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Reginald Tatum

Reginald "Dee Dee" Tatum

Wednesday, July 21st, 1954 - Friday, May 14th, 2021
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Obituary

Mr. Reginald “Dee Dee” Tatum, 66, of Statesville, NC, passed away on May 14, 2021 at Gordon’s Hospice House in Statesville, NC following an extended illness. He was born in Iredell County July 21, 1954, and was the son of Annie Lee Miller Tatum and the late John Tatum.
He was a graduate of South Iredell High School and at an early age, he attended New Center Presbyterian Church and Logan Presbyterian Church. Prior to his retirement, he was employed by J. C. Penny for over 38 years. For over forty-nine years, he shared his life with Sheila Sturghill Tatum, and they’ve been married for over thirty-nine years. His hobbies included fishing, old school music, chocolate cake, being with family and friends and challenging his Mom with the daily crossword puzzles in the Newspaper.
He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, in addition to his wife, Sheila of the home; his children: Carlos (Jennifer Stokes) Sturghill, Travis Clark, Frankie (Nakia Little) Clark and Carmal Sturghill, all of Statesville; siblings, John Wayne Tatum, Benny Ray Tatum, and Donna Butler, all of Statesville, Gloria Tatum, Loretta Mitchell of Charlotte and Todd (Lynn) Tatum of Lebanon, VA; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Grimes Sturghill of Statesville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Kathy Grimes, Robin Sturghill, Gary (Gayle) Sturghill and Todd (Kimlee Dalton) Sturghill; grandchildren: Daisyah Sturghill, Aviaz Clark, Tacari Clark, Camiel Sturghill and Zavion Torrence; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, Statesville, NC. Bishop Wilford Walls will officiate. Members of the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., but will assemble at the residence at other times.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Tatum at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Tatum Family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 | 1:00pm - 1:30pm
    When
    Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm
    Location
    Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
    Address
    603 South Center Street
    Statesville, NC 28677
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  • Service

    Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 | 1:30pm
    When
    Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 1:30pm
    Location
    Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
    Address
    603 South Center Street
    Statesville, NC 28677
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Bishop Wilford Walls
  • Interment

    Location
    Belmont Cemetery
    Address
    Statesville, North Carolina

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Posted at 08:37am
From the Chaplain's office you all are in thoughts and prayers
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Willie Clark

Posted at 08:39pm
I will always cherish our talks over the phone. De De is a true friend and will be missed. May the Lord above keep the family strong. God bless you all. From Bonnie,Lewis, Phyllis,Missy,Donna,Joe,Jimmy, and Rod.
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Posted at 06:23pm
There are no words to express this lost. God is in control but my heart will still long for the day I can see you again. Tangie
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Diane ward

Posted at 03:24pm
HELLO SHEILA THIS IS PATRICIA AND DIANE.WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. YOU AND DEE DEE HAVE BEEN TOGETHER SINCE OR EARLY SCHOOL DAYS AND YOU BOTH TOOK YOUR VOW TO HEART FOR BETTER OR WORST IS WHAT TTHE BIBLE SAYS .YOUR JOB IS WELL DONE .WE LOVE YOU AND WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THE FAMILY'S
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Dale Bailey Brooks

Posted at 11:10pm
Dear Tatum Family,
It is with a heavy heart that we offer our love and support to all of you. We spent many years together at the airport where family and community were one. May God continue to bless you richly.
💞With love,
Mrs Bettye S Bailey and Family
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