Tammi Selen (Bailey) Turner, age 49, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at her home.
Tammi was born in Marion, VA on March 15, 1971 to the union of John and Faye Bailey. She was the youngest of three children.
As a native and lifetime resident of Marion, VA. Tammi matriculated through the Smyth County School System and graduated from Marion Senior High School class of 1989. Afterwards, Tammi attended Bluefield State College. As a life-long learner Tammi became a certified pre-school teacher through the School of Tomorrow.
Understanding the value lesson of becoming independent, Tammi entered the workforce as a teen. She worked various part time jobs through the JTPA program. She was also employed at Marley Moldings and TRW. As an entrepreneur, Tammi assisted in the establishment of Bethesda Car Wash and an “in-home” childcare center.
Though born in 1971, Tammi Turner was born again January 15, 1989. As a born-again believer, Tammi was a member of First Baptist, Mt. Zion Temple, Mt. Calvary Apostolic Church, and Antioch Greater Love Ministries. Beginning her spiritual walk at First Baptist, Tammi learned basic Biblical principles from Rev.Cox. As her walk with Christ grew, Tammi served as an usher, choir member, teacher, cook and friend at Mt. Zion Temple. Following the leading of God and Pastor Lester Turner, Tammi and Levi began shepherding Mt. Calvary Apostolic church in Wytheville, VA.. Together, they laborer in the Gospel for 18 years. Tammi felt compelled to assist Bishop Nolan Wolfe with the Antioch Greater Love ministries. At the ministry, she served as an Elder and an assistant to the Bishop. Through the ministry of Tammi Turner, a plethora of souls were delivered from darkness, bondage, and death. Tammi had a ministry of deliverance and desired for people to experience the liberty Christ had provided.
Tammi Turner was a community leader. Her leadership was modeled through helping the needy, advising the lost, teaching the youth, praying for the community, being a friend to others, and loving the broken. Tammi Turner gave herself to Marion, VA.
Tammi Turner’s greatest desires were to honor God, be a good wife and to be a loving mother. Through her union with Lester Turner Jr., Lester L. Turner III is birthed. Tammi loved “Little Lee” with all her heart. She mothered him with the Tammi-style of love forming him to become a man of God. Tammi was a mother to many including but not limited to Derius, Sareta, Takia, Keyona, Jasmine, and Cheyenne.
She is preceded in death by her grandmother Naomi Smith, father John Bailey, and mother Faye Miller.
Tammi leaves to mourn her death and celebrate her transition: Lester Turner III (son), Dan Bailey (brother), Maria Batts (sister), Derius, Sareta, Takia, Keyona, Jasmine, and Cheyenne (children), Charm, Kayla, Zeb, Eli, Darius, Destiny (nieces and nephews), Deja, Shareen, Miranda, Darnell. Kyle, and a host of other godchildren, Kim and Debra (special friends), Mary and family, brother and sister-in-laws, and a host of family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Royal Oak Presbyterian Church, 139 West Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until the time of service at the church.
To share memories of Tammi Selen (Bailey) Turner, or express condolences, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Tammi’s family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.