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Tami Vick Stone

Tami Vick Stone
January 19
07:59 2021

Tami Vick Stone passed away in Fort Worth, Texas, on Thursday, January 14, 2021. Her funeral service will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2021, in the Melton-Kitchens Chapel of Memories with Burt Atkins officiating. Her interment will be at Macedonia Cemetery under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home staff. The family will welcome friends for a visitation at the funeral home from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2021.

Tami Renee Vick was born in Breckenridge, Texas, on April 13, 1959, and was called up by an angel in heaven at the young age of 61. She was the most loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and Jugee. She had conviction in everything she did and did everything 100%. There was no halfway with her. She loved with her whole heart.

Tami lived in Breckenridge majority of her life and was a great athlete and cheerleader. She ran track, played volleyball and basketball and was a cheerleader her junior and senior year. She was also FFA sweetheart and class president her junior year. Tami graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1977.

Her true love was the cowboy way of life. From a very young age she was on horseback most days either working at the family ranch or competing in rodeos, horse shows, or rodeo queen competitions. She won numerous events where she won saddles, buckles, trophies, and ribbons.

She loved working cattle and running barrels. She had some great horses throughout her life. She attended Tarleton State University and was a part of the rodeo team. She passed that family tradition of ranching and rodeo down to her girls Micah and Marka, who still love that way of life today and are now passing it down to their children Channing, Chauncey, Kelton and Kylee.

Tami was a hairdresser for 25 years. She graduated from Ogle School of Hair Design in 1979. She was an excellent stylist with practically the whole town of Breckenridge as her clients. She loved her customers and worked day and night. She could talk and talk fast. She definitely had the gift of never meeting a stranger. She loved everyone and everyone loved her.

It was through a simple haircut and conversation she met her soul mate and husband, Phillip Stone. As the saying goes, it was love at first sight. They wed on November 3, 2000. Together they ran Philco Tubing Testers there in Breckenridge along with having Cross S Cattle Company on her family ranch. They had a blast during these years.

After selling Philco they lived in Carbon for a few years and then moved to Lipan, Texas, and bought an indoor arena they named Cross S Arena. They put on weekly barrel races and team ropings. They loved every minute of this and the great new friendships they made.

After Lipan they lived in Snyder, Texas, and Brock, Texas, for a while for Phillip’s job in the oilfield. Then in 2015 they moved to Desdemona, Texas. Phillip starting working for Pinnacle Cattle Development Center as a feedlot manager. This is a family business that Tami’s daughter Micah and son-in-law Brady started. They loved being here because the grandbabies were right there on the same property.

Anyone who knew Tami knew her grandbabies were the light of her life. Everyone who knew her knew all about them. There was not a day hardly that went by where two or more wasn’t at her house or her at theirs. She would always tell people “there’s nothing like the love you have for your grandchildren.” She loved them and was devoted to them like no other. She never missed one thing any of them did. She loved, loved watching them perform in rodeo, dance, T-ball, and basketball. She was the very best grandmother in the whole world.

Channing Raye Chandler (8), her oldest granddaughter, named her Jugee one day while toddling around behind her and that name stuck. After Channing, Jugee was blessed with her first grandson Kelton Floyd Lee Genz (7), followed by another grandson Chauncey Wade Chandler (6) and then another precious granddaughter named Kylee Nicole Genz (23 months).

Tami also loved going to church. She was a member of Highland Missionary Baptist Church in Dublin, Texas. She always said this was her happy place and felt so at peace there. She made beautiful friendships there and loved getting to know everyone.

Tami is preceded in death by her brother, Button Vick; grandfather, Charles Cook; grandmother, Louella Cook; grandfather, Floyd Vick; and grandmother, Maude Vick.

Tami is survived by her husband, Phillip Stone of Desdemona, Texas; sister, Pam Vick of Desdemona; daughters, Micah Chandler and husband Brady of Desdemona, and Marka Genz and husband Brad of Stephenville; nephews, Blaine Vick of Dublin and Blair Vick of Breckenridge; along with four beautiful grandbabies: Channing and Chauncey Chandler of Desdemona and Kelton and Kylee Genz of Stephenville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her honor can be made to her church, Highland Missionary Baptist Church, 14792 FM 2156, Dublin, TX 76446.

“May you go rest high on that mountain momma until we meet again someday!” We love you forever and always and even after that! And will miss you every single second of everyday! You were the glue, and we aren’t sure how to go on without you but we promise we will honor you all the days of our lives by continuing to tell the grandbabies about you every day! We will hold on to the precious memories we shared and never let go!

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