Brooks & White
P.O. Box 1135
907 Durham Road
Roxboro, NC, 27573
(336) 599-3171
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"Your Way Is Our Way!"
Ellen Christine Tatum Montague
March 13, 1919 - February 10, 2017
Born in Person County, NC
Resided in Person County, NC
Sunday February 12, 2017, 2-3 PM
Bethel Hill Baptist Church
201 Old US 501
Roxboro, NC 27574
Sunday February 12, 2017, 3 PM
Church Service
Bethel Hill Baptist Church
201 Old US 501
Roxboro, NC 27574
Ellen Christine Tatum Montague, 97, of Bethel Hill School Road, Roxboro, departed this life in her home Friday, February 10, 2017. Born in Person County, she was the daughter of the late Joe Scott Tatum and Lottie Long Tatum. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Montague; one sister, Louise Brewer; three brothers: Joe Tatum, Jr., Clyde Tatum, and Charles Tatum.

Surviving are her three daughters: Barbara Montague and husband, Louie Marin of Roxboro, Celeste Montague of Asheboro, and Robin Montague Cumpston and husband, Bill of Newport News, VA; three sisters: Estelle Tatum Cox of Leasburg, Doris Tatum Davis, and Carol Tatum Trickey and husband, A.C., all of Roxboro; two grandsons: Jonathan Cumpston and Zachary Cumpston and wife, Whitney.

Funeral service will be held at 3 PM Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Bethel Hill Baptist Church with Jason Hatley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Cumpston, Zachary Cumpston, Billy Brewer, Thomas Tatum, David Trickey and Jerry Davis.

She was a graduate of Roxboro High School where she enjoyed performing in the Glee Club. During W.W.II she worked at the Rationing Board. She was employed in various companies throughout her working career. Mrs. Montague was a member of the Thomas Person Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a faithful member of Bethel Hill Baptist Church for over 70 years. Mrs. Montague especially loved working in her vegetable garden and flowers. She made everything beautiful in her home and for her family. Mrs. Montague spread joy and Jesus' love while visiting the sick and elderly and those in need until well past 90 years old. She had a great love for people, especially her sisters, her girls, her sons in law, and she adored her grandsons. She will be greatly missed.