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Beverly Sue Tatum Cumberland
(June 25, 1951 – December 2, 2022)

Beverly Sue Tatum Cumberland, 71 of Mendenhall, Mississippi passed away from her earthly home to her heavenly home on Friday, December 2, 2022, at Magee General Hospital in Magee, Mississippi. She was born Monday, June 25, 1951, in Leake County, Mississippi.

A memorial service will be held by her family at a later date.  Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee is in charge of arrangements. 601-849-5031

Mrs. Sue was a member of D’Lo United Methodist Church in D’Lo, Mississippi.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchild and most of all taking them to church.  She will be greatly missed by all of her loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Olen “H.O.” Tatum; mother, Mary Dennis Tatum;  brothers, J.D. Tatum and Ronald Tatum; sisters, Mary Ferguson, Wynona Peoples, Jimmie Kay Sistrunk, and Dean Sylvester.

Survivors include her loving children, Jerry  Lee Gilbert, Jr. (Angie) of Florence, MS, and Sandra Gilbert Bunyard of Mendenhall, MS; three grandchildren, Justin Lee Gilbert of D Lo, MS, Brandon Lee Gilbert of Mendenhall, MS, and Kala Paige Bunyard of Morton, MS; three great-grandchildren, Aubrie Lynn Gilbert of GA, Aria Boyer of Morton, MS, Serenity Ward of GA; four sisters, Barbara Kemp (Pat) of Goshen Springs, MS, Retta Culberson of Pelahatchie, MS, Sandra Lofton (Larry) of Prentiss, MS, and Carolyn Tew of Pearl, MS; and a host of other family members and friends.

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