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Olivia Tatum

December 14, 1972 — October 9, 2018

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for Olivia Richard Tatum, 45, who passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

After many years of bravely and strongly battling, Olivia lost her fight, passing peacefully in her sleep.  Olivia most enjoyed spending time with her family, and the light of her life were her four grandchildren.  Always remember when you stub your toe she is laughing her butt off.

Those left to cherish her memories are her husband, Jerry Tatum;  her father, Tommy Richard (Rachel Richard);  her grandmother Dorothy Nolan;  two daughters, Kelsey Richard (Austin Goings) and Senika Free (Justin Free);  her brother Jason Richard (Kristy Richard);  four grandchildren, Ava Goings, Joshton Free, Teyton Free, and Rayne Free;  her nephew Nathan Richard (Karli Rogers);  her niece Caitlin Richard;  and many more family and friends.

Those there to welcome her Home are her mother, Kathy N. Richard;  her brother Jonathan W. Richard;  her paternal grandparents, Melba and Percy Richard;  her maternal grandfather, James B. Nolan;  and her mother and father-in-law, Faye and Jack Tatum.

Walters Funeral Home, (337) 706-8941, 2424 North University Avenue in Lafayette, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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