Thomas Bert "Tom" Bateman
1932 - 2021
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Thomas Bert Bateman (Tom) passed away in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on January 10, 2021. He was born in Mobile, Alabama on August 1, 1932 to Roberta Magee and Thomas McCauley Bateman. He was a United States Marine Corps combat veteran of the Korean Conflict. He graduated with a BS from Louisiana State University and a MBA from Centenary College of Louisiana. He pursued a successful banking career serving as Presidents of the First National Bank of Mansfield and of the Britton & Koontz National Bank in Natchez, Mississippi, then retiring from a high level position with the FDIC. He was active at Trinity Episcopal Church serving as a lay reader and usher, in the Delta Kappa Epsilon (Dekes) Alumni Association and Marine Corps League. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Berry Graham Bateman, his daughter, Graham Bateman Ohmstede (Axel) and son, Thomas McCauley Bateman II (Sandra), his grandchildren, Katherine Elizabeth Bateman, Mary Margaret Bateman, Lindsey Victoria Ohmstede and his beloved companion dog, T-Man. He is survived by his brother, John H. Bateman (Sissy), his close cousin, Judge Frank Foil (Judy), his brother-in-law, Mark Graham (Darlene) and his nieces and nephews: Aimee Elise Bateman Lewis (Holden), William Brian Magee Bateman (Wendy), Kristin Leigh Graham and Eric Michael Graham (Caroline). Service is postponed due to COVID-19. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 3552 Morning Glory Ave., Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808 (

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Published in The Advocate from Jan. 13 to Jan. 17, 2021.
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January 16, 2021
Tom was a lovely person and good friend. Kai's and my hearts go out to Berry and family at this difficult time.
Francine Midboe
January 15, 2021
We are very sorry for the passing of Mr. Tom. Always a smile and his quick wit will be missed at the Secret Santa Party's at Will & Aniece's house. Thoughts and prayers to Ms Berry, family and friends.
Monica & John
January 15, 2021
Tom, it was my good fortune to have known you, even if it was for just a few years. While our time together was short, your impact on me will be everlasting. Thank you so much for being my friend.

Will G.
Will Galloway
January 15, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Nancy and Frank
January 15, 2021
I want to take this means to offer my sympathy to the family of Tom Bateman. I worked with him at the Bank of Jackson, Jackson, LA in the late 1960s. He was very instrumental in having the new Bank of Jackson building built. May God bless each of you during your time of grief.
Sylvia N. Harrell
January 14, 2021
Dear Berry,
I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I send you and all your family my sincere sympathy.
Ella Bourgeois
Ella Bourgeois
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