Ellen Amelia Tatum Stewart

Published 6:48 pm Friday, December 3, 2021

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Mrs. Ellen Amelia Tatum Stewart passed away at the age of 80 on Nov. 27, 2021, at Morningside Assisted Living in Springfield, Tennessee.

Mrs. Stewart was born on Nov. 16, 1941, to the late William E. Tatum and Annie Lorene Guy Tatum and was a resident of Ashland City, Tennessee. 

She was a retired Registered Nurse having worked for the Tennessee Department of Public Health and retired from the Department of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt Hospital.  She loved her family very much and was extremely proud of her children’s accomplishments. Mrs. Stewart was Baptist by faith having accepted Jesus Christ as her savior in a baptism and was a member of First Baptist Church of Joelton, Tennessee.

  She loved her family, her pets, reading, collecting unique paraphernalia that attracted her attention, and talking with people, never meeting a stranger.

Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Iris Stewart Allen (Chuck) of Phoenix, Arizona; her son, Horace Tatum Stewart (Jobeth) and grandchildren Seth, Lydia, and Ginny of Ashland City, Tennessee;  Jack Stewart, father of her children, of Signal Mountain, Tennessee;  a brother, William E Tatum, Jr. (Carol); a niece. Jennifer Tatum Brown and her children Georgia, Cooper, and Brooke Patterson and Brooke’s father Jimmy Patterson; a nephew, William E. Tatum, III (Heather) and their children, Rhiley and Emmalee, all of LaGrange; as well as several cousins.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home at 208 Johnson St. in Hogansville, followed by a graveside service at 11 a.m. at Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Hogansville. Pastor Brad Thompson of Callaway Baptist Church will officiate.

Flowers or, if you so desire, a donation to the Dementia Society of America in her honor will be greatly appreciated.

Condolences may be expressed at www.mckibbenfuneralhome.com