Tammy Sweat Gordey

December 10, 1958 - January 2, 2023
Tammy Sweat Gordey

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Tammy Sweat Gordey passed away January 2, 2023. Born Dec. 10, 1958 at Ft. Buckner Okinawa her family moved to her lifelong home in Williamsburg in 1959.

Tammy loved fast cars, dogs, horses, rock music, family and her vast number of friends throughout Williamsburg, York and James City County. She began her working life early at her father’s gas station/country store Sweat’s Exxon in Norge VA in the 1970’s. After graduating from Lafayette High she married Robert Gordey of Oakdale LA. Sadly the marriage did not last. Tammy went on to years of work in Williamsburg area restaurants. Eventually deciding to become full time daughter/companion, helper, caretaker to her mother and father.

Tammy is predeceased by her father Raymond Sweat, mother Frances Sweat and brothers Raymond (Buddy) and Robert. Great nephew Trevor Dringenberg.

Survivors include her brother Phillip Sweat & wife Pam, Nieces Wendy Robbins, Sherry Taboh, Jessica & Jennifer Sweat. Nephews Corey, Chad, Todd & Christopher Sweat. Great Nieces Samantha & Emma Maines, Morgan Gaddis, Sydney & Abigail Sweat, great nephews Billy Maines, Travis & Trenton Dringenberg & Brennan Sweat. She is also survived by her best friend of 37 years, Janice Keith. Lastly her beloved pets Darla and Scruffy. Viewing will be Tuesday, January 10th from 4-8pm at Bucktrout Funeral Home.  Burial will be on Wednesday, January 11th at 2:30 at Williamsburg Memorial Park.

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
2:30 PM

Williamsburg Memorial Park - Directions
130 King William Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Visiting Hours

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023
  • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  • January 06, 2023
    Silva Mason says:
    My mom Linda was a lifelong friend of Tammy. I remember seeing her all the time when I was a little girl and she was always so kind to me. I loved running into her around town, she always gave me a big hug. She’s definitely going to be missed so very much. Love you Tammy!

  • January 06, 2023
    Dawn Shearin says:
    I am truly crushed to hear of my old friends passing. We grew up in the same neighborhood and I just loved her to pieces. I had hoped to get back to Virginia in the next year and she was going to be one of the first people I went to see. May God comfort her family and may the memories we have of her carry us through until we meet again.