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Tammy Rochelle (Williams) Westbrook

November 7, 1958 ~ May 13, 2022 (age 63)
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Tammy Rochelle Williams Westbrook, 63, of Newton Grove, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022 surrounded by her loving husband, sons and family. 

Tammy is preceded in death by her beloved mother; Margaret "Susie" Jernigan Williams; her baby brother, Danny Glenn  Williams; her sister-in-law; Debbie Westbrook, her maternal grandparents, Alec Ray Jernigan and Sally Capps Jernigan; and her paternal grandparents, James Perdie Williams and Gladys Bryan Williams.

Left to cherish her memories are her father; Albert Bryan Williams of Newton Grove; husband, John Howard Westbrook of the home; her cherished sons, Alex Cooksey of Newton Grove and Brad Cooksey (Val) of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, two step-sons, John Ashley Westbrook, and Brandon Westbrook (Morgan) of Newton Grove; grandson, Forest Cooksey; granddaughter, Naomi Westbrook; Granddogs; Arya, Pistol and Teenie; sister Terrie Westbrook (Gary) of Newton Grove; brother Jeffrey Williams (Renee) of Newton Grove; niece, Bridget Rackley (Bobby) of Newton Grove; nephews, Johnathan Williams (Karmen) of Newton Grove, Garrett Williams of Newton Grove, Gage Williams of Wilmington and Brendan Williams of Wilmington, two great-nieces, Ely Grace Williams and Sophia Williams; family friend, Mike Tart (Ashley) of Greenville; and many special aunts and uncles. 

Born on November 7, 1958, Tammy grew up one of four siblings. She was always the quieter one and loved painting and drawing. She was quite the artist in high school; she even painted the Wildcat mascot on the gym floor of Hobbton High School. She graduated from Hobbton, and then from Campbell University with a degree in sociology. She loved the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball and football teams and the Carolina Panthers football team. Tammy also loved music, movies, and television. She had seen more movies and shows on Netflix than anyone, and could tell you about the actors/actresses who were in them all. She especially love Elton John, The Eagles, and Queen. For several years, Tammy worked for Johnston - Lee - Harnett Community Action in Smithfield where she was the teacher for the 3 year old class. 

Tammy was the most wonderful mother to her "boys" as she called them. She lived for Alex and Brad, always wanting to make sure they had what they needed. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, burning the roads up on Saturday with her sister and niece, and relaxing with family and friends at Bushy Swamp. Known for her patience and kind, compassionate heart, she leaves behind a legacy of perseverance and love. She was a warrior and a fighter. When times were tough, she never gave up. She persevered and knew that faith would see her through.

A service celebrating Tammy's life will be held on Monday, May 16th at 2 p.m. at Newton Grove UMC, Newton Grove.The family will receive friends at the church 1 hour prior to the funeral service and other times at the home. Officiating will be Rev. Chris Leak.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be made to Newton Grove United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 471, Newton Grove, N.C. 28366, c/o Brenda Raynor or Mary Schwartz. 

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West & Dunn Funeral Home, Newton Grove, North Carolina is honored to serve the Westbrook Family. 

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May 16, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Newton Grove United Methodist Church
133 S. Church Street
Newton Grove, NC 28366

Funeral Service
May 16, 2022

2:00 PM
Newton Grove United Methodist Church
133 S. Church Street
Newton Grove, NC 28366


Hillcrest Cemetery
Hobbton Hwy
Newton Grove, NC 28366

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