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BIRMINGHAM — Tamsen Walker Benson, 77, went fully into the presence of the Lord on July 17, 2021, at her home. She was born September 21, 1943, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Tammy was an accomplished professional pianist, and she had a real passion for her piano students who learned the fine art of music from her for decades. Many of her students were awarded high honors and college scholarships because of her investment in them. Tammy was a nationally certified member of the National Music Teachers Association, Tennessee Music Teachers Association, and Chattanooga Music Teachers Association. She held many offices in these professional organizations over the years and was highly respected by her students and colleagues. In addition to her love of music, Tammy loved to study the Bible. She taught Precept Bible studies until this last Tuesday, when she led her "Porch Ladies" Bible study group just prior to her death. Tammy served in many churches as pianist and was a member of the Greystone Campus of Church of the Highlands in Birmingham. Early on, Tammy was a Navy wife to her husband Paul, and they were married 57 years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jule and Helen Walker, her brother Tony Walker, and her son, Stephen Paul Benson (Patty). She is survived by her husband Paul Eugene Benson, son Matthew Anthony Benson (Stacey), daughter Brooke Amiee Benson, and her grandchildren: Andrew, Landon (Kayla), Ryan (Amberlyn), Laura, Tristan, Ravyn (Micah), Evan, Tennyson, and Autumn. A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 19, 2021, at 2:00pm, at the Williamson Cemetery, Blount County, TN. A memorial service to celebrate Tammy's life will be held Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at the Grants Mill Campus of Church of the Highlands in the Chapel. The family will receive friends at 10:00am, and the service will be held at 11:00am.

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