Tamara Lynn Dillon or better known as “Wormy” was brought into this world May 12, 1976 in Danville, IL. She was the daughter of James H. and Kathy M. Dillon, who loved her dearly. Tamara was known her entire life for her contagious laugh and smile, she lit up every room she walked into and could make anyone laugh with her witty jokes. She was the definition of compassion, and her soul radiated love. She was pure sunshine in human form.
Tamara dedicated her life to taking care of her family but her world revolved around raising her two adoring sons, Zachery James Dillon and Noah Thomas Dillon. No matter what she did or where she went the boys were always by her side. You could normally find them at their favorite spots like Forrest Glenn, Kickapoo or just driving down the country roads listening to their favorite music, like Reba McEntire. She loved her boys with her entire being and was the best Mother to them.
You could often find Tamara with a pen and notebook, doing what she did best, which was write poetry and books. She had numerous books published, as well as being the winner of multiple poetry marathons. If she wasn’t writing or reading, she was out taking pictures, crafting, cooking, or loving on her kitties. She made the BEST peanut butter cookies and manicotti. Tamara loved to watch movies, and she could quote her favorites word for word; Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and Lord of the Rings were some of the ones at the top of her list. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and could tell you every player on the roster, as well as what they probably ate for breakfast. We can’t forget her adoration for horses either, she dreamed of having her own horse one day.
Tamara departed this life surrounded by her loving family, September 8, 2021. The night she left this earth the heavens cried and the most yellow sunset filled the sky. Tamara was a one in a million person and her memory will live on forever in the hearts of the ones who loved and cherished her dearly. She is now the twinkle in the night sky, the fall wind blowing through our hair, the butterflies that flutter through the air, and the sunflowers that bloom to face the shining sun.
She is preceded in death by her father James Dillon, sister Tanya Dillon, Grandpa Chuck Kemph.
She leaves behind an enormous family who will miss her sorely. Her best friend and mother, Kathy M. Dillon. Tamara was lucky to have three sisters Dawn (Dane) Severado of Danville, IL, Tawana (Danny) Edwards of Danville, IL and Tanya Dillon. Tamara had many nieces and nephews whom were so special to her, Josh (Tracy) Edwards, Felisha (John) Hale, Alexis (Max) Haun, Aaron (Shylee) Haun as well as her great nieces and nephews Arianna, Christopher, Vann, Alijah, Mckenna, Kadence, August, Silas, Xander and Kyah. One of Wormys favorite things to do was take care of her great nieces and nephews, you could often find her making crafts with them or reading to them. She has many surviving aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends whom she loved.
When all seemed lost and my world crumbled, I heard your voice in my ear “I believe in you” When doubt fills my soul and I can’t carry on, I feel your hand in mine “I believe in you”
When I miss you most and my heart breaks more, I see your smile again “I believe in you”
When it all feels too much weight of the world, I know you’re there by me “I believe in you”
Missing you by Tamara Lynn Dillon, 2019
There are no words to express the sadness our family feels over the loss of our dear Wormy. We love you forever and ever. Farewell for now, until we meet again. Rest easy our beautiful angel.
A celebration of Wormy’s life is pending and will be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the family to help with the care of her two sons.
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