Ridout's Gardendale Chapel

2029 Decatur Highway, Gardendale, AL



November 14, 1942September 8, 2019

Sue Ellen Jones Pate, age 76, of Warrior, Alabama passed away on Sunday September 8, 2019. Sue was born November 14, 1942. Sue retired from Southtrust Bank after many years of service and loved to cook for her family, flowers and Alabama Football. Sue was preceded in death by her loving husband Jacob V. Pate, her parents William R. and Violet Jones, her siblings Eloise Terry, Ruth Latham, Bruce Jones, and Donald Jones. She leaves behind her children Greg (Sonya) Pate, Arvil Scott (Sherri) Pate, Susan R. Pate. Grandchildren include: Jacob (Beth) Pate, Karissa (Justin) Gilliam, Amber (Zac) Evans, Savannah Pate, Kaitlyn Pate, Alisa Suellen Pate. Great Grandchildren are Kainen Jewell, Kileigh Jewell, Kobe Jewell, Tucker Pate, Anna Hollis Pate, Colton Pate Gilliam, and Faith Evans. Her brothers Mitchell Jones, Rodney (Nella) Jones and her sister Carolyn (Ramond) Seaver. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and church family.

A celebration of life visitation for Sue will be held Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Ridout's Gardendale Chapel, 2029 Decatur Highway, Gardendale, AL 35071. A celebration of life service will occur Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2029 Decatur Highway, Gardendale, AL 35071. A burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ridoutsgardendalechapel.com for the Pate family.


  • Celebration of Life Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, September 12, 2019



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Becky Moore

September 10, 2019

Such a sweet and precious lady who always had a smile no matter how bad she was feeling. The memory of her that stands out to me more than any other is how deeply devoted she was to her family. There was a twinkle in her eye when she spoke of those precious grandchildren. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her but one day there will be a happy reunion.
Love to her sweet family. You are all in my prayers.
Becky Moore