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Helen S. Tatom

February 9, 2023

Helen S. Tatom, 89, of Lynchburg, Virginia passed away on February 9, 2023.  She was the daughter of the late Sidney M. Shapiro and Undine L. Shapiro, and the wife of Andrew J. Tatom, II.

Helen was born on May 20, 1933, in Long Island, New York. She obtained her degree in Home Economics at Adelphi University where she was an avid swimmer and member of the diving team.

Helen followed her children to Lynchburg becoming a regular at her grandchildren’s school and sporting events. She loved evenings with family and friends while sharing stories of the past with all who would listen.

Helen was a member of First Christian Church and enjoyed the choir on each Sunday.

Helen is survived by her children: Andy (Sue) and Matt (Tiffany); her grandchildren: Drew, Alex, Matthew, Austin, Connor and Sawyer; her brother: Robert; and many loving friends in the community.

A memorial service will be held on 2/25/2023, at 4:00 pm at First Christian Church with Reverend Ken Burger officiating with a private family gathering to follow.   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to University of Lynchburg.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family.  To send condolences, please visit www.tharpfuneralhome.com

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Both David and I are sad to hear of the loss of our sweet neighbor. We think fondly of our occasional meetings at the mailbox to exchange hugs and friendly thoughts. Recently we stood at the street for so long that neighbors from two other homes strolled over for a lovely chat. I was so delighted that Helen baked me the very special cheesecake for my birthday last year. We are already missing her presence next door. Our thoughts and prayers are for her family, that the beloved and loving Father will comfort them and will give Helen peace and joy for eternity. David & Susan Lowe

Posted by Susan Hunter Lowe on February 17, 2023

Both David and I are sad to hear of the loss of our sweet neighbor. We think fondly of our occasional meetings at the mailbox to exchange hugs and friendly thoughts. Recently we stood at the street for so long that neighbors from two other homes strolled over for a lovely chat. I was so delighted that Helen baked me the very special cheesecake for my birthday last year. We are already missing her presence next door. Our thoughts and prayers are for her family, that the beloved and loving Father will comfort them and will give Helen peace and joy for eternity. David & Susan Lowe

Posted by Susan Hunter Lowe on February 17, 2023

I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Helen. She was a special lady. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

Posted by Elaine Casey on February 13, 2023

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