Tammy Barrett, 53, of Greenwood joined her Heavenly Father on Oct. 1, 2019, at her residence. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at Wilson & Knight Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. Larry Edwards will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery in Coila.
She was born Oct. 20, 1965, to Sam and Linda Dunn. She was raised in Carroll County, graduated from Cruger-Tchula Academy and later graduated from the University of Mississippi to fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher. She met and married the love of her life, Darryl Barrett. Their 32 years of marriage is a standing testament to their love and faithfulness to one another. She was blessed with two children and started each morning with a phone call to them. They were her sunshine on a cloudy day. After 10 years of teaching, she retired to take on a vital role in the family business, Barrett Independent Insurance Adjusters.
Tammy loved the Ole Miss Rebels, a good cup of coffee, an early morning walk on the beach, and the great outdoors. Her motto was, “There is nothing that prayer and chocolate can’t do!” She will be remembered for her love of the Lord, her genuine smile, her Southern cooking skills, and most of all, her love and devotion to her family. She was passionate about hosting loved ones for holidays and enjoyed spending afternoons on the cattle farm. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Greenwood.
Tammy was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Linda Dunn, and her mother-in-law, Becky Barrett.
She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Darryl Barrett of Greenwood; her children, Darryl (Christy) Barrett of Madison and Kimberly Carol Barrett of Jackson; sister Sandy (Scott) Brownlee of Flora; niece Sarah Grace Brownlee of Flora; nephews Sam Brownlee of Flora and Hayden Vance of Hernando; sister-in-law Allison Vance of Hernando; and father-in-law Johnny Barrett of Greenwood.
Pallbearers will be Robbie Wilson, Mitch Edwards, Hayden Vance, Donnie Ussery, Jeff Crick and Bryan Brower. Honorary pallbearers will be Robbie Sims, Clayton Fowler, Malone Dunn, Tate Wood and Jim Chow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in honor of her to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251 or www.gideons.org.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.wilsonandknight.com.