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Tamara "Tammy" Kay (Russell) Johnson, 55, of Jasonville, passed away Monday, May 8, 2017, at 11:32 p.m., in her home at Jasonville. She was born Nov. 13, 1961, in New Castle, to Oscar Harold Russell and Bonnie May (Hall) Russell Slaughter.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy Lee Johnson of Jasonville, whom she married on July 4, 2010; mother and stepfather, Bonnie and Frank Slaughter of Jamestown, Tenn.; son, Denton Smith and fiancée Nicole of Washington, Ind.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lucinda and Mark Smith of Greenville, Ohio, Rebecca Sue and Dennis Beaudry of Linton, and Mary Eugenia Bristow of Indianapolis; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Brenda Russell of Jasonville, and Mark and Wilma Daniels of Crossville, Tenn.; stepdaughter, Sarita Cotton of Terre Haute; stepson and wife, Jimmy and Mickey Johnson of Terre Haute; nine step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; a cousin, Debbie and Gary Foster; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Oscar Russell; son, David Smith; and brother, Steven Russell.
Tammy graduated from the South Side High School in Muncie, class of 1980. She was a member of the Jasonville Baptist Church and worked at Sony DADC for 10 years. Tamara was a loving mother and loved everything and everybody in the world. She had a wonderful sense of humor. She was a district executive, Cub/Boy Scouts, Canadian Council in Oklahoma.
Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home, 218 S. Meridian St., Jasonville. Visitation is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday with funeral services immediately following at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Cox Funeral Home, with Pastor Brad West officiating.
As she requested, cremation will follow.
Published on May 10, 2017
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