for others was always your first choice. Will always love you and miss you. And to the family I know this is great sorrow and I pray for you during this time.

  • Jean Jenkins Posted March 26, 2021 2:34 PM

    Tammy Brown you will be missed by so many. You always made me laugh when I was around you. I saw your friendship with many of our friends, you will be missed by many. Prayers for family and friends. God has gained an Angel.🙏🙏

  • Tiffany “Heaven” McLeod Posted March 26, 2021 2:51 PM

    I remember our first talk, our first meeting, the years of friendship and coworkers for 15 years that followed. One of the few that reached out to give of herself. She changed the trajectory of my life, my kids life. I adored her spirit, her laugh, her ability to overcome, and girl was drop dead stunning to look at. I will forever miss you. I hope you know just how special you are. One of a kind! Rest easy, ride far, smile big and until me meet again, I will carry you in my heart.

  • kelly s adcock Posted April 1, 2021 6:38 PM

    Oh Tammy….I’m so sorry I’m grateful for the time I got to sit with you. I just can’t believe this. You were and are a beautiful soul

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