Todd Tamara Cummins "Tammy", 68, passed away on March 1, 2019 surrounded by love. Tammy was a devoted partner, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, grandmother and friend. She was preceded in death by her sister, Shawn Long. Tammy is survived by her loving partner of 32 years, Cathy Rust; children, James Martin (Hillary), Robert Martin, and Bryan Rust (Julie); granddaughter, Scarlett; mother Ula Hornikel; sister Samara Cummins; Cathy's sister, Lisa and Karl; niece Dawn;nephews, Blake, Jake and John; and many adoring friends of 50+ years. Tammy was born in the Naval hospital in Virginia, raised in Miami, FL, and ended her life in Atlanta, GA. Tammy attended Shanndore Elementary and Miami High School from 1967 through 1969. Tammy was a graduate of the University of Florida (Go Gators), obtaining a Bachelor's degree in both psychology and math. Tammy became a nurse in 1991, attending Miami Dade Community College. Tammy was a dedicated nurse, working as a preceptor. Tammy loved being a nurse and worked until the end. Her passion in life was nursing and her gift to all. Cancer may have ended her life, but Tammy will always be remembered for her beautiful spirit, smile and her giving, gentle kind ways. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2 pm at Wages & Sons Funeral Home at 1040 Main Street Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083.

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  1. Tammy I think we are all lost for words. You left everyone way too soon. I will always remember our fun times together in Lucians, Miami High School and over the years. You are a Dear friend and a Dear Sister. You are no longer in pain. May you RIP. Sending prayers to you Cathy, her family and her friends.

  2. You will be missed so much. You were always sweet, loving and a wonderful friend. We will all talk about you and keep your memories alive. RiP my dear.

  3. Tammy you were very special and had a loving spirit and wonderful sense of humor and amounts of patience. Will always remember the great times of friendship. Forever in my heart.

  4. Tammy, I am glad to have held your hand and had time to be with you towards your path to GOD. You will always be in our hearts and memories of so many years of sharing with the children and with David for the memories of attending Shenandoah Junior High together. You are gone too soon, but you’ve had a happy, full life too with Cathy, your two strong sons, James and Robert, and Cathy’s son Brian as a big brother! Hilary, Julie and baby Scarlet to make your heart happy and joyful!
    We will all see each other one day again someday but until then, we will miss you everyday! You know we all loved you AND that makes my heart happy! GOD BLESS US ALL!
    In God’s Arms! Our dear Tammy. We have memories!

  5. Tammy,
    When we met we became fast friends. We are going to miss you and your unique wit and easy ways.
    We are never going to stop thinking about you, talking about you, missing you and loving you. You will never be forgotten.

    Susan and Lynda

  6. Very special friend, so kind and loving to our family, we will miss you, love always

  7. You were such a joy, the short time that i have known you and Cathy. But you always had a smile. Your life was cut way to short. My thoughts are with the family.

  8. you always brought a smile when you came in the office. you will never be forgotten. our prayers and thoughts are with your family and cathy.

  9. We shall miss you dear sister in law. Thanks for all the sweet memories we have made together
    Never will say goodbye, see you later. Love you Lisa Karl

  10. I’m so sorry to hear of Tammy’s passing. My prayers are with Cathy and all of the family.

  11. Tammy even though I had only known you for short time was a real pleasure getting to know you. Love and prayers to your family You are in the precious hands of our dear Lord!

  12. My dear friend who left our “gang of 4” much to early. While we have had so many adventures as schoolmates, room mates and dear friend these past 53 years, I was always looking forward to the next adventure with you, Cathy, Nancy, Alex and Jan and whoever else. I will miss you my dear, dear girl. Will see you someday in heaven.

  13. Tammy, We only got close in the last few years, but your warmth and sweet nature left a whole in our hearts. Wished i’d known u better in high school. You will be sorely missed!❤️❤️❤️❤️

  14. Tammy, even though I did not keep in touch, we were Lucian sisters and you were a sweet sister. My thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace to your family.

  15. My Dearest Tammy, we lost touch for so long after high school but the memories of our times in Lucians were some of the best. I will always remember how pretty you were and that you were our Vice President in Lucians. So glad over the last 20 years we got to reunite attending reunions for Lucians, our dear Miami High and meeting in Gainesville to share some fun times. I was so very happy to get to be with you this last year at our reunions. You were so very sweet and kind and I will never forget you. Love you my friend. Good bye is not the right word for this time but see you again one day is. I send comfort and peace to Cathy and all your dear friends and family. May God watch over each one of them until they see you again.

  16. Cathy & Family
    Tammy was a blessing to know. We are greatful for the wonderful memories of time spent together. Lifting you up in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. I am so glad I got the chance to know you through reunions. You were indeed a special lady. My thoughts and prayers for Cathy, your boys, and family including those of us from Miami High. I’m sure Wayne greeted you with a big hug.

  18. We haven’t see each other since high school and Lucians. But my memories of you include nothing but fun and laughter. Sending love, hugs and prayers for your family and friends. RIP 😘🙏🏻

  19. Miss Ula, you know my thoughts and prayers are with you and Pam along with the rest of Tamara’s loved ones.

  20. Cathy, we had some wonderful times with you and Tammy in Florida. I am so glad I was able to share in your special celebration wedding on the beach. My heart and prayers are with you and your families. Sending you hugs

  21. Tammy I hope you are at peace. I will always remember our days growing up in Miami. I have so many fond memories of you, Sam, and me during that time. I was always at your house my home away from home. I admired how smart you were and how it seemed so easy for you to do things I could never do. You are deeply loved and will be deeply missed. Gone too soon.

  22. So very sorry to hear of the passing of this beautiful sweet person. Steve&I always enjoyed talking&spending time with her and Cathy at our Saxons-Titans Reunions
    Our love&condolenses to Cathy, Pam and her entire family🙏 (Chris)❤️

  23. There are a few that arrive in this world with empathetic souls. I am so fortunate to have spent some of my best years in the presence of this beautiful woman. I have kept her essence in my memories and still believe she lives.

  24. So sad to see another one of us pass on. Condolences to Cathy – Pam is free of pain and sorrow – we are the ones left to hurt and mourn

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