Buried Here – Tammi Terrell
Tammi was a Rhythm and Blues Singer born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1965, while singing onstage, she was noticed by Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, who promptly signed her. Tammi scored seven top 40 hits and her big break came in 1967, when she met Marvin Gaye and they recorded duets including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough“, “Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing” and “Your Precious Love.”
In the Fall of 1969, while she and Gaye were on stage at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, she collapsed into Marvin Gaye’s arms. She was later diagnosed with a brain tumor and two and a half years later, she died at Philadelphia’s Graduate Hospital at the age of 24.
She is buried here under her real name, Thomasina Montgomery.
Also Buried Here: Lawrence Lloyd Brown Sr.
Lawrence was a singer and longtime member of Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes who are best known for their hits “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” and “Wake Up Everybody“. Brown stayed with the Blue Notes after lead singer Teddy Pendergrass left in 1976 and the death of Harold Melvin in 1997. He continued to perform up until a few months before his death from a respiratory condition at the age of 63.
Mount Lawn Cemetery
84th St & Hook Rd
Sharon Hill, PA 190790