OBITUARY

June Gates

June 5, 1926June 5, 2019

June Gates, 93, passed away on her birthday, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian of Jackson on Saturday, June 8 at 12:30 PM followed by a visitation at 1:00 PM in the courtyard. Mrs. Gates was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church of Jackson where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was a kind, loving person who would go above and beyond to do anything for anyone. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wentworth T. “Billy” Gates; daughter, Beverly Garner; parents, Alvin and Hattie Beard Word; and her brother, Alvin Word. Mrs. Gates is survived by her children, Toni Bell and W.T. “Tommy” Gates (Rita); grandchildren, David Garner (Wendy), Amy Weeks (Clay), Tim Bell (Donna), Brian Gates (Ammi), Jason Garner (Leah), Todd Garner (Rebecca), Ti Garner (Misti); and 13 great grandchildren. The family would like to thank Mary Mitchell for the loving care she showed to Mrs