OBITUARY

Maxine Opal Bates

November 5, 1927August 28, 2013

Maxine Opal Bates, age 85, passed away August 28, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Carl. Loving mother of Colleen (Donald) Sanderson, the late Bruce Bates, Mark (the late Leslie) Bates, Brian Bates, Deborah (Mark) Pawlaczyk and Brett (Mariel) Bates. Proud grandmother of Rene, Derek, Jessica, Christine, Cory, Austin, Bryce, Jenna, Kayla, Carlie and Devon. Cherished great-grandmother of Melissa, Megan, Dade, James, Sophia and Ian. Dear sister of the late Nora Henry, Eugene (Lois) Miller and Barbara (Bill) Fenwick. Visitation will be held Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m.) at the Highland Chapel of the Elton Black & Son Funeral Home, 3295 E. Highland Rd., Highland. Funeral Visitation will be held Friday, August 30, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. also at the Funeral Home. Burial at Oakland Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Heart of the Shepherd Lutheran Church, 228 N. Burkhart Rd., Howell, Michigan 48843. Share a memory at www.eltonblackandsonhighland.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, August 29, 2013
  • Prayer Service Thursday, August 29, 2013
  • Funeral Visitation Friday, August 30, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 30, 2013

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
REMEMBERING

Maxine Opal Bates

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Laura Findley

August 29, 2013

Sincerest condolences, Colleen and family, on the passing your mother and grandmother. You are all in our thought and prayers.

Laura and Steve Findley

Nancy Pawlaczyk

August 29, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Remember the wonderful times.
Nancy & Larry Pawlaczyk

FROM THE FAMILY