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Tami Dabney

Born on April 1, 1964. Part of the “Baby Boomers,” yes April Fools Day is the day Tami Dabney was born and she is the same age as the Civil Rights Movement. She is from the great state of North Carolina, Tarboro Edgecombe County, the County Seat. She was born to the late James and Maxine Harrell. Upon graduating from the Tarboro High School in 1982 She attends an Historical Black College, now known as Saint Augustine’s University, in Raleigh North Carolina. While there she met my husband Alexander Dabney and she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


She has two girls Kai and Kelli, one Son-n-law Jeff and two grandsons Noah and Carter. She has the best Bichon Frise ever, Penelope.


She moved to Maryland in 1989 worked for a few years in the field of Accounting until the company downsized. She then took a substitute position at a neighborhood high school and fell in love with education. She went back to school to obtain a Master’s Degree in Special Education from The George Washington University. As an educator, it has helped her NOT to judge but to really accept others for who they and for where they are in life and work with others with grace and care.


She is a “Southern Girl” living in a city world, but she loves it!  She has been in Maryland for 29 years and for the most part Maryland is home. When she was a little girl she always wanted more and wanted to live  where the street signs tell you when to cross the street (but you will hear more about that later)


She enjoys hanging with her family, friends, Sorors, having family/friend gathering at her house, while her hubby cooks out on the grill. The beach is her best retreat spot. She loves good red wine and going to wineries where you can sit outside and enjoy the mountain air and of course hang out with anyone who will join her. She loves good movies.


She is a Christian, a believer in Jesus Christ. One of her favorite scriptures is “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy. To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen Jude 24-25. It brings her peace knowing that he will not let her fall.

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