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Funeral Ceremony: 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home
Interment: Elmwood Cemetery, Flora
Visitation: 5-7 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home
Tammye Burge, age 59, of Flora, Illinois, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2023, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana.
She was born April 7, 1964, in Flora, the daughter of Clint and Karren Elaine (Jennings) Powell. She was united in marriage to Michael L. Burge on September 19, 1992, at the Iuka Bethel Church and together they have shared 30 wedding anniversaries.
Tammye was a loving mother, grandmother, and foster mother, as she and Mike had fostered several children over the years. In addition, they had owned the Burge House in Flora since 2005. She attended Strong Tower Church in Flora, often volunteering her time wherever needed. Tammye was a lifetime Girl Scout and member of the Centralia VFW. She enjoyed reading, fishing, and helping with various scouting activities.
She is survived by her husband Mike Burge of Flora; children: Stephenie (Michael) Dickerson of Flora, Jenny Huynh of Effingham, Dakota (Josh) Kemmerer of Iuka, Alexis Barnick of Louisville, Angie Burge of Louisville, and David Burge of Flora; father: Clint Powell of Russelville, Alabama; 9 grandchildren; and 2 brothers: Neale (Sharon) Powell of Perkinston, Mississippi, and Dustin (Casey) Hodge of Iuka.
She was preceded in death by her mother: Karren Elaine Hodge; a grandson: Christian Scaggs; and stepfather: Charlie Hodge.
A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora. A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to Strong Tower Church and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a memory or condolence, visit: www.frankandbright.com
Mike and Family: my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I have known you guys for a long time since you originally were my neighbors when I first moved to S. Main St. I watched your kids grow up and of course saw you and Tammy out and about. I know she has not been in good health, and she was certainly taken way too soon, you and your children are in my prayers
I just don’t know what to say except my heart is broken for you all! Tammy was a wonderful person and will be miss by so many
Mike I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family
We love you Aunt Tammye
Mike, I am so sorry for your loss.
Mike and family, I just don't have the words to express it all so my prayers for you are the same as for my daughter (5/7/23) and others. Prayers for mercy and peace.
Sending lots of love and prayers your way. Tammye will be missed dearly, the community has lost a wonderful lady. ❤️
Mike and family we are so sorry for your loss. Tammy was a great person I know she loved fur babies and she gave us one of the best fur babies we could ever have and that was king so she is up there in heaven now with king, may God comfort you all in this sad time. You’re all in our prayers.
Mike sorry for your loss I will miss her very much she was a mom to me Love you so much
Tammy was my foster mom, with open arms she took me in and loved me unconditionally. Even though our time together was short, she left a beautiful impact on my heart. I am forever grateful of her love and kindness.
Mike and family I am so very sorry for your loss, you all are in my thoughts and prayers
Mike, we are saddened by your loss, and we miss seeing Tammy when we come to church up there. She was a sweet lady, and a blessing to me. We had so many talks about the children, and I am so glad I got to see and give her the biggest hug when I was up there. We love you and we are praying for her.
Mike, I am praying for u and the family. Tammy was a blessing and I will miss her so much.
I am so sorry for your family's loss. I will keep you all in my thoughts in prayers today and days to come.
I'm so sorry for your loss
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Tammye will be missed by all of us who knew her.
So sorry to learn of Tammy’s passing. Prayers to the family during this most difficult time.
We love you! You will be missed!
Mike I am so sorry for your loss. I remember when you two were first seeing each other. You both gained a terrific partner. She was always so nice. Praying God helps you through this trying time.
Thinking of you during this difficult time. Praying for all of you. Tammye was an amazing woman.
Mike, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family!!
I'm so so sorry to hear about Tammy she was a loving mother and a loving woman she loved everyone would help anyone or anything she was just love everyone loved her if need anything please call or text us at 618-813-0184
Mike we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Love and prayers to family and friends.
A wonderful friend to me and I'll miss u so much...you will always be in my heart!!!!!!
Mike & family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Losing someone you love is never easy as we all know..My thoughts and prayers for all..May she R. I.P.
I've known Tammy & Mike for yrs she was an Angel in Blessing. She will always be missed. We Love You Tammy!!!
Mike, we are all so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and your family. May you find peace and comfort during this time.
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers, God Bless.
Mike and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
I'll miss you !!! Fly high beautiful lady
Mike and family, I didn't know your wife except in passing, but you took care of my great aunt and uncle at the end of their lives and that makes you special in my book. We need more people who care for others like you guys. Thank you for all you've done over the years.
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