(OXFORD) Tammy Irene Ward, 59, of Oxford passed away Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at UAB Hospital.

Tammy was born Feb. 13, 1962, in Wedowee to the late Tom Mack McLeod and Shelby Jean McLeod. She loved cooking for her family every night, while her kids were growing up. Listening to music was her favorite thing to do in her free time. Tammy graduated high school in 1980, where she was a cheerleader, homecoming queen, beauty queen, and valedictorian of her senior class. She received a scholarship to Jacksonville State University, where she was in a B.S. nursing program. She married Jack B. Ward Jr. on Feb. 14, 1981, and was married for 30 years. They had three children, who they raised together in Harrisburg, N.C. Tammy was certified as an LPN since 1984, licensed in five states. She enjoyed playing the piano. She played at Harrisburg Baptist Church, where she was a member for many years. She was also a member of Union Baptist, where she attended church throughout her youth. Tammy also enjoyed reading books, cooking, cleaning, writing, singing and music, cards, volleyball and sports.

Survivors include her daughter, Nikki Ward (Walter Lee Parker); sons, Lucas McLeod Ward and Zachary Mack Ward; grandchildren, Jayden Bentley Stone (Nikki), Harper Grace Ward (Lucas), Zoey Sky Ward and Levi Sean Ward (Zachary); sister, Tilli McLeod Bain; uncle, Mike White; and aunt, Annette Robertson.

Miller Funeral Home, Oxford.

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