OBITUARY

Lawrence Allen Tate

June 16, 1928March 12, 2021
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Lawrence Allen Tate, 92, a resident of Greensboro passed away on Friday March 12, 2021 at home under the care of family & caregiver Terry Hotchkiss. He was born June 16, 1928 in Calhoun, Georgia the son of Grady & Ada Shope Tate. He was a member of Christ Wesleyan Church. Lawrence was married to Willie Mae Headrick Tate who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents Grady & Ada Tate, his sisters Ira Mae Tate Stephens, Martha Tate Stone, Betty Ruth Tate Godfrey, & Eva Tate Richardson, his brothers J.B Tate & Doyle Tate. He is survived by his brother Vinson Tate & sister Helen Anne Tate Davenport; his son Allen Tate & wife Bonnie; grandchildren, Christy Adams & husband Kelcey, Brandie Rothrock & husband Jason, Teresa Kramer & husband Christopher; great grandchildren, Hailey Adams & fiance Jacobie Stamps, Shelby Adams & fiance Malcom Bright, Crystal Rothrock, Tayah Adams, Gabriel Adams, Jack Kramer; great great grandchildren, Noah Bright & a child to be born of Hailey & Jacobie. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel conducted by Pastor Ken Kline. Entombment with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard will follow in the Sedgefield Memorial Mausoleum at Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Lawrence's memory to Christ Wesleyan Church, 2400 South Holden Rd., Greensboro, NC 27407 or to Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, CVMA 15-5, PO Box 109, 6012 Bayfield Parkway, Concord, NC 28027.

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  • Christ Wesleyan Church
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Services

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021

  • Funeral service

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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David & Cindy Crofford

March 27, 2021

Allen,
Thank you for thinking of us, and sharing with us the sad news of your father's passing.
As we watched the memorial service tonight on FB, we were reminded how very special Lawrence was. The pastor described him as a simple man, and he was correct. Simple, but only in the sense of unpretentious, solid in his faith in Christ, solid in his love for his family, his friends, and his church.
Lawrence and Willie Mae both were so very precious to us. They were always gracious and supportive. Even though our time was only 3 years in Greensboro as his pastor, they faithfully corresponded with us every Christmas season, and we looked forward to receiving their Christmas card.
You truly were blessed to have the parents you had. What a wonderful reunion we all look forward to as we reunite around the very throne of God one day!
Our prayers have been with you ever since we heard of Lawrence's passing. May the Lord sustain and comfort you!

Rev. Dave and Cindy Crofford
Cincinnati, OH

Shelby Adams

March 19, 2021

I miss him so much. He taught me the most useful, little things you wouldn’t even think to know but it meant so much to me. He always greeted me with a smile and a joke. Whenever I said “I love you” he would kiss me on the cheek and say “thank you.” I only hope he sees Nana again and he’s finally happy and at peace.

Paula Rodery

March 15, 2021

My absolute fondest memories are of my childhood. Uncle Lawrence and Aunt Mae ALWAYS played with us children! They ran and played tag, hide and seek and softball with us. We rode in a trailer pulled by the tractor down to the creek to put in a watermelon to chill. We watched Aunt Mae take a tumble with her legs flying up in the air while running with us, and all us children laughed like crazy........ some great memories of a wonderful, godly couple. Missing my Aunt and now missing my Uncle........ they are together again.

Allen Tate

March 15, 2021

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Biography

Lawrence Allen Tate, 92, a resident of Greensboro passed away on Friday March 12, 2021 at home under the care of family & caregiver Terry Hotchkiss. He was born June 16, 1928 in Calhoun, Georgia the son of Grady & Ada Shope Tate.
He was a member of Christ Wesleyan Church.
Lawrence was married to Willie Mae Headrick Tate who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents Grady & Ada Tate, his sisters Ira Mae Tate Stephens, Martha Tate Stone, Betty Ruth Tate Godfrey, & Eva Tate Richardson, his brothers J.B Tate & Doyle Tate.
He is survived by his brother Vinson Tate & sister Helen Anne Tate Davenport; his son Allen Tate & wife Bonnie; grandchildren, Christy Adams & husband Kelcey, Brandie Rothrock & husband Jason, Teresa Kramer & husband Christopher; great grandchildren, Hailey Adams & fiance Jacobie Stamps, Shelby Adams & fiance Malcom Bright, Crystal Rothrock, Tayah Adams, Gabriel Adams, Jack Kramer; great great grandchildren, Noah Bright & a child to be born of Hailey & Jacobie.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Hanes-Lineberry Funeral Home Sedgefield Chapel conducted by Pastor Ken Kline. Entombment with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard will follow in the Sedgefield Memorial Mausoleum at Guilford Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until service time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Lawrence's memory to Christ Wesleyan Church, 2400 South Holden Rd., Greensboro, NC 27407 or to Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, CVMA 15-5, PO Box 109, 6012 Bayfield Parkway, Concord, NC 28027.