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Sunday, 03 January 2021 19:29

Marion McMullin Tatum

Tatum, Marion McMullin passed away, January 1, 2021. Born September 21, 1928 in Petersburg, VA to Leonard Aubry and Pearl Beazley McMullin. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Rev. William P. Tatum, Jr., her parents and siblings, Emily Schultz Dunlap, Norman McMullin, and Pearl Roper McMullin. She is survived by her four children, Patricia Poythress (Neil), William P. Tatum, III (Arlene), Jeanette Woodfin (Joe), and Marion Fauver (Dicky). She was a beloved grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She lived her life as a testimony to God, serving diligently with her husband in many churches throughout the United Methodist Conference of Virginia. God was always first in her life. Her sincere, spiritual kindness drew many people to her and closer to God. Part of her spiritual journey included participating in a "Walk to Emmaus", as a pilgrim. It strengthened her personal relationship with Jesus Christ as God's grace and love was revealed to her through other believers. She will be loved and missed by all who knew her. We celebrate her new life now residing with Jesus, as we know she had the best New Year ever. Services to be held at Williams Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, VA on Thursday, January 7, 2021 @ 3:00 PM with Rev. Michael H. Browder officiating. Visitation to be held one hour prior to the service. Interment at Olive Branch United Methodist Church, Gasburg, VA at the conclusion of service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Olive Branch United Methodist Church, PO Box 65, Gasburg, VA 23857. Condolences may be expressed at www.williamsfuneralhomeva.com.
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  • Comment Link Nicole L Clary-Lomerson Friday, 22 January 2021 11:17 posted by Nicole L Clary-Lomerson

    A truly beautiful soul. When I was growing up in OBUMC, she always had a smile and a kind word. She spent time at my grandparent's house visiting. Over the years after moving, I thought of her often. Rest in peace.

  • Comment Link Sue Hilt Thursday, 07 January 2021 13:27 posted by Sue Hilt

    I loved Marion Tatum and was so sorry to hear of her loss. She was one of the sweetest woman in this world. She loved children and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be missed greatly. I can just vision her in heaven having a talk with our Lord. It brings a smile to my face. God bless her family during this difficult time.

  • Comment Link Susan T. Lynch Wednesday, 06 January 2021 00:22 posted by Susan T. Lynch

    I met Marion during the years my late husband, Rev. Al Lynch was appointed to the South Brunswick Charge. She was a blessing to both of us. I thank God for her friendship to our family

  • Comment Link Tina Wells Tuesday, 05 January 2021 14:03 posted by Tina Wells

    Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss. May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time. My heart goes out to you all. Grandma Tatum was such a sweet, sweet person.

  • Comment Link Sandra Stephenson Monday, 04 January 2021 23:54 posted by Sandra Stephenson

    It's with great sadness to learn of Mrs Tatum's passing. When I was a little girl Preacher Tatum was the minister at Olive branch. I dont remember much about those earlier years but as years passed by and Mrs Tatum would make her way back to Gasburg after Mr Tatum's death. That's when I really got to know her and loved to listen to her teach Sunday school or preach if the pastor was away. She was the most kind hearted lady and loved everyone she would meet. She was always doing something nice for others in all the time I knew her. She and my mother ( Ruth Wall) were good friends and shared a deep love for Olive Branch Church. After Mrs Tatum got sick and moved to Marion Jean's home I thought about her often. I'm not sure but maybe at AB's funeral I asked about her then. Our family thought a lot of Mrs Tatum. She is now rejoicing in Heaven and I know she is happy to be at her eternal home.

  • Comment Link Debbie Hendricks Monday, 04 January 2021 16:59 posted by Debbie Hendricks

    I'm so very sorry for your loss . Keeping everyone in my prayers !

  • Comment Link Alisha Wright Devon Monday, 04 January 2021 15:10 posted by Alisha Wright Devon

    I was not privileged enough to know her but what I have been told I would have been very privileged to have been able to meet her and learn from her. My prayers are with the beautiful family.

  • Comment Link Nancy Jones Prince Monday, 04 January 2021 07:09 posted by Nancy Jones Prince

    I remember Mrs. Tatum when Rev. Tatum served Tabernacle Methodist. She was a kind, sincere, supportive woman and was respected by all. May beautiful memories comfort her family and those who loved her.

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