Tammie McGowan

Tammie McGowan

Nags Head, NC

Tammie Wise McGowan, 48, died Monday, September 2, 2013 at her residence. Born in Belhaven, NC, she was the daughter of Sandra Swain Gibbs of Engelhard and the late Charles Edward Jarvis, Sr.

Besides her mother, Tammie is survived by a daughter, Veronica Lee Wise Moore of Augusta, GA; a son, Jack Dempsey Wise, III “Trae” of Manteo;  two sisters, Sandra Jarvis Vestal “Sissy” and Leighann Wise Gibbs both of Englehard; a step daughter, Stormie Jo McGowan of Charleston, SC; a step son, Mason Rae McGowan of Charleston, SC; fiance’, John P. Wise of Nags Head; step father, Jimmy Gibbs of Engelhard; three step sisters, Catherine Selby of Fredericksburg, VA, Deborah Ann Riggins of Engelhard, and Connie Marie Trigger of Farifield, NC; five grandchildren and seventeen nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Edward Jarvis, Jr. “Chuck”.

A memorial service will be held at Engelhard Christian Church on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.

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  1. Julia Gibbs O'Neal

    I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great friend and a courageous woman. I pray for peace and love for you the family. So young, too young. In that photo she looked I remembered in HS. Spread your wings angel and fly without pain or suffering. God bless you and yours.

  2. George and Linda Pearce (Manteo, NC)

    Our sincere sympathies to Johnnie and all Tammie’s family and many friends. She fought a hard fight with lots of courage and grace.

  3. Raymond & Jean Newsome

    Tammie was such a brave and loving person. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family.

  4. Valorie Tillett

    So very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful woman who fought such a long hard battle. Johnnie you and Tammie’s family are in my thoughts and prayers. Love ya Johnnie and if their is any thing Bobo or I can do please let us know!!!

  5. Dianne and Milton Boyd

    Tammie : you fought a long hard battle and we will miss you very much. This is not “Goodbye” but “Until we meet again” my sweet friend.

  6. Debbie Hopkins

    To Sandra, Sissy, John and the kids:
    I lost a cousin but you all have lost a daughter a sister and wife my heart felt prayers are with everyone of you at this time and pray God keeps his hold on you as you travel a heart breaking path and know that Tammie is flying among the angels now. God Bless each of you

  7. Erin Maloy (Lewis) Griner

    My Thoughts & Prayers go to the Families, I knew Tammie years back and went to school with her Brother Chuck.

  8. Sherri Henderson

    In this world we are just strangers, passing through this life in flesh and bone. Tammie’s body was just a shell for her beautiful, loving, inspirational spirit. Now her spirit flies free on heaven’s shore. Tammie was more than just a patient to me, she was a friend, an inspiration, a fighter. She made a delicious German Chocolate cake, She loved her family with all her heart and she will always be with you. I am so sorry for your loss, but rejoice she is no longer in pain and with our Heavenly Father this day.

    Sherri Henderson Regional Medical Center, MRI Technologist

  9. Donna Padilla

    So sorry for your loss. Tammie was a wonderful person, an inspiration to many. I will miss her smile and her go get’em attitude. What an inspiration to all mankind. God speed Tammie !

  10. Connie Flowers

    Veronica, So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom.Please know that my prayers are with you and Trey at this time.God be your comforter at this time.

    Connie Flowers

  11. MARY HENDRIX REGIONAL MED. CENTER ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGIST

    I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. TAMMIE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL.
    EVERY
    TIME I SAW HER SHE WAS FULL OF JOY, HAPPINESS AND LOVE. NOW SHE TAKES THAT WITH HER TO HEAVEN.

  12. larry brinnand family

    JOHN AND FAMILY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL KNOW SHE IS IN A BETTER PLACE WAITING FOR YUO ALL TO COME HOME
    LOVE YOU
    LARRY AND SUE BRINN

  13. Tina Donati

    Tammie, you are an angel now, you can ride with the Dolphins and be free … So many will miss you but we all know that you are in a better place now. God Bless you my sister ! Veronica and Trey, my heart and love go out to you, my prayers to comfort you. Your mom will be watching out for you all, she’s Gods new Angel, and she will always be with you !! So sorry for your loss I will see you Saturday,

  14. Michael & Jennifer Sadler

    God Bless you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and will be in the days to come.

  15. Kim Outlaw Paul & Michael Paul

    Tammie and me became friends at Kitty Hawk Elem and continued throughout our school years. Somehow we would run into each other every few years. Taking care of our families and me moving meant the closeness we once shared was lost in our busy lives. Then I found out Johnnie and her were now friends with my dad. They told me she was fighting the fight of her life. I never did get to tell her that we still thought of her often and we were praying and pulling for her. She is someone we could all learn from. Her sense of humor and determination without the self pity. I admire you Tammie and will see you again when God invites us all home. RIP our friend – Kim Outlaw Paul and Michael Paul.

  16. vickie jernigan

    From the first time i seen Tammie we became best friends as she would say she was my Big Sis. what a pleasure it was to have her in my life now she is truly an angel looking over her grandbabies i will miss you big sis but i know now you are finally at peace i love you so much not a day pass that i dont think of you. i miss you so much love you
    I know mom sandra Tammie will always be looking over us as she always did :)

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