Laurie Ann Tant

Laurie Ann Tant

Laurie Ann Tant
April 25, 1965 – March 18, 2023

GARNER – Laurie Ann Tant, age 57, transitioned from this life unexpectedly on Saturday, March 18, 2023.  She was born April 25, 1965 in Alamance Co. to the late Robert Bryant and Nancy Pearl Barnhardt Allen.  Although she was a Meteorologist at heart, Laurie spent her life taking care of others, working as a Nurse in Home Health.  She had several passions in life, including a love for music, beach getaways and spontaneous road trips but none amounting to the love and fond memories made with her children and grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her former spouse, Douglas Tant and beloved family dog, Maisy.

Funeral Service will be held 11:00AM Saturday, March 25, 2023, in the Chapel of Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory.  A Private Interment will take place.

She is survived by her children, Amanda Tant (wife, Stevi) of Zebulon and Jennifer Hunt (husband, William Scott Hunt IV) of Wendell; grandchildren, Laila Welch and William Scott Hunt V “Liam”; brother, Bryant Allen and sister-in-law, Carolyn French.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 7:30pm Friday, March 24, 2023, at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting memorial contributions at

Arrangements are entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell, NC 27591.


  • Roxanne Manning Posted March 20, 2023 10:06 pm

    Prayers for the family

  • Lisa Davenport Posted March 23, 2023 1:28 pm

    My heart goes out to the family during this time. This was a tragic loss. I loved Laurie – she was my friend. She was special not only for how she cared for others, how she worked so hard to care for my sister, but also for how she treasured the people close to her. I loved her sense of humor and no-nonsense, pratical outlook on life – she was always there if I needed someone to talk to, and she could make me laugh. She was genuine. For the near 6 months she was a part of our lives, she became part of the family. She will be missed. My thoughts are with her family, especially her 2 daughters, whom she cherished.

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