Connie Renee Gates

2 January , 19699 November , 2019
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Connie Renee Gates Born January 2nd 1969, passed away November 9th 2019, at the age of 50.

Connie would like you to know that her work here is done. She received a call, a sort of an offer you can’t refuse, for an appointment from which she will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign on bonus, A reunion with family and friends she has not seen in a long time. Her new mission takes her to a wonderful place where she will be dancing with Jesus with music, laughter, and love. Where the food is delicious and you never gain an ounce.

Connie was born in Conroe Texas. She attended Willis High School and graduated in 1987. She currently resided in Willis Texas. She had been battling lung cancer for the past 18 months. She spent several years in Galveston where she worked at UTMB, and as a personal care giver. She had a big heart, loved the beach, and gambling. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for all the thoughts and prayers during her illness.

Preceded in death by Father William Earl Gates, Grandparents: Jack & Louise Gates, Leroy and Bernice Cline, Clifford and Mary Lou Roberson, Connie is survived by Mother: Bobbie Gates, Brother: James DeShazier & Sister in law Anna DeShazier, Sister: Sherri Hoover & Brother in law Bob Hoover, Sister: Cindy Turner and many loving nieces & nephews.

A memorial visitation will be held at Cashner Funeral Home, in Conroe, Texas, on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.


  • Bobbie Gates, Mother
  • James DeShazier, Brother
  • Anna DeShazier, Sister-in-law
  • Sherri Hoover, Sister
  • Bob Hoover, Brother-in-law
  • Cindy Turner, Sister
  • William Earl Gates, Father (deceased)
  • Jack and Louise Gates, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Leroy and Bernice Cline, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Clifford and Mary Lou Roberson, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Many loving nieces and nephews and a host of friends also survive.


  • Celebration of Life Visitation Saturday, 30 November , 2019


Connie Renee Gates

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Erin Deverix

17 November 2019

Bobbie,Cindy,Sherry, My deepest condolences to you and your family at this time, Connie was a forever friend, real as can be, Always in my heart,like a sister to me..Rest In Peace Connie.

Tamara Young-Hector(Hatchett)

16 November 2019

Had some good times. Class of 87
RIP Connie

Linda and Mike Kiyabu

14 November 2019

Our heart felt prayers go out to all of you. May the love of Jesus surround you and give you peace knowing that she is in her heavenly home. Much love to Bobbie and family.

Jan Parker Dial

14 November 2019

Sherri, Cindy and Bobbie,
I’m so sorry you all have lost Connie. May your faith and memories - and love of family - sustain you.

Jessica Mcmillan

14 November 2019

Connie was my best friend and I loved her so much. In the year that I knew her she helped me thru so much, like she did others. She was a friend and a mom and she always pushed me to follow my heart. I cant imagine not being able to pick up the phone and call her or go sit for hours on the front porch. She was such a beautiful person. Always helped and loved everyone and was always looking out for people when she could barely help herself. God has such a wonderful angel with him now. She will be missed and always loved. I know she will still be watching over me and pushing me for my dreams like she always had. I will never forget when she was feeling so bad but she knew how important my graduation was. She pulled through like she did for many others and came. She said she knew how much it meant to me for her to show up because all my other friends bailed on me. She went with us and ate dinner with my family that night and she just cried at the table because she was so happy that we made her feel like part of the family. I loved this woman with my whole heart and I cant believe she is gone. I go through Willis and think about her everytime. Wish I could have spent more time with her or spoke to her more and told her more often what she meant to me. I know she knows though. Until we meet again. I love you momma!

adria weeks

13 November 2019

Connie was a beautiful friend who never turned her back on a friend,loved unconditionally and was really a solid chic.She will be missed
Sending condolences to her family and friends.See you on the other side ma....
Love u ms Connie

Jan Davis

13 November 2019

I Will never forget her she made her mark on a lot of people’s hearts .I have seen her grow from a child with such personality...To a grown woman with the same wonderful honest tell you like it is personality...She will always have a place in my heart . Just wish I could have told her how much she meant to me . Gone but never forgotten... RIP CONNIE UNTILL WE MEET AGAIN..........REST MY FRIEND

Nicole Musial

13 November 2019

Even though we had never met -I had always heard so much about Connie that I felt like I knew her. I only wish that I had of gotten the opportunity to meet her.

Connie meant the world to my sister , my brother in law and my nephews. They loved Connie- BIG love! My heart hurts at the loss of such a beautiful and loving soul.

My sister would always tell me stories about Connie. How kind, funny, and honest she was.
She was the type of person who would give you the shirt off her back, and expected nothing in return. She cared about everyone! She was absolutely hilarious, and could make you laugh in your darkest hour. She was an ear to listen , and was always there to offer advice. She was honest and straight to the point.
She made you feel welcome and oh so loved!!!

She was an genuine and beautiful soul- and the world is a little bit darker without her light shining.

My condolences to her family, friends, and to anyone whose lives she touched.
Rest In Peace Connie xo

Phyllis Parker

13 November 2019

Sometimes friends come and go through out ones lifetime and some friends share your life forever. We have survived some tough journeys and traveled down a few sad roads! But We also shared Happiness, Joy & Fun over the years. The bond We shared was based on Love & Trust and for that, I'M TRULY GRATEFUL TO HAVE CALLED YOU MY FRIEND CONNIE RENEE. Thank You for ALL the memories that I will hold so dear in my heart. P.S. you won!

Alva Mathews

13 November 2019

Funny and caring ..always with a smile. You are my friend in this life and Our next.
Ill see you at the big Ping Machine in the Sky...You WILL BE MISSED, and Forever LOVED.