Tonya Latham-Tatum

Tonya Latham Tatum Newspaper Photo

Tonya Latham-Tatum, age 50. Sunrise January 6, 1971 and Sunset November 23, 2021.

Visitation 10:00 AM and Funeral Service 11:00 AM Tuesday, December  7, 2021 at New Birth Christian Ministries, 3475 Refugee Rd.

Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston  Ave.

Please keep the family in your prayers as they write Tonya’s obituary.

Condolence Messages

  1. I’ve known Tonya since ninth grade at East High School. She never let the opinions of others hold her back. She set and defined her own standard of what beauty truly means. Even back then, her shoe game was tight! More recently, I’ve seen her be an inspiration and mentor to young ladies at New Birth Christian Ministries. I’ve never seen Tonya without a smile, kind word, or warm embrace. She epitomized confidence and grace. Her smile and laughter will truly be missed. Prayers of comfort to all her family, friends, and loved ones.

    Rest well, dear lady.

    • Helen this is from Valeria carol flowers sister I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter may the lord give you comfort at this difficult time my prayers are with you and your family stay strong

    • That shoe game was off the hook. She dresses her butt off. One thing for sure 2 things for certain she kept that hair up. She was all about her appearance. And she kept GOD in her life. waht a beautiful spirit.One thing I knew about Miss Tonya she loved her family dearly. She will be missed by me and my family. Can’t believe it. WOW. LOST for words. A really good person I met years ago,

  2. Natusha Britton & Family

    Our condolences to the entire family we love you all and we’re praying strength and peace and continued blessings with precious memories of beautiful awesome amazing guardian angel love Sis

  3. Julian and Carol Goode

    My family is so saddened by the passing of Tonya, who we affectionately know and love as Toni. Toni and family lived next door to my wife’s family on Maryland Ave when we started dating in 1974. Toni was a little thing then and she just loved to dance and we loved watching her and clapping/shouting!! She was so proud. She remained a good friend thru the years as she became a mother to Kajuan and Deb, then marrying and becoming First Lady of her church. She was always joyful and positive whenever we met. Surely, Tonya (Toni) earned her heavenly wings and suffers no more. Our hearts are with her family and many friends. Rest in Heaven, Toni!

  4. Rebecca Sampson

    My mother was so beautiful and .She loved God and her family!! 16 years her and Bishop James Tatum who I call pops adopted me into their family. When church was at their house with two members I was there when I had all 6 kids they were there. A marriage so solid and beautiful! Their children are so beautiful just like them. Saddened isn’t the right word devestated isn’t either torn and more. I love you mommy as a spiritual mother and more I am broken into parts but I know you are with God ❤️

  5. Tonya Tonya… best friend/ sis. We have known each other for a very long time. I met you when Sharon invited me to a jewelry party, an so happen she invited you as well. As after that we both clicked… I mean Sharon was in the room talking jewelry an we left to go in the lobby to find subway on the table. Boy did we slam an didn’t care. We laughed an everything an after that we became friends. You was such a funny, sweet, church lady that I truly loved. Your energy was always high an that’s why I considered you my favorite sis. You will be missed by many especially me. Get your rest sis cause I know you are having a good time up there in heaven. I love you!!!

    David Lyons

  6. To be absent from the body means you are present with God and we know that Toni is with God. She will be missed.

  7. I Been Tonya since she was about 4 years old I was always close to her brother and I can remember always calling her little Harley and she will say that’s not my name and I would laugh and rub her across the top of her head. This is so sad and she will always be a part of the Eastgate family in my prayers and go out to her family and certainly with her brother who is a dear friend She will be truly missed much love Andre Travis BKA as Kool-Aid!

    • I am saddened to hear of Ms. Toni passing. Her spirit was so always joyful. A hug, a kiss, and a smile. So supportive of many Church activities, including Plants to Pillars where me and my daughter were introduced to her laughter and amazing personality. We will kiss her. My family is so sorry for your loss.
      Kelle & Kennedi Craighead

  8. My deepest condolences to the family. Tonya , Mann we been down since elementary, I remember us skating in the basement at Grandma’s house and making up dances and cheers for the homes. Eastgate for life, love you Sister , cuz we family!!! ❤❤❤

  9. Tonya has been my bestie since elementary going I to middle school. I remember roller skating ING in the basement of her home@, sleeping over on the weekends and ordering pizzas. The thing I loved about her was her beautiful soul and the fact that she never changed throughout all of these years. I love you sis and you will truly be missed especially your beautiful smile. You were just here for me just a year ago with the loss if my grandson now your gone. Until we meet again sis FOREVER IN MY HEART.

