September 23 1935 December 20 2019
Bettie Joyce Tatum September 23, 1935 – December 20, 2019 Share this obituary View/Sign Guestbook| Send Sympathy Card| Memorial Donation TATUM, BETTIE JOYCE – Of Flint Township, age 84, died Friday, December 20, 2019 surrounded by family. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2020 at South Flint Tabernacle, G-3450 South Saginaw Street, Bishop Robert E. Henson officiating. Visitation 2-8 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2020 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road. Mrs. Tatum will be at the church from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Daystar Childcare Center, PO BOX 7008 Flint, MI 48507. Bettie was born on September 23, 1935, daughter of the late George and Clorah (Ruff) Davenport. On December 23, 1953 she married Thomas “Velle” Tatum. Velle and Bettie farmed together in their early years. She was employed at Sears in the accounting department for over 25 years. Bettie was a volunteer at Daystar Childcare and enjoyed rocking the babies. She was also a bingo champion. Bettie was a faithful member of South Flint Tabernacle. Above all, she loved her God and dearly loved her family. Surviving are son, Thomas “Butch” (Meri) Tatum; daughter, Susan Penn; son-in-law, Jerry Vincent; grandchildren, Misti (Todd) Husted, Jay Vincent, Kandyce Davidson, Rachel (Jeff) Hall, Zachary Penn and Magen (Eddie)Dees; many great-grandchildren; siblings, Gerald (Linda) Davenport, Gilbert (Sandra) Davenport and Carol (Erwin) Curtis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas “Velle” Tatum; daughter, Cynthia Vincent; sister, Sharon Garrison and brother, Darrel Davenport. Print Obituary
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Bettie Joyce Tatum September 23 1935 December 20 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Flint, state: Michigan