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Jimmie Erline Tatum

November 7, 1938 — March 17, 2024

Flatonia

Jimmie Erline Tatum passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2024 at the age of 85.  She was born in Bonita, Louisianna on November 7, 1938 to Bryam Lee Madison and Oma Irene Green Madison.

Jimmie is preceded in death by her parents, daughter Pamela Strickland, sister Ina Bea Blackwell, and brothers George, Gary and James Mose Madison.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Ben Tatum of Flatonia, Tx and daughters Beckie Freytag (Gerald) of Witting, Tx and Brenda Ray (Lee Morris) of Flatonia, Tx; grandchildren Manda Stephenson (Paul ) of Austin, Tx, Dylan Freytag (Kati) of Idaho, Dale Freytag (Jessica) of Dripping Springs, Tx, Ryan Ray (Brittney) of LaGrange, Tx, Matt Ray (Carol) of Flatonia, Tx, Sarah Strickland of Colorado Springs, Co, Katelyn Harvey (Michael) of San Antonio, Tx; great grandchildren Emory Stephenson, Flynt Stephenson, Otis Freytag, Clive Freytag, Andy Freytag, Tatum Freytag, Bryce Freytag, Brayden Ray, Garrette Ray, Paislee Gunter, Cyrus Gandy and Michael Kenneth Harvey.

A visitation for Jimmie will be on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 starting at 9:00 AM followed by a funeral service at 11:00 AM at Smith Funeral Home, Flatonia, Tx.   Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Flatonia, Tx.

Attending as Pallbearers:  Paul Stephenson, Dylan Freytag, Dale Freytag, Ryan Ray, Matt Ray and Michael Harvey.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy can be shared with the family at www.smithfuneraltx.com

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Smith Funeral Home- Flatonia

128 E 5th St, Flatonia, TX 78941

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Smith Funeral Home- Flatonia

128 E 5th St, Flatonia, TX 78941

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Burial

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

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