Tommie Jean Broome, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on June 23, 2023, in Vancleave, Mississippi, at the age of 87. She was fondly known as “Mama B”. She was born on October 10, 1935, in Sumrall, Mississippi, and spent her formative years picking cotton on her family farm.
Tommie became a resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast in the 1960s, where she settled in Vancleave for the last 20 years of her life. She traveled extensively alongside her husband during his Air Force Career before finding her way to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She dedicated many years of her life as a school crossing guard for the Ocean Springs and Vancleave school districts. Additionally, she worked at the cafeteria of Ocean Springs High School and Middle School. Tommie Jean's warm presence and dedication to her community will be deeply missed by her church family at Fort Bayou Family Church, where she had been a cherished member for the past 25 years.
In her leisure time, Tommie indulged in her hobbies and interests. She had a passion for crocheting and delighted in creating various items, from tablecloths to quilts and more, for her loved ones. As a dedicated housewife, mother, and grandmother, her family held a special place in her heart, and her love for her grandchildren knew no bounds.
Tommie was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jack E. Broome, and her parents, Robert "Bob" Graham and Evie Walker Graham.
She is survived by her children, James Robert Broome, David Dwayne Broome, and Jaqueline "Lynne" Broome; her grandchildren, Tray Broome (Carol Ann) and Chad Broome (Janie); her great-grandson, Jackson; and her sister, Carmen Broome.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Fort Bayou Family Church at 12125 Seaman Rd. Vancleave, MS. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM, also at the church. Reverend Larry Sanders will preside over the ceremony. The Riemann Family Funeral Home in West Jackson County is serving the Broome family.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to Fort Bayou Family Church in memory of Tommie Broome.