Tamara (Phillips) Gonzalez

October 18, 1973 ~ January 20, 2021 (age 47)


Tamara was born October 18, 1973 to Patricia and John Phillips, Jr. She was the youngest of two children.

She soon moved to Portland from Detroit, Michigan, to live with her grandparents Willa and Fletcher Barber, where she attended Sabin Elementary and Ulysses S. Grant High School. As a child she joined Allen Temple C.M.E. Church and joined the youth choir. Because of her love for helping people, she attended C.N.A. classes and worked in various hospitals. She also attended cosmetology and hair classes. Because of her health - kidney failure - she soon started Dialysis. She would often say “I have a new job.” She was a role model to other patients. Tammi loved her family and friends. She is a role model to us all to remember to live your life no matter what life brings you!

Thank you Tammi!

You will always live in our hearts.

 Love, Auntie Jenny


Tamara, is survived by her father John Phillips, Jr and his wiife Jolly Phillips; sister, Yovanda Rochell Phillips; brother, Stesan Phillips; children, Debreana Dominique Shadea Royal, Christopher Alexander Royal, Dana Royal, Jr and Kolby Allen Ross; grand children; Carmelo Kion Royal, Naiyeli Goddess Lewis-Royal, Thalia Rose-Ross, Tjepkes, De'Angelo, Rey Ross, Tjepkes, Lyricnia Royal, Nalaya Red Sky Royal, Amaiyah Chanel Mayfield; one niece, Cheri Dalton, and a host of aunties, uncles, cousins and friends,

She was preceded in death by her mother, Patrica Ann Phillips; husband, Mosie Gonzalez; grandmother, Willa Phillips-Barber; grandfathers, John Aurther Phillips Sr and Fletcher Barber; uncle, Robert Phillips and daughter-in-law, Coreyona Denise Royale.

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Private Committal

Rose City Cemetery, Portland

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