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
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