Lee Edward (Buddy) Tatum, 66, passed away March 25, 2021. He was born August 16, 1954 to the late Lee and Shirley Tatum. He was an active member of New Hope Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and song leader. He was a volunteer firefighter and first responder with Greenleaf Fire Department for 25 years. He leaves behind his wife of 47 years, Jean Roberts Tatum, daughter, Brandy Kee (Scott) of Senatobia, son; JR Tatum (Jessica) of Wakefield, grandchildren; Adrian Bullard (Austin) of Senatobia, Daniel Kee of Southaven, Summer Tatum, Autumn Tatum, Makayla Tatum and Brooklyn Tatum all of Wakefield; a sister, Lisa Tatum of Southaven. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Mullins. Services were held March 30, 2021 at New Garden Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery.