Tammy Lynn Richardson
March 6, 1958 - January 22, 2022
Tammy Lynn Richardson, undeniable personality, old soul with dynamic energy, adventurer, contagious sense of humor and tremendous talent for the “gift of gab”, died unexpectedly on January 22, 2022, at her home.
She believed her greatest accomplishment in life was the birth of her daughter, Amy Jones Inabnitt, creating a mother/daughter relationship based solely on unconditional love. Over the years this bond strengthened as Tammy balanced teaching school, working on her post graduate degree, taking care of her aging parents, and providing for them both. Amy eventually married and gave birth to a son, Mason Inabnitt, and Tammy became “Nanna”. At one point Nanna’s primary goal in life was to see Mason graduate from Bowling Green School, which he did last spring. Tammy’s entire world centered around the two of them.
Tammy was born and lived her entire life on land that has been in her family for multiple generations, located at the foot of the Bogue Chitto River Bridge in Enon, Louisiana. She often spoke of the precious memoires she had of her beloved grandparents, JB and Juanita Jones (Maternal - deceased) and Jesse and Nettie Richardson. (Paternal - deceased.) She was the daughter of Tilmond and Dorlas Richardson (deceased), sister to Dr. Kendall Richardson (deceased) and Joe Richardson, and special aunt to Jeremy Richardson and Jill Richardson Hickman.
Tammy utilized her Master of Education + 30 certification from Southeastern University, to teach preschool and kindergarten in the Washington Parish School system for over 30 years, educating thousands of children until her retirement. We bet many of her students remember “Ms. Tammy” and how she shaped their desire for learning.
She loved many things in life: traveling, winning at the one-armed bandits, early morning garage sales, cruises with friends and family, LSU football, Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, Black Friday sales and of course watching The Wheel of Fortune. (“the wheel” as she called it, we all knew not to call between 6:30 and 7:00pm.)
While she had a great number of passions, her one disdain was cooking. She considered it a waste of her time, and had no problem with saying, “I don’t cook!”. The spotless pots and pans hanging in her kitchen from 2010, which never touched a stove burner are a solid testimony.
Respecting Tammy’s wishes, the family is planning a celebration of her life, to be held on a later date. We ask that you take a moment and reflect on your fondest memory with/of Tammy and say a prayer to comfort her loved ones who are grieving.
A special note of thanks to Scott Dickerson for his constant companionship and support to Amy and Mason.
In Lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in Tammy’s name to: Enon Elementary School, 14058 Hwy 16, Franklinton, Louisiana 70438, or the charity of your choice