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Jeanne Tatum

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Jeanne Parris Tatum


Jeanne Parris Tatum, 82, of Madison, Mississippi died on Friday, February 28, 2014 at Hospice Ministries. She was born on February 18, 1932 in Albertville, Alabama to Henry and Sara Parris. Jeanne graduated from Holtville High School in Holtville, Alabama. She moved to Mississippi in 1957, stayed home for years raising her five children, then sold real estate before becoming a right-of-way appraiser for the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Jeanne will be remembered by many for being an excellent bridge player, having an amazingly quick wit and being an affectionate and loving mom not only to her own children but to the many neighborhood kids, as well. Jeanne is preceded in death by her parents, her sons Skippy Tatum and Ken Tatum, and her brother James Parris. She is survived by her sons Scott Tatum (Sharon) and Patt Tatum (Lesley); daughter Sara Altmyer (Johnny); daughters-in-law Dori Tatum and Nancy Tatum; sisters Jo Parris and Eleta Parris. She is also survived by her grandchildren Michael, Denver,Justin, Ron, Katie, Maggie-Scott, Keeley, Steven, Kendall, Sally, Natalie, Paige and her great grandchildren Gage, Macy and Ann Marie. Jeanne's services will be held at St. Matthew's UMC in Madison on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 with visitation at 10:00 and the memorial service at 11:00. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Ministries, 450 Towne Center Boulevard, Ridgeland MS 39157.


Published in Clarion Ledger on Mar. 3, 2014
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