Mr. Louis William Tatum, age 92, of Mechanicsville, Virginia, passed on February 26, 2022 at McGuire Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia.
Mr. Tatum was born on September 7, 1929, in Virginia, to the late Willie Edward Tatum and Sarah Foster Tatum.
Mr. Tatum worked at Parker Oil Company for many years before retirement and bravely served his country in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Tatum is survived by his wife of 71 years, Virginia E. Tatum; daughter, Doris Tatum Belton; granddaughters, Sherry Steadman of South Carolina and Wendalyn Belton-Brown of Richmond; great-grandchildren, Michael, Johnathan, Caleb, and Lexie. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 1, from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Browning- Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA. The funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m., on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at the Browning- Duffer Funeral Home with Reverend Dewey Barker officiating. Interment will follow in the Ash Camp Memorial Cemetery in Keysville, VA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to St. Jude’s Research Hospital or the American Diabetes Association.
Browning- Duffer Funeral Service in Keysville, Virginia is respectfully serving the Tatum family.

Condolence Messages

  1. Katherine Newman Tatum

    28 February 2022 9 months ago

    All my condolences to all the family, what nice memories I have of Louis, He was a wonderful man that will be deeply missed.
    All My Love,
    Kathy

  2. Lena

    28 February 2022 9 months ago

    Praying for you Doris and Virginia and the rest of the family. Take comfort in knowing Louis is now singing with Jesus and no longer suffering.
    We love yall!
    Chuck, Lena, Chuckie and Jessie.

  3. Carol Eggleston/Street

    28 February 2022 9 months ago

    Virginia and Doris our thoughts and prayers are with you.. praying God’s comfort and care covering you and family….love you

  4. Terri Tatum

    28 February 2022 9 months ago

    Virginia and Doris, my prayers are with you. May the knowledge of knowing he is resting in peace without suffering or pain bring you some comfort. My heartfelt hugs to you both

  5. Linda and Butch Jackson

    01 March 2022 9 months ago

    Virginia, Doris and family. We are so sorry to hear of Louis’ passing. May you all find comfort in your beautiful memories of him.

  6. Barbara Hixson

    01 March 2022 9 months ago

    Virginia & Doris,
    So sorry for your loss, please accept my deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences.
    I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Barbara

  7. Tommy tatum

    01 March 2022 9 months ago

    Virginia and Doris, I’m sorry for your loss and that I can’t be there with you but thoughts and prayers will be. He was a great uncle and friend to me, “God bless you all.”

  8. Tommy tatum

    01 March 2022 9 months ago

    Virginia and Doris, I’m sorry for your loss and that I can’t be there with you but my thoughts and prayers will be. He was a great uncle and friend. God bless you all

  9. David Watts

    01 March 2022 9 months ago

    Mr. Lewis Tatum , I treasure his memory , bout the Finest man I ever knew , I truly feel heaven is celebrating ,

  10. Ann Logsdon

    01 March 2022 9 months ago

    Virginia and Doris, I’m am so sorry for the loss of Louis. I’m so thankful to have had the opportunity to have gotten together with y’all.

  11. Joyce Tatum Warble

    02 March 2022 9 months ago

    Love and heartfelt sympathy to Virginia and Doris and all the rest of the family as cousin Louis is laid to rest today. He leaves a wonderful legacy behind, along with beautiful memories that will remain forever. Will be thinking of you all today as those final good-byes are said. Love, Joyce and Ed

  12. Mary Freeze

    05 March 2022 9 months ago

    Doris and Virginia i was so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr Tatum. I will always remember his friendly face and his genuine smile. Prayers for the family and friends.

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