Pamela C. Gates

March 23, 1960June 4, 2021

Pamela C. Gates, age 61, of Paulding County, passed away peacefully at her residence Friday morning, June 4, 2021. She was born March 23, 1960 in Franklin, Georgia, the daughter of the late Coy and Barnel (Wright) Chapman. As a child, she grew up in Jacksonville, Florida. Pam was united in holy matrimony to the love of her life, Tony Gates, in June of 1977. Together they were blessed with two sons, Lindsey and Jason. Pam was a homemaker who loved the simpler things in life. Pam was known to be a very down-to-Earth person, who was always humble and kind. She was wonderfully devoted to her three grandchildren. Pam faithfully participated in as many school and sporting events as she could being the number one cheerleader to the grandchildren she loved and adored so much. In her spare time, Pam enjoyed travelling, spending time at the beach, as well as in the mountains.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Darrell Hill; and sister, Karen Johnson.

Those left to cherish her memory are her beloved husband, Anthony “Tony” Gates; sons, Lindsey Gates (Jennifer) and Jason Gates (Paige); sisters, Paula Hopkins, Karla Tarket (Jack) and Kristi Kurmay; and three grandchildren, Teagan, Brendan and Connor.

Special thanks to the staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven for their respect, kindness and support in working with our family.

A graveside service is planned for Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 4:00 PM at Mozley Memorial Gardens in Lithia Springs, Georgia, with her beloved nephew Terry Beavers officiating.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Gates family.

Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134


  • Anthony "Tony" Gates, Beloved Husband of 43 Years
  • Coy Chapman, Father (deceased)
  • Barnel (Wright) Chapman, Mother (deceased)
  • Darrell Hill, Brother (deceased)
  • Karen Johnson, Sister (deceased)
  • Lindsey Gates (Jennifer), Son
  • Jason Gates (Paige), Son
  • Paula Hopkins, Sister
  • Karla Tarket (Jack), Sister
  • Kristi Kurmay, Sister
  • Teagan, Grandchild
  • Brendan, Grandchild
  • Connor, Grandchild


  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, June 6, 2021


Pamela C. Gates

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Virginia “Jennny” Austin

June 5, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss I haven’t seen Pam in quite a while. We spent a lot of time at the ball fields when my son (LARRY) coached her son. She was a sweet and wonderful woman. We had a lot of fun at the ball games.
Prayers for your family.

Sandra Lloyd

June 5, 2021

My condolences to all of the family.
Haven't seen her in years but have fond memories when she was a child.

Debra Mayfield

June 4, 2021

The staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Gates Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your loved one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.