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September 29, 1932 - December 15, 2019
Frances Myers Tatum, 87, died peacefully with her family beside her on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Houston, Texas. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Centuries Memorial Cemetery in Shreveport, Louisiana. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 21 at 10:00 a.m. at Westbury Baptist Church in Houston.
Frances was born in Castor, Louisiana on September 29, 1932. She was a graduate of Ruston High School and Louisiana Tech University. She taught four and five year olds for 10 years at Shreve City Baptist Church in Shreveport and for 24 years at Westbury Baptist Church Day School in Houston. Her primary calling and vocation was as a devoted mother and wife to her family. She loved to sew and cook and do ceramics, and enjoyed sharing those talents with other people. She was a faithful member of Westbury Baptist Church for over 40 years, serving in many different roles there, and was deeply connected to her Fellowship Sunday School class.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Grover Van Cleeve Myers and Chloteel Sutton Myers and her husband of 62 years, James Dalton Tatum. She is survived by daughter, Cindy Tatum and son David Tatum and his wife, Dorisanne Cooper, and their son, Frances’ grandson, Adam Cooper Tatum.