Mr. Michael A. Tatum, age 51, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2009. He was preceded in death by: mother, Virginia Westbrooks Tatum; and brother Cleo Lamar Tatum. He is survived by: father and step mother, Cleo and Jo Ann Tatum, Buford, GA; brothers and sister-in-law, Billy and Sharon Tatum, Hoschton, GA and Bobby Tatum, Sugar Hill, GA; nieces, Sonja Norman, Kristie O'Rouke, Chelsa Tatum, and Carla Tatum Raffield; nephews, Jeremy L. Tatum, Joseph Tatum and Gregory Tatum; and several aunts, uncles, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins. Mr. Tatum was born February 28, 1958 in Gwinnett County, GA. He worked for General Motors in Doraville, GA for thirteen years and he was also a floral designer. He was a member of Meadow Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, GA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 3:30 p.m. at Meadow Baptist Church, 1446 Calvin Davis Circle, Lawrenceville, GA 30043 with Rev. Don Shockley and Rev. Edward Davenport officiating and with remains being placed in state at 3:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Broadlawn Memorial Gardens in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.