Sallye Jeanine Tankersley

February 8, 1939 - October 19, 2023
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers
6025 82nd Street
Lubbock, TX 79424
Saturday 10/21, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sallye was born February 8, 1939 to Wilbur and Della McLean Lemon in Lubbock, TX. She met the love of her life, Joel Tankersley, while attending Texas Tech University and they were married on June 11, 1960. Sallye was a loving wife, devoted mother of three, and mentor to many over the next 63 years. Continue Reading

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Jo Linda Cruz left a message on November 4, 2023:
My condolences to Krista and her family. Your mother was a wonderful person & gained her wings. Prayers for strength and comfort. Jo Linda Munoz Cruz
ERIC MCDONALD left a message on October 23, 2023:
What a beautiful soul. Sallye was an extra mom to me as she always had food and goodies for Dean, Jeff and me to munch on after school. Countless games of pool, D&D and football at their home. She will be missed... love, Eric
Fred Weaver left a message on October 21, 2023:
Joel and family, my condolences. Sallye was one of the classiest people I have ever known. What a legacy she leaves.
Your friends at Hylant left a message on October 21, 2023:
You have our deepest sympathy. Our love and support are with you.
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Richard Patzig left a message on October 20, 2023:
She left an empty spot in our lives. Last time I visited the Tankersleys, she baked her secret Chocolate Chip, walnut cookies for me. I know she did these things for others also.
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Nathan Carolyn Boardman left a message on October 20, 2023:
So sorry to hear this. She was a sweet friend
Dale M Johnson left a message on October 20, 2023:
Being born and raised withing a few miles of each other, Sallye and I were life-long friends. I remember her most as a classmate at Cooper (Lubbock) school. She was smart, attractive, social, and devoted Christian--always wearing a smile. I have nothing but good memories of this fine lady. I'm sure she'll be missed by family members, friends and all who knew her. May she rest in peace.
Judy Mattox left a message on October 20, 2023:
Sallye was a friend of my sisters, Ann Workman, from 1st grade to freshman year. Our family the Workmans moved in 1950 from Woodrow to Plainview. I think Sallye was in Ann n's wedding. Sallye wanted Ann to spend the night with her probably 1st grade. My mother didn't know Wilbur & Della so mother went to the Lemon's house to meet them. Then it was ok for Ann to spend the night. So sorry for your loss.
Tommie Joe Richardson left a message on October 20, 2023:
I grew on our our family (the RICHARDSON’s) farm, next to the Lemons. All of that time and people are gone now, but the smile and friendliness of Sallye is a strong memory. She was older than me, but her image of a ‘nice person is still very large. Bless her family.
Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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