VALE: Tracy Landers.
VALE: Tracy Landers. Contributed

Tracy Landers remembered for her strength and influence

A PROUD mother of four and a strong advocate for indigenous youth and families, Tracy Landers' influence permeated nearly every corner of Roma.

It was shown in the hundreds of people who poured out for her funeral service at All Saints church on Friday to pay their respects to an indomitable woman.

"In my speech, I spoke about how she was on many community boards, and was a member of many community groups as an advocate for her family and her people," Tracy's son Tallis Landers said.

"It was always something that she was well regarded for in the community, not to mention also her being a strong indigenous woman.

"When I would say to people 'Tracy Landers is my mother', they would remember her as the woman who worked at Rockman's, or the person who worked at Queensland Health, and very often you would find someone who had their own memories or special moments with mum."

Tracy Landers lost her battle with cancer on June 7, aged 53.

She will be remembered by her family for her unbreakable resolve, and the happiness she radiated.

"Mum did an extraordinary job in raising my siblings," Mr Landers said.

"It is a true testament to mum, when it sometimes wasn't the easiest circumstances for her, but it was a remarkable job that she did.

"For us as a family, she is irreplaceable, and the strength and determination she displayed was only possible for her to display.

"She always had her way and she was always very happy as a person - it would take a lot to try and wipe that smile from her face.

"Even in the last moments of our mother's life, she still did things of her own accord, and fought until the very end, which is something I know she prided herself on."

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