Tamara Renee Brookins entered this life on August 31, 1987. She was born to the late Kimberly C. Stewart and Thomas Evans, both of Cincinnati, OH. Tamara was preceded in death by her grandfather, William A Stewart Sr and Andrew Brookins Sr . as well as. her sister, Tomanique Coates and brother, Chris Hyde, all of Cincinnati, OH.
Tamara accepted Christ at an early age and was baptised at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The love for God was formed as Tamara attends church on a regular basis with Kim and family. Tamara was active at Church and loved praising the Lord.
Tamara grew up in a blended family as Kim fell in love and married William Stewart. Through this union Tamara gained a life long family that taught her to put family first. Stewart, as he is affectionately called, fathered Tamara and helped her throughout her years. Tamara always wore a smile as she never met a stranger. Tamara was a loving child and was excited to be blessed with two fathers. One month after Kim's diagnosis with MS, Tamara was diagnosed with Lupus. You could see the disease was having long term effects on Tamara yet all she was concerned with was the job that God had her to do. She would often call loved ones, not to talk about her illness but to share the wonders of God and how he will supply all of her needs.
Tamara graduated from Mt. Healthy High School in 2005. After graduation, Tamara relied on her fathers to help her navigate through life without her Mom, During her studies Tamara was active in cheerleading, Students against substance abuse, and dance teams. The love for self advancement led Tamara in many different directions. Tamara attended Wright State, Ohio Center for Broadcasting and Cincinnati State. Tamara earned a degree in Broadcasting and Associates in Arts. Tamara's greatest accolade was her connection with God. Tamara moved her membership to Rockdale Baptist where she was an active member. Tamara loved singing in the Choir and being a part of the praise team. If there was a need in the church Tamara was first to volunteer. Working for God was something Tamara loved and shared with everyone.
In 2015, Tamara decided to relocate to Atlanta, Georgia with her brother Andre. Tamara was very close to Andre and couldn't imagine not following his lead. Atlanta became her new home along with new adventures. Tamara found a new Church home with Abundant Mercy Christian Church International. Tamara was involved in many different ministries like, choir, praise dance, singles ministries and Wept Ministry. Through her dedication to God she gained more family members that she loved very much. There are many members that took part in Tamara's life like The Howard, Thomas's, Levall and Jackson families. When Tamara's health declined she would spend time with Tamara Jackson to help get her back on her feet. Tamara was very independant and loved to sing, talk and praise. She took to social media to share a word of inspiration, her latest adventure, eye lashes or just to sing a song. Tamara had a dedicated following that looked to her for inspiration. Her audience grew as they realized Tamara was uplifting them through this new found ministry.
Tamara's free spirit and loving smile was contagious to all that knew her. For special occasions you would get a call from Tamara so she could serenade you in a song or an uplifting message. Tamara's greatest title was Auntie. She loved spending time with her nieces and nephews and watching them grow. You always see Tamara at church functions wearing a smile that let you know, no matter what she was going through, God had the final say. Tamara lost her battle with Lupus, on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.
Tamara leaves to celebrate her life her fathers, Thomas Evans (Antoinette Coates) and William (Sherry) Stewart of Cincinnati, Ohio, Grandfather, Thomas Gay of Cincinnati, OH. Grandmothers, Alfreda Brookins, Roberta Stewart and Verlinda Evans, all of Cincinnati, OH. Sisters, Kaylah Stewart, Navada (Brandon) Morgan, Marquita Caver, Ashanti Evans, Shaniece Johnson and Aisha Dabney, all of Cincinnati, Oh; Brothers, Andre (Amber) Brookins of Atlanta, GA, Marques Thompson, Thomas Evan Jr, Thomas Coates, Delancie Bryant, and Mikyale Huntley all of Cincinnati, OH. Godparents Lisa Robinson of Cincinnati, OH and Apostle Robert (Dr. Janine) Howard of Gary In, with a host of relatives and friends.
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