Tamy Diane Turner Buggs was born June 25, 1962, in Strong, Arkansas (Free Hope Community) to Alvin and Lorene Turner.
As a daddy’s girl, she loved spending time with her daddy working on cars and driving him around. Her loving mother introduced her to Christ. She spent many days walking the country road to the church. As a child, she enjoyed playing outside with her siblings and growing up knowing her parents always wanted the best for them.
In the summer of 1986, she made Des Moines, Iowa, her home. She attended Des Moines Area Community College, where she received her Certifications in Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Rehabilitation Assistance, and Medical Assistance. Tamy’s calling was in service to others. She always helped others and her family. Gifted in service, she worked as a CNA and Rehabilitation Assistant. She loved sewing, crafts, and interior design.
She joined New Friendship Church of God in Christ (C.O.G.I.C.) under the leadership of Superintendent Richard L. Daye. She was dedicated to serving the Lord as a Sunday School Teacher, Youth Director, Administrator Assistant of Finance, Bible Band Teacher, and Pastor’s Aide.
After moving back to El Dorado, she united with Abundant Life Ministries under the leadership of Apostle Larry W. Yarbrough and later united with Fairview Faith & Worship Ministries under the leadership of Apostle Terry T. Johnson and Evangelist Balinda Johnson.
She united in marriage to “the best husband in the whole world,” Dewrie Ray Buggs, Sr. on June 19, 2014.
Tamy was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Lorene Turner, and her sister, Ruby Fields.
Left to cherish her memories are her loving husband, Dewrie Ray Buggs, Sr.; daughter, LaWanda Jones of Temple, TX; grandson, Joshua Jones of Myrtle Beach, SC; three brothers, Alvin Turner of Elgin, TX, Benjamin Turner and Bruce Turner both of El Dorado, AR; two sisters, Glenda Miller of Austin, TX and Cynthia Turner of El Dorado, AR; five nephews, Benjamin Turner, Jr, Cory Miller, Keith Turner, Merari Davis, and Nicholas Buggs; five nieces, Jolita Turner, Ta’Kari Turner, Skylar Turner, Ashley Buggs, and Brittany Fields; and her extended family, sister, Hazel Malone; a Godmother, Darlene Burkett, Stepchildren , La Tonya Richmond, La Trina Talley, and Dewrie Ray Buggs Jr., and two lifelong friends, the Hon. Judge Romonda D. Belcher and Ruby Browder, all of Des Moines, IA.To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Tamy Diane Buggs, please visit our flower store.