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Lana Jean “Shot” Tabb
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Lana Jean “Shot” Tabb passed away on Tuesday, May 3, in Gloucester, Virginia leaving a rich legacy of generosity, compassion, courage, love and humor.


Lana was born in Aurora, Illinois and attended MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University) earning a degree in Sociology & Economics and serving as a class officer each year. Her career was focused on serving the community through her work on Mayor Richard J. Daley’s Community Improvement Advisory Committee and with the JFK Foundation starting a pilot program for educational and trainable adults in Chicago Illinois. She also started medical social services departments in Florida hospitals, ran her own contract furnishings company and served as an Independent Judiciary Professional in Virginia. She met and married the love of her life the late Waller Crockett Tabb in Lakeland, Florida and eventually moved to his family home in Virginia.


They enjoyed a life full of family, friends and shared hobbies including sailing, skiing, scuba diving and piloting their private plane. During her own battle with breast cancer, Lana wrote a series of articles titled “Battling Cancer with Faith, Hope and Humor” to share her experiences with others facing cancer. She shared her hope, faith, contagious laughter and brilliant storytelling with everyone she met.


Lana is survived by her stepchildren Waller C. Tabb Jr. (Mary), Rev. Stewart Tabb (Bill Hall), and John Tabb (Sherri) along with her step-grandchildren and her siblings Janis Mason, Janet Plum, Nancy McNeill (John) and Monty Williams (June).


A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at Ware Episcopal Church by the Rev. Scott Parnell. Memorial donations may be made to Ware Episcopal Church, 7825 John Clayton Memorial Highway, Gloucester, Virginia 23061, Middle Tennessee


State University Foundation c/o Director of Development, Box 109, Wood Stegall Center, 1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37132 (to fund the Lana Plum Tabb Scholarship), United Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 2421, Huntington, NY 11743.


Andrews Funeral Home & Crematory of Gloucester, Va. is in charge of arrangements.


Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 8, 2022