Burnsville— Tabatha “Tabby” Dawn Avis, 38, of Burnsville, Virginia passed away Monday, July 17, 2023, at Bath Community Hospital in Hot Springs, Virginia.

She was born April 5, 1985 in Hot Springs, Virginia, the daughter of Rodney Lee Avis of Hot Springs, Virginia and the late Mary Elizabeth Gwin Avis.

Tabby worked at Ft. Lewis Lodge for many years as a cook and in the housekeeping department.

She was a loving daughter, mother, sister, and friend. She enjoyed volunteering at the Wings and Wheels show. She was a very active mother and always wanted to be involved with her children. She was a member of the Burnsville Methodist Church. She enjoyed raising her chickens and dogs.

In addition to her father Rodney and “bonus parents”, Wes & Debbie Roberts, she is survived by “the one she loved to hate the most” Jayme Westley Roberts of Burnsville; two children, Easton James “Easy” Roberts and Dalton Coy “Dcoy” Roberts both of Burnsville; a brother, Gaje Stephen Thomas of San Antonio, Texas; three sisters, April Dawn Thomas of Hot Springs, Elizabeth Keyser & husband Charles & their son Tatum “Bugbug” of Hot Springs, Shelly Roberts & husband Ray Huffman of Burnsville; special friends, Heather Ryder of Hot Springs and James Brinkley of Millboro, Virginia; several nieces, nephews, & cousins.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 23, 2023, at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Gram officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home to help with the final expenses. Please mail checks to P.O. Box 1112, Hot Springs, Virginia 24445, or call 540-839-2961 for a credit card payment.







  1. So sorry to hear about your loss Jamie Liz and family prayers for you all

  2. Diesel and family so sorry for your loss. Prayers.

    • Jehovah Shalom I ask you to hold this family tight. Help them navigate through their journey of grief and healing. In Jesus Name.
      Lots of love and prayers to everyone! ❤️‍

  3. So very sorry for your loss. Prayers

  4. Sorry to hear this. God be with all of family and friends.

  5. A very sweet person gone so so soon. Until we meet again. Love always, Kay.

    • I know I’ll see you again in Heaven, so this isn’t goodbye it’s I’ll see you again my dear friend ❤️ Until then I’ll be missing you.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Tabby may she fly with the angels. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    • Tabby was such a beautiful soul. Watching her grow up was a blessing. Prayers to all. So heartbreaking

  7. There are no words to express the sadness of Tabby’s passing. Her smile and beautiful soul will never be forgotten! Until we meet again our friend.


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