    • mrs Tonya was a very sweet lady she always treated me nice she will truly be missed an my goes out to the Tatum family an the Latham family

  10. Dear Family, I am mourning with you.we have indeed lost an earthly body, the love and inspiration that she shared is ours to cherish. I thank God for her life.SOAR ON Tonya!!!

  11. Leondra Cummings

    Tony Tony beautiful one inside and out! Your makeup was always on Fleek!!! You made looking beautiful look easy!! You are certainly missed!!

  12. Can’t believe she’s not with us she was faithful to god

  13. Sorry for your lost my condolences to the family.

  14. May God Bless and keep your family at this time

  15. Pastor Wm.-Amanze M . & Deborah E. Pinckney

    Prayers and condolences to the the family at this time. May God continue to bless and keep each of you with His unfailing love.

  16. Bishop James E. Tatum Sr.

    Tonya was formerly married to Bishop James E. Tatum Sr. Together they were blessed with four beautiful children KaJuan Latham, Jasmine Page Barnett, Devanie Latham, James E. Tatum Jr.; two adopted daughters Siquitta Williams and Antonet Mims and a host of adopted and spiritual children whom they loved as their own.
    She Co-Pastored The Way The Truth and The Life Church where she carried the gospel to those who were lost and helped many find their way to God. It was through this ministry she birthed the Women’s Healing Circle which was a ministry where women found healing, love and forgiveness. She was a powerful woman of God who loved God’s people with her whole heart. Even in the midst of adversity she never wavered in her faith in God. In her daily conversation you would hear her saying “Jesus or the blood” like only she could say it! Tonya touched the lives of the people around her with her smile, laughter and more importantly her prophetic voice.

  17. Sending my condolences & prayers u all way.

  18. Condolences and Prayers to you the Latham-Tatum family!

  19. Erica & Ernie McCoy

    My deepest condolences to you and the family. Praying the Lord comforts your heart, mind, body and soul. Praying that he restores and mends your broken heart.

  20. Our deepest prayers are with Lady Tonya’s children, grandchildren, and Bishop Tatum. We were members back on Fairwood and Livingston in Columbus, Ohio. God used them to help shape my life as a young believer through the power of God. I will forever be grateful. Lady Tonya was just that a lady and the sweetest and most down to earth. I know this hurt so many but know that God is with you all and will never leave you or forsake you. Draw strength from our Heavenly Father care knows and cares especially in our times of grief.
    God’s continued grace, strength, mercy, and love to you all.
    DeShawna Bailey (Elder Ryan Bailey)

  21. Kiera, Saun & Skylar Drayton

    Mrs.Toni I’m at a loss for words there was never a time that I didn’t see you smiling or laughing or pulling your glasses down. You were always present at whatever event we had you always were willing to help no matter what! I’m going to miss you queen rest now my good and faithful servant.

  22. Mrs Michelle Gibson

    Toni, you are the best of the best!!! You always had a smile on your face and word on your lips for everyone involved. I am going to miss our talks, us coaching New Birth Lady Warriors, us laughing at the craziest stuff. No one can take your place, I know you in heaven singing HOLY HOLY HOLY with the angels. My sister, my friend know that I LOVE YOU❣❣❣❣❣

  23. Oh my, I’m still in shock. I just found out, if I knew sooner I will of been to pay my last respect at her funeral and my kids too. She loved my kids and I love hers too. I will visit her at the cemetery very often. I miss Tonya. She was a great woman to her family, husband, kids, grandkids, and friends. I truly miss her. A true woman of GOD. He got her now. He takes only the good ones. God will bless her soul. She will now watch over her family and friends. OMG. I cried and I cried. She was so sweet nothing could break her. She always sent me scriptures and prayers every day on my email. all of a sudden I stop getting them and don’t know why One thing i know we cant never question God WHY>.

    • My Condolences , prayers, and thoughts go out to the family. and if you guys every need anything let me know 614 5710486

  24. That shoe game was off the hook. She dresses her butt off. One thing for sure 2 things for certain she kept that hair up. She was all about her appearance. And she kept GOD in her life. waht a beautiful spirit.One thing I knew about Miss Tonya she loved her family dearly. She will be missed by me and my family. Can’t believe it. WOW. LOST for words. A really good person I met years ago,

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