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Tammy Anderson Abneyhughes

February 21, 1979 — October 30, 2020

Tammy Anderson Abneyhughes

Tammy Anderson Abneyhughes, 41 of Nathalie, passed away peacefully at her home,

 October 30, 2020, surrounded by her family, after a valiant fight with cancer.

She was the loving wife of Cynthia Abneyhughes and born February 21, 1979 to her late parents, Nancy Grove Epperson and Randy Anderson. In addition to her wife, she is survived by her brothers; R Christopher Anderson of Halifax and Kenny Anderson and wife, Theresa of Nathalie. She is also survived by one aunt, one uncle, several nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. She is also survived by Bonnie Burley Crews, her advocate, friend and second mom. Tammy will be missed by her Burley family.

Tammy spent her teenage years at Patrick Henry Girls Home in Bedford where she graduated top of her class from Liberty High School. Tammy went on to attend Sweet Briar College and Averett University. In 2010, Tammy met the love of her life Cynthia, in a Walmart in Norfolk VA as they were arguing over a forklift. On August 13th they celebrated 10 years of marriage.

Tammy was a lover of animals and had an assortment of furry friends that found their way to her. She also enjoyed spending many hours fishing with her relatives on the local riverbanks and well as on the Chesapeake Bay. Tammy loved stalking out the Bingo halls where she always seemed to win more than she lost. Her luck ran out with the cancer diagnosis.

Special thanks to American Cancer Society of South Boston, and Centra Hospice.

Per her request no funeral services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, Tammy asks that you plant a rose bush in memory of her. Take time to enjoy the roses in your life now and remember, “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”.

Online condolences my be directed to

Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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