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Tamela Gail Benjamin

May 1, 1961 December 11, 2018
Tamela Gail Benjamin
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Obituary for Tamela Gail Benjamin

Tamela Gail West Benjamin, 57, of Oliver Springs died Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at her home. She was born May 1, 1961 and resided in Oak Ridge most of her life. Tamela graduated from Oak Ridge High School, Class of 1979.. She was a member of the marching band, playing the clarinet. She was an avid fan of the UT Vols. Tamela was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Ann Webb West; her brother, Mark Douglas West and her grandparents, Eva and Will J. Webb of Oak Ridge and Paul and Thelma West of Kingsport.
She is survived by her father, Jack Douglas West of Harriman; daughter Takeera Rennae Benjamin of Oak Ridge; granddaughter Kelsey Jade Benjamin of Oak Ridge; sister Dawn “Terri” Smith and her husband Kendall of Goldsboro, NC; nieces, Kristine Smith Grogan and husband Neil of Indian Trail, NC and Kathlyn Smith Elmore and husband Richard of Clinton, NC; nephews, Jordan Tyler West of Denver, NC and Harley Joseph West of Oak Ridge; and a host of nieces and nephews on the Benjamin side. She is also survived by special long-time friends, Richard Lee Benjamin, Tina Armstrong, Barbara Macon and Cheryl Huff. The family will receive friends on Monday, December 17, 2018 from 11am – 1pm at Weatherford Mortuary. The funeral will begin at 1pm with Rev. David Benjamin officiating. Family and friends will meet immediately following the service at Anderson Memorial Gardens for a graveside service. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, can be sent to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention at https://afsp.org/take-action/give-a-gift/in-memory-of/.
An on-line guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.


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Visitation

Monday

17

Dec

11:00 AM 12/17/2018 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 12/17/2018 1:00:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Weatherford Mortuary
158 South Jefferson Circle Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Funeral

Monday

17

Dec

1:00 PM 12/17/2018 1:00:00 PM
Weatherford Mortuary

158 South Jefferson Circle
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Weatherford Mortuary
158 South Jefferson Circle Oak Ridge 37830 TN
United States

Graveside

Monday

17

Dec

2:00 PM 12/17/2018 2:00:00 PM
Anderson Memorial Gardens

640 Oliver Springs Highway
Clinton, TN 37716

Meet at the graveside in the Chapel Garden immediately following the funeral.

Anderson Memorial Gardens
640 Oliver Springs Highway Clinton 37716 TN
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Foundation of Suicide Prevention

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