Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home

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Marie Wilson Tatum

December 8, 1929August 6, 2019

Marie Wilson Tatum, 89 of Axton, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at her residence. She was born in Axton (Boxwood), VA, December 8, 1929, to the late Danny Monroe Wilson, Jr. and Ora Minter Wilson.

She was a graduate of Axton High School and retired from Bassett-Walker Knitting Company. Marie was a member of Mount Calvary Pentecostal Holiness Church for 75 years where she served as Choir Director, Sunday School Teacher, Women’s Auxiliary President, Girls Auxiliary Sponsor, and in many other ministry capacities. After retirement, she worked at Mount Calvary Day Care and Academy for 16 years.

Marie is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Ronda Tatum Cousins and Roger of Axton; two sons and daughters-in-law: Garry Ross Tatum and Marti of State Road, NC and Steven Wilson Tatum and Kim of Ridgeway; one sister, Evelyn Herndon of Axton and one brother, Garland Ray Wilson and his wife Kay of Axton; nine grand-children, 14 great grand-children, and three great-great grand-children.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, William Ross “Billy” Tatum; granddaughter, Hannah Nicole Cousins of Axton; and three brothers, James Monroe Wilson, Walter Wilson, and Claude Lewis Wilson, all of Axton.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at Mount Calvary Church with Rev. Kenny Gunn and Rev. Jeff Lynch officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Burial Park.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the church and other times at the residence.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mount Calvary Church Building Fund, 350 A. L. Philpott Hwy., Axton, VA 24054.


  • Mt. Calvary Church Building Fund


  • Visitation Thursday, August 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 9, 2019
  • Interment Friday, August 9, 2019


Marie Wilson Tatum

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Carolyn Robertson Rodgers

August 9, 2019

You have my deepest sympathy. May GOD bless and comfort you all. In Christian Love, Carolyn Robertson Rodgers


August 8, 2019

Steve: I was so sorry to have read about your Mom's passing. I loved singing in the choir with her the brief time I attended Mt. Calvary. She was such a great lady and will surely be missed by family and church family. I also loved your Dad, Billy. I wish I were able to come tonight an pay my respects but my Pat is not well and I don't leave her much. Please pass on my condolence to your uncle, Garland. He has always been friendly to me, I suspect, because of my brother-in-law, Ron Poff. Sincerely, Hugh Poole


August 8, 2019

So sorry for your lost. Prayers!

Darryl Dudley

August 7, 2019

Garry, Marti and Family,
We were sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. We know she is with Jesus and loved ones gone on before.. Praying for all.

Darryl and Naomi Dudley