Tommie Joann Gatlin stanford
Tommie Joann (Gatlin) Stanford was born Mother's Day - May 10th, 1931 - to Thomas James Gatlin and Willie Myrtle Simmons, and she passed away on October 28th, 2020 after 89 years of a life well lived. Named after her father, she was a beautiful child whose photograph won First Place out of over 100,000 photographic entries in the Sears & Roebuck National Baby Contest in 1934, the beauty of her childhood extended throughout her long life. Mama was beautiful, inside and out. Born in Odessa, Joann lived her first years of life and attended first grade in Goldsmith, Texas until her family moved into Odessa where she obtained the rest of her education. She was a Bronchette and 1948...