Jo-Anne Amerantes Tatum, wife of the late Chuck Tatum, died September 15, 2021. Born in Riverside, RI, she was the daughter of Edward F. Amerantes and the late Kay Margaret Still Amerantes. In addition to her mother, she is preceded in death by a daughter: Amanda Kay Tatum and brother, Eddie Amerantes. Mrs. Tatum was the office manager for Oglethorpe Insurers. Survivors include her children: Eric Tatum and Louie Branco; brothers: David Amerantes and Dennis (Kerri) Amerantes; granddaughter: Bethany Rose Branco; other family members: Eddie (Kimberly) Watts, Everleigh Watts, Blake Watts, Gabbie (Dallas) Harvey, Carter Harvey, Michelle (Bruce) Watts, Brooke Amerantes, Evan Amerantes and her fur babies, Paco and Baby Girl. Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 3PM at Lord and Stephens East Chapel. Interment will follow at Crawford Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 on Saturday at the funeral home. Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, Athens, GA is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephes.com
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