Justice Drake Tatum

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Justice Drake Tatum, age 3, of Green Forest, AR. died Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at his home. He was born April 6, 2005, in Springfield, Missouri.

Justice spent the first 6 months of his life struggling to survive at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. Although his prognosis was poor, he surpassed all expectations and miraculously overcame many challenges. Justice had a beautiful smile, loved playing and making noise with his toys. He was adopted at birth and was loved unconditionally by his family.

He is survived by his parents, Stephen Keith Tatum Jr. and Carrie Lynn Tatum of the home, brothers, Trae Tatum of Batesville, AR., Josh Sprague of the home, sister, Kemberley Deboer of the home, grandparents, Susan and Jose Flores of Louisiana,. Brenda Smith of Batesville, Stephen Tatum Sr., great-grandmother, Francis Wallace of Dyess, AR., aunts, Julie Blalack of Louisiana, Bobbie Brand of Green Forest, Sheri Hays of Texas, uncle Chip Blalack and wife Courtney of Clarendon, AR., and numerous great aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Celebration of Life will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 21, 2009, at Smith Family Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Roscoe Wade and Sue Stark officiating. Visitation will be 5-7PM, Friday, February 20, at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Zion Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made at First National Bank of Berryville.