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603 South Center Street
STATESVILLE, NC 28677
Phone: (704) 873-3611
Fax: (704) 872-2589
Mary Tatum

Mary Tatum (Lofton)

Friday, April 1st, 1927 - Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
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Mrs. Walter Mary Lofton Tatum, Mae, as she was affectionately known, was born in Elbert County, Bowman, Georgia on April 1, 1927 and was the daughter of the late Julius Lofton and Sallie Huff. She departed this life on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Tatum was a member of Holsey Memorial CME Church, Mt. Calvary Holiness Church, and she was also a member of Mother Jerusalem Holiness Church. She attended the Iredell County Schools. Mae was self employed as a homemaker. Mae was married to the late Charlie Tatum.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Tatum; a brother, Leonard Loftin; two uncles, Dewey Lofton and Talmage Lofton; a grandson, Tracy Antonio Lofton; three aunts, Katie Lofton Swell, Mary Frances Lofton Singletary, and Roslie Lofton Rucker;a great grandson, Jeremy Phifer, and a son-in-law, George McCullough.

Mrs. Tatum leaves to cherish the memories of her life, two sons, Charles (Jocelyn) Tatum of Bronx, NY and Kevin Tatum of Statesville; one daughter, Kay Lofton McCullough, of Statesville; three grandchildren, Malik Hasan Mohammed of Statesville, LaKeisha Johnson of New York and Natasha Amina Tatum both of New York; seven great grandchildren, Erika Johnson, Brittany Westbury, Johnathan Westbury, all of Bronx, NY, Miles Andrew Tatum, Astarsheea Y. Turner, Kaylan Dawkins all of Statesville and Brandon Airey of Virginia; three great great grandchildren, Tay'Ahjah Turner, Zy'Kere Malik Mohammed and Saii'Kee Turner; one great great great grandchild, King Cherry, special cousins, Lois Maxwell (Turk) Turner and Dimple Hunter; caregivers, Tiffany Padilla, Stephanie Geter, and Amber Bianco, Frida Uribe- Pimectel.


Celebration of life service will be conducted Saturday, December 29, 2018, 1:00 pm, at Mt Calvary Holiness Church. The family will receive friends from 12:30-1:00 pm, at the church. Dr. Randy Minor, Phd, will officate and Reverend McCaskill will deliver the eulogy. Visit the book of memories for Mrs. Walter Mary Lofton Tatum at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham is serving the family of Mrs. Walter Mary Lofton Tatum.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 | 12:30pm - 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
    Location
    Mt. Calvary Apostolic Holiness Church
    Address
    1333 Harris Street
    STATESVILLE, NC 28677
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, December 29th, 2018 1:00pm
    Location
    Mt. Calvary Apostolic Holiness Church
    Address
    1333 Harris Street
    STATESVILLE, NC 28677
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Belmont Cemetery
    Address
    Greenbriar Road
    STATESVILLE, NC 28625
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I am so sorry for your loss. Losing someone you love is so difficult. No doubt there are many precious memories you can call to mind to share with family and friends, which can really prove to be comforting. Another source of comfort in found in the Scriptures, Isaiah 41:10 says, "Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness." How comforting to know that God is there for you especially at a time when you really need him. May the God of all comfort , comfort you as you go theough the days ahead. Once again, I am so sorry for your loss.
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