TOMMIE FAYE COFFMAN, 81, WIFE OF THE LATE ROBIN "MUGGS" COFFMAN PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY AT HER GERMANTOWN HOME ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26,2021. BORN IN MOBILE, AL. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF THE LATE TOMMIE AND BILL CARMICHAEL. AFTER A MOVE TO JACKSON, TN. SHE MET AND MARRIED HER BELOVED MUGGS IN 1958. TOMMIE FAYE'S ADAPTABILITY MADE HER THE PERFECT "BASEBALL WIFE" WHEN THEIR NEWLYWED YEARS INCLUDED SEVERAL MOVES WITHIN THE NY-SF GIANTS BASEBALL ORGANIZATION. TOMMIE FAYE HAD AN APPRECIATION FOR EACH NEW PLACE. THE COUPLE RETURNED TO JACKSON FOR SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE EVENTUALLY SETTLING IN GERMANTOWN 44 YEARS AGO.
A MEMBER OF GERMANTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, TOMMIE FAYE VALUED LONGTIME FRIENDS FROM HER INVOLVEMENT IN VARIOUS ACTIVITIES. SHE WAS ACTIVE IN MANY ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING GERMANTOWN C.C. LADIES GOLF ASSOCIATION WHERE SHE SERVED AS PRESIDENT, GERMANTOWN LADIES TENNIS ORGANIZATION WHERE SHE ALSO SERVED AS PRESIDENT. SHE WAS A MEMBER OF MEMPHIS COTTON WIVES, COTILLION OF JACKSON, TN. AND SERVICE LEAGUE. TOMMIE FAYE WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR TEACHING SWIM LESSONS TO COUNTLESS MADISON COUNTY CHILDREN DURING SEVERAL SUMMERS. A TALENTED COOK, HER EFFORTS IN THE KITCHEN WERE RECOGNIZED BY ALL FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO SIT AT HER TABLE. TOMMIE FAYE LOVED DANCING AND SINGING, AND HER PASSION FOR MUSIC WAS INSTILLED IN HER FAMILY. HER ABILITY TO RECALL EVERY WORD TO EVERY SONG WAS A MARVEL TO MANY.
ALWAYS CURIOUS, SHE DELIGHTED IN TRAVELING WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS.TRIPS TO DISTANT DESTINATIONS SATISFIED HER SENSE OF ADVENTURE.BUT THE GULF COAST WAS ALWAYS A SPECIAL PLACE FOR HER. ANNUAL BEACH TRIPS WITH FAMILY WERE A HIGHLIGHT FOR ALL."TEE CEE'S" SENSE OF TRADITION AND CREATIVE IDEAS ADDED A MEMORABLE TOUCH TO ALL OCCASIONS.
DEVOTED TO HER MARRIAGE AND FAMILY, TOMMIE FAYE CHERISHED HER ROLE AS WIFE TO MUGGS, THE LOVE OF HER LIFE. SHE WAS A SUPPORTIVE SOURCE OF ENCOURAGEMENT AND GENTLE STRENGTH THROUGHOUT THEIR 57 YEAR UNION. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER DAUGHTER KIM, TOMMIE LEAVES HER DAUGHTER KRISTI AND HER SON ROBIN. SHE ALSO LEAVES 8 GRANDCHILDREN, 1 GREAT-GRANDCHILD, MANY NIECES AND NEPHEWS, HER BROTHER MIKE, 3 SISTERS IN LAW, AND 2 BROTHERS IN LAW. MOSTLY, SHE LEAVES A LEGACY OF LOVE THAT ONLY A CONSUMMATE HOMEMAKER CAN PROVIDE. SHE WILL FOREVER BE REMEMBERED FOR HER GIFT OF MAKING HOME A PLACE OF LOVE.
A MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT GERMANTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 2363 S. GERMANTOWN ROAD ON WED., DEC.22 WITH VISITATION FROM 10-11 AM WITH SERVICE AT 11 AM.
THE FAMILY HAS REQUESTED THAT IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIALS BE DIRECTED TO LUSTGARTEN PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION 415 CROSSWAYS PARK DRIVE, SUITE D WOODBURY, NY 11797 OR A CHARITY OF PERSONAL CHOICE.
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To Me, her name was Tommie Faye, but to many she was "TC". I had the pleasure of taking care of her hair for more years than I can recall. I also did the same for her mother, Ms. Carmichael.
Due to Covid, she did not want to go back into a shop, so we didn't. Thru almost 2 yrs. I took care of her hair needs at her home. We enjoyed watching sports together. I took her bake treats and she give me some as well.
I will truly miss those times. Next week would have been her 82nd birthday. I had a surprise for her. She told me many times she didn't want to suffer but was ready to go home to see her Mugs and daughter, Kim. She asked for me to pray along with her that it would be soon.
After a great Thanksgiving with her family here she went home peacefully in sleep to see those that have gone on before her. She got her prayers answered. Enjoy your reunion you so much wanted, Tommie, I love you and will miss all our times together.
December 3, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.