Tammy Renee (Ridgeway) Orsby was born on the 15th of May, 1963.
She was the tomboy of a very large family. Tammy wore many different hats in her life. She was a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, and a friend.
Among those who will cherish her memory are her devoted husband, Willie Orsby; 5 daughters, Nia Ridgeway, Jamiah Dobson, Jarnae’ Person, Aujanae Orsby, and Jaqueeva Orsby; 4 sons, Jerrell (Brittani) Ridgeway, Willie Ridgeway, Octavis “Mack” Jones, and Kylan Orsby; her mother, Ruth (James) Harris, Jr.; her father, John (Dot) Ridgeway; 4 grandchildren, Chavondria Flott, Jay Ridgeway, Jayden Ridgeway, and Jaylen Ridgeway; 6 sisters, Karen Ridgeway, LaVerne (Brian) Cole, Nancy (Michael) Simmons, Lisa Ridgeway, Linda (Chris) Tibbs and Tasha Taylor; 3 brothers, Terry Harris, Darnell (Karen) Harris, and Daryl (Deborah) Harris; Tammy is also mourned by her uncles, aunts and a very “special” aunt, Gloria Scott and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and dear friends.
Tammy was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, John Ridgeway, Sr., and Ann Ridgeway; 2 nephews, Robert Ridgeway and DeAndri Ridgeway.
A Celebration of Her Life Service will be held on Friday, December 23, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. at Christian Valley Missionary Baptist Church, 2690 Argonne Drive, North Chicago, IL. Pastor Henry Woods, Sr., Officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Memorial Park Cemetery, Zion, IL. Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M.