Tamara J. “Tami” Johnson

September 04, 1958 ‒ July 24, 2017

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio

Tamara J. “Tami” Johnson, 58, of Delaware passed away Monday afternoon, July 24, 2017 at her residence following a two year battle against breast cancer.

Born in Mt. Gilead on September 4, 1958, she was a daughter of Virgil Brooks and the late Kathryn Marie (Day) Doran.  She graduated from Mt. Gilead High School in 1977.  Tami worked as a secretary and with the graphics department of North Electric and ITT.  She went on to work at Ohio Health for 19 years.

Compassionate and caring, she possessed a joyful personality and attended the Delaware Church of Christ in Christian Union. She enjoyed ceramics, coloring, reading and Hallmark movies. In her younger years she enjoyed running. Tami collected purses, Boyd’s Bears, and Beanie Babies.  Fond of wineries, Middle Bass Island, she especially enjoyed her cat’s Harley and Sassy.

She treasured her family, friends, and a good glass of wine.  Tami will be remembered for her loving and selfless ways.

Left to cherish her memory are her 3 sons, Eric (Amy Joy), Brooks, and Brandon Johnson, all of Delaware, and their father Steve Johnson.

The family will receive friends on Friday, July 28, 2017 from 5 – 7 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive at W. William St., Delaware, where celebration of life services will follow at 7:00 pm and Pastor Bill Benner will officiate.

Contributions in Tamara’s memory may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation, Dept. 41831, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX, 75265.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Johnson family.

To share a fond memory of Tamara or to offer a condolence to her family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • I worked with Tami at Grady down in mammography only a few short months. She became a friend instantly!
    I will always remember her striking eyes and beautiful soul. She will be missed. 💜

  • I worked with Tami for a short time at OhioHealth in the revenue cycle customer call center. Tami was so pleasant to be around and I enjoyed working with her. My condolences go out to her family and friends. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

  • My heart goes out to you three boys. Every time I saw your mother we always ended up talking about you. She loved you guys dearly. I tried to keep her spirit up this last year but the battle was to tough. I know she accepted gods will and we will see her again. My thoughts and prayers are with you R.I.P. Tami Johnson. Love her always Terry

  • May her light shine eternally and bring comfort to her three sons. She was clothed in strength and dignity…inspiring all who knew her.

  • My thoughts and prayers for her family. I worked with Tami and Grady. She was the most compassionate person you ever want to meet. PRAYERS

  • Such a sweet and beautiful soul. Tami and I worked at Grady for many years, sharing laughs and just chatting during those rare slow times in the ER. Later, we connected via Facebook and enjoyed sharing pictures and stories of our mutual love of cats. We always marveled that her Harley and my Grayson had to be twins as they looked identical. I will miss seeing her beautiful face and pics of her boys and her fur babies. Until we meet again, Tami, rest easy my friend. My sincerest condolences to her boys and all who were lucky to know her. May God lift up your heavy hearts.

  • I wish to express my condolences to Tami’s family.
    One of the most friendliest ladies I got to know at Grady. Rest In Heaven Tami.

  • A very bright light will be missed. Tammy always had a kind word and great smile. When we saw each other after many years it was like no time had gone by. My greatest sympathy to her family, what a great loss.

  • She was a beautiful loving woman. We all loved her. Great days. I worked with Tami for four yrs. Tami will always be in my heart. I pray for you boys! Be strong and know she will always be there. You boys were all she talked about and loved you. I pray for you three and your family.

    Tami you are now in a better place. No pain….. more family with you. I love you and will miss you alway in my heart.

  • Tami was an amazing and beautiful lady inside and out!!! She always though if others. And her personality always made you feel at ease. I had the pleasure of working with her at Grady. I’m so glad our paths crossed and I made an amazing friend!!! You will be truly loved and missed!!!

  • Tami and I were neighbors and great friends in Mount Gilead. We had many sleepovers and fun times growing up. My prayers and deepest sympathy are with all of you, she will be greatly missed.

  • I worked with Tami at OhioHealth in the Pre-registration department. Tami always had a smile on her face – regardless of what was going on in her own life or day. She was genuinely happy to speak to you no matter who you were. Her strength during this illness was inspiring. I wish I had a chance to know her better…but my life was blessed by knowing her. My condolences to her family, whom she was so proud of and loved very much. Rest easy with the angels lady.

  • Tami and I attended the same church growing up in Mt Gilead. We’d lost contact over the years, but through facebook we were able to reconnect a few years back. She was a sweet and loving person, who always put others first. Thoughts and prayers are with her sons, family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

  • So many memories of long ago when our kids were little. I remember dropping Aubrey off at their house with her best little friend, Eric, while we went to the hospital to have Travis. A camping trip, toilet papering their house, and pizza burgers all come to mind. Good memories. So glad we reconnected over the last couple of years. See you in heaven, Tami.

  • Prayers to all. I worked with Tami at Grady she was an amazing woman. I am glad I knew her. Fly high with the angels Tami.

  • I had the pleasure of training Tami at Ohio Health. Spending those days with her I was inspired by the resilience and joy that shone through her. Although I was training her, she had a lot to teach me. She taught me that choosing joy in hard times is possible and can become a habit. She taught me that having empathy for the people you love can make your own troubles seem smaller and strengthen those precious relationships. And she taught me being vulnerable and facing your own fears and insecurities is the key to true strength and resilience. I only spent a couple months with Tami, but her words and spirit have come in my mind often an inspirational reminder and I will certainly never forget her. I pray for her sons, family, and friends that have lost a beautiful soul here on Earth but pray that they will be comforted by the joy of seeing her again one day in a place with no pain, no sorrow, and no night.

  • I developed a close working relationship with Tami in early 2015 and in a matter of a few months it grew into a greater friendship. Her love for life prevailed with every conversation we had. Her smile and eyes were radiant.
    We talked a lot about love, relationships, children, work… there were no limits.
    We also talked a lot about her diagnosis the days following. Never once did I not see hope in her eyes. She was going to fight cancer. Fight cancer with all she had.
    And, that she did. To the very end.
    Rest easy now my dear friend.
    You now walk with Our Lord and Savior.

    Forever in my heart.

  • My heart and prayers go out to the family. She is now without pain, smiling down at you and forever your guardian angel.

  • My deepest sympathy for her boys, friends and fur babies. She was was so kind. Such a beautiful smile and those blue eyes. Rest in peace. Gpne but never forgotten. Kim Gompf Meadows

  • I was saddened to read of Tami’s passing. She was always a kind and friendly face when I saw her at Grady. Sincere sympathy and prayers are sent to her family.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Tami’s passing. I met Tami about 30 years ago, we lived in the same subdivision and she babysat our son Matthew for a short time. Then I met back up with her when she started working at Grady. She was always smiling and so kind when ever I saw her. We would talk about a sons. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • I worked with Tami for years at Grady. She is a beautiful person and inside and out. She loved life and her boys! No more pain Tami. You will always be in my heart. Love you friend.

  • It’s with a heavy heart to hear of my beautiful friends passing. Tami and I were dear friends all through school. We were even in each other’s weddings. Tami was such a sweet Christian friend… Her love for her Savior was in how she lived her life, her smile and laughter…. now she is with the Lord, whole and well… my thoughts and prayers are with you boys …..

  • So very sorry to hear, just today of Tami’s passing. What a beautiful lady. Larry and I attended church with Tami and her family long ago and have such great memories of our time in Delaware. I had reconnected with Tami this past year and she told me of her battle with this horrible disease of cancer.
    Tami girl, rest in peace and fly high with the angels.
    Our deepest sympathy to her boys and family.

    Diann and Larry Caudill