Karen Sue Tatum, 64, of Fremont, OH passed away on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Bethesda Care Center. She was born on July 25, 1950 in Lima, OH, the daughter of Fred Lee Jones and Marzetta (Cousin) Dinkins. She was a graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School.
Karen married Archie Lee Tatum in 1988 and he preceded her in death on April 11, 1995.
She was employed at Quality Farm and Fleet. Karen recently dedicated her life to Jehovah’s Witness. She was an avid Bible reader and enjoyed cooking, fishing and music.
Karen is survived by her children, Jena (Jerry) Haralson, Columbus, OH, Jodi Jones, Reynoldsburg, OH and Ali Leon Tatum, Sr. of Ohio; mother, Marzetta Dinkins, Fremont, OH; siblings, Fred (Carol) Jones, Jr., Springfield, OH, Janene Peters, Fremont, OH, Sandra Burrell, Philadelphia, PA, Jeffrey (Debra) Jones, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Deanne Headon, New Kensington, PA, Linda Hardy, Sun Rise, FL, Kimberly (Mike) Price and Illana (Earl) Jackson, both of Fremont, OH; grandchildren, Brandon, Jasmine, Jim “Dean”, Antwan and Justin Jones, Courtney Yancey Jones, Chelsea Jones, Taylor Yancey Jones, Khai Haralson, Tatum Jones, Jerryd “Pistol” Haralson, Ali Tatum, Jr.; fourteen great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Fred Lee Jones; husband, Archie Lee Tatum; step-daughter, Shirley Clark; grandfather, Roy Cousin and many aunts and uncles.
Life like a mist, appears for just a day then disappears tomorrow, All that we are can quickly fade away, replaced with tears and sorrow. If a man should die, can he live again? Hear the promise God has made. Friends of our God, though they may pass away, Will never be forsaken. All those asleep who in God’s memory stay, From death he will awaken. Then we’ll come to see all that life can be, paradise eternally…He will call, the dead will answer, they shall live at his command, for he will have a longing, for the works of his own hand. So have faith, and do not wonder, for our God can make us stand, and we shall live forever, as the work of his own hand…Job 14:13-15
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