Mays said what makes Lovell worthy of the Index’s top honor is “her boundless energy and passion.”
Of the adage, “If you want something done, ask someone busy and they’ll get it done,” Mays said Lovell’s “the epitome of that.”
“She’s extremely, extremely passionate about making Mineral Wells the best it can be,” he said, but added, “She’s very humble.”
Taking on tasks to improve the community
Joy Garcia, a fellow member of First United Methodist Church, said she’s “a friend and fan of all Tammy’s many missions that she’s taken on.”
“I believe it was divine inspiration,” Garcia said of Lovell being tapped to take on the FUMC Food Pantry. She said Lovell said, “Oh, no, I can’t do this,” but added after she was “given the opportunity, she just blossomed.”
Characterizing her as a “sweetheart,” Garcia said Lovell doesn’t tend to say “No,” but gets the job done once she commits.
“She’s very organized and she just doesn’t let things go,” she said. “If she says she’s going to do something, she’ll do it. You don’t ever have to worry if it will happen or not.”
“I know she’s a spiritual woman. She looks to God for her strength and her guidance. And she’s excellent at getting other people to help her. She knows how to recruit and motivate people. That’s a great attribute of a a leader,” Garcia added. “By recruiting others, she’s able to get so much more accomplished.”
Garcia said Lovell doesn’t always have to be the leader and will help whenever and however.
“Whatever she’s involved in she doesn’t mind rolling her sleeves up and working as hard as the next person.
“She has a great support group in her family. Gary is amazing and her sons and daughters-in-law are always willing to help with whatever projects come along,” added Garcia.