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Anita Jayne Tarrant-Tamme

Anita Jayne Tarrant-Tamme

October 29, 1957 - June 5, 2020     Age: 62

Anita Jayne Tarrant-Tamme, 62, of Fernandina Beach, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020, in Jacksonville, Florida.

Anita married her “sweetie”, and love of her life, (Gerald) Wayne Tamme, on July 27, 2006. After several years building a successful business as the vintners of Cityscape Winery in Pelzer, South Carolina, Wayne and Anita “retired again” to live out her dream of living at the beach. She enjoyed volunteering on Cumberland Island, and with the Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch, saving the Loggerhead Turtle community, one egg nest at a time. Together they loved to travel, and some of their most recent adventures including Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Australia, New Zealand and China.

In addition to her loving husband, she leaves behind the “art” of bargain shopping to four adoring children: Dennis Wayne (Julia) Tarrant, Angela Tarrant, Kimberly Tamme and Kellie (Mac) Spencer; brothers: Michael (Brenda) Reger and Bradley Reger; eight very braggable grandchildren: Tristan, Joseph, Bethany, Jadyn, Annabelle, Caroline Rose, Brooklynn, and Sophia Joy; and 3 furry grand-pets: Coco, Molly and Luna. Her grands say that “Gram” was always their biggest cheerleader and they’ll most miss their time together spent shark tooth hunting and Black Friday shopping.

Anita is preceded in death by: mother Sarah Luke; grandmother Ruth Prewett; sister Ginger Wolf; and faithful feathered friend Misty.

Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00PM on Sunday, June 7th, with a celebration of life service at 3:00PM, at Oxley-Heard – 1305 Atlantic Avenue, Fernandina Beach, FL. 32034

Memorials may be given to her favorite cause: Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch – P.O. Box 566, Fernandina Beach, FL. 32035

Her family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of Baptist Medical Center and Community Hospice, who so lovingly, and thoroughly, cared for her in her final days.

10 Condolences

  • Amrit Posted June 6, 2020 2:30 pm

    My deepest condolences for your loss Angie!

  • Sharon Bryan Posted June 6, 2020 3:03 pm

    Angie,
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn the passing of your mom. We will especially be thinking of you tomorrow as you celebrate her life. What a wonderful legacy she leaves in her children and grandchildren.
    I know you will miss her terribly.
    With our deepest sympathy, Bill & Sharon Bryan

  • Lara Hudson Posted June 6, 2020 6:12 pm

    Wayne and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Anita’s passing. I truly enjoyed the times you guys spent with us in Greenwood during our Wine Walks and the many trips we made to the Winery.. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Lisa Wilson (Forrester) Posted June 6, 2020 6:48 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of Anita’s passing. Her passion and enthusiasm while volunteering in our city and at Chamber events. She hosted me and my friends many times allowing us to try City Scape Winery in a beautiful and relaxed setting. We miss her and Wayne here in Simpsonville and will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers for peace. Gone too soon.

  • Rick and Janet Birch Posted June 6, 2020 7:36 pm

    Wayne and Family,
    Rick and I are out of town and are so sad to hear the news about Anita. We have always enjoyed you two as a couple and will deeply miss Anita. She was such a happy person and such a joy to be with. She enthusiastically volunteered her time and energy on so many projects. Our prayers are with you and your family as her wonderful spirit moves on.

  • Leanne Bailey-Asbury Posted June 7, 2020 6:10 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Anita was such a loving, kind, and funny person and she will be missed. My sincere sympathy to you and your family Angie. With deepest condolences-

  • Kathy & David Winland Posted June 8, 2020 5:44 pm

    Wayne and family. You have our deepest sympathy. RIP Anita.

  • Allen Prewett Posted June 10, 2020 5:42 pm

    Allen and Sharon Prewett extend heartfelt condolences due to Anita’a unexpected death.. our prayers are with you all.

  • Gene Freund Posted June 18, 2020 12:39 pm

    Wayne – just heard. So sorry for your loss. You, and your family, are in our prayers. Gene & Barb Freund

  • Tom and Anita Wells Posted June 23, 2020 2:28 am

    I am so very sorry to get this news. She always such a warm, welcome, gracious lady

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