Before Mother Tanksley was diagnosed with breast cancer, she served in the capacity of a LPN at Memorial Medical University for 20+ years. She was the loving and nurturing mother of 12 children. She was a devoted sister to her siblings, ensuring that all their needs were met. She was a God fearing woman and loved the Lord with all her heart as she served in many capacities within her church and community helping others in need. She was a member of the James Cleveland Gospel Music Workshop of America, the Savannah Community Choir singing praises and worshiping her Father which art in heaven. And after the diagnosed nothing change, because she never lost her praise!
Mother Tanksley is a big advocate for selfawareness and support. As a survivor or co-survivor she believes that it is equally important to support others, not only by reminding them to have their yearly checkup but go with them for that moral support.
“Breast cancer did not change me, but only strengthen my faith in God with a testimony for others, that God is still in the healing business, as we witness new miracles every day. To God be the Glory!”
She is a devoted and caring member of the Peaceful Zion Missionary Baptist Church and serves as the Sunday School Superintendent, President of the Trustee Board, President of the Choir and was recently ordained as the Mother of the Church. On Sunday, Oct. 14 at 5p.m., she will be the inspirational speaker at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure “Worship In Pink” services. This praise and worship service will be held at the Peaceful Zion Missionary Baptist Church located at 1416 Reynolds Street, East 31st and Reynolds Street in Savannah, Georgia. Rev. Robert H. Thorpe, Pastor – Rev. M. Craig Alston, Chairman Ministerial Staff.