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Tamara “Tammy” Carter McLean, 59, of Savannah, Georgia, died Tuesday evening, August 23, 2022, at Memorial University Medical Center.

Born in Augusta, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late John Phillip Carter and the late Annie Jeanette Reagan Carter. Tammy was of the Christian faith. She earned her associate’s degree in accounting. Tammy worked in retail sales management in apartment complex rentals and food service. She enjoyed word puzzles, playing Nintendo, and being with her animals. Tammy cherished most her daughter, Laura.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Landers.

Survivors include her daughter, Laura Jean Carter; her sisters, Mary Ann Hopkins and her husband, Kenneth, and Sherri Lynn Rouse; her brothers, Michael Carter and Gary Carter, and her nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 12 until 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, August 30, 2022, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, August 30, 2022, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by the Reverend Dr. Drew Corbett. Interment will be in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

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  1. Robin Smiley says:

    My dear beautiful friend…. my heart is broken in a million pieces. I don’t want to believe this is true! I hope you know and see that I cherish our friendship and I love you like a sister, even when we had sister spats and didn’t agree with each other, I still cherished you in those times. Who else is gonna come see me every day and try to unravel my bunched up face and pick at the only nerve I have left? ( Her joke to me) You have a beautiful soul and I have no doubts you are spreading your wings majestic and swiftly as you walk the streets of gold. I know you will always watch over Laura, so every now and then stop by and check in with me. You will never be forgotten my dear friend. Until we meet again know that you are forever in my thoughts and in my heart. Love your friend- Robin

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  3. Wayne Roberson says:

    Glad I knew you and Robert, together once more. Prayers for your family

  4. Linda Elliott says:

    My dear friend and sister, my heart is broken into many of pieces. We have shared so my good times together. Between living together and raising our children together, my mind holds so many memories that I will cherish for ever. You have such a kindred spirit about you, that just made people draw towards you. But everyone that knew you, knew that your daughter Laura was your whole life. So those of us that loved you, know that you will continue to look over Laura. Fly high my friend, you finally made it home.

  5. Linda and Ron Weeks says:

    Sincere condolences to all the family! Rest in peace sweet girl!

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  7. Jerry says:

    I met Tamara several years ago through a relative. Tamara was a very sweet and kind person. She would talk with you even if she did not know you because she was just that type of person. I can’t believe she is gone now. We lost a great person and friend but heaven has gained another Angel. Tamara you will never be forgotten. Memories of you will live on. To the family of Dear Tamara, may Gob bless you all and comfort you during this time. Rest In Peace my friend.

  8. Mike Tart says:

    Farwell for now to my dear classmate at John Nichols High. You always had a smile and a kind word. I am assured that you are resting in peace with our Savior and that His peace and comfort is with your family.

  9. Nancy C Ward says:

    MAY god bless and guide the family as you go through the lost of Tammy. i did not know her but i was at OO class of 63 so we are sisters in a way and my prayers are with the family.
    Nancy Poole WARD

  10. Carrie Henman says:

    So sorry to hear you will not be with Laura but I know you will always be watching over her. You brought her to us and I am thankful to have known you. RIP dear Tamara.

  11. Tamara Carter says:

    Tamara and I grew up in the Oxford Orphanage, We lived in the baby cottage and took care of the kids. Tamara was a nice person and a pretty woman with a pretty smile. We will all miss her. She will celebrate homecoming in Heaven and she will be our Angel looking down on us. She had two very nice sisters, Sherri and Mary Ann, that did a good job looking after her. I hate God took you so soon but will see you in Heaven one day. You are at the Golden Gate. Miss you Tamara Carter and pray for every family member. We all love you.

  12. Cindy says:

    What a sad sad loss. Sending love and many many prayers to each one of you.
    Tammy, was a beautiful precious OO sister with such a kind heart and beautiful soul.
    Keeping you all in my heart and prayers.

  13. Mary Ann/ sister says:

    Oh how I’ve loved reading all these wonderful loving words on here tonight about how others felt about you/feel about you. Being your sister I’ve known you for my whole life and I will miss you for the rest of my life. You, dear sister are so dear to me. I don’t think you even realized how much I loved you and looked up to you. You taught me so much sis and I’m forever grateful for that. Today we had your service Tammy and it was just beautiful. So much love and you’d be so proud of Laura. I’d like to think you somehow witnessed as she shared her feelings about you, her Mom ❤️. You are forever with us in our hearts and minds. Now behave yourself in Heaven with our brother, Robert. You two together again. Jesus will keep you straight.

  14. Gary Carter says:

    Tammy I love you. I wish I got to know you more, but the person I got to know when I lived with you for a little while I liked and I am proud to call my big sister. I wish you peace and love and thank you for allowing me the privilege to know you.

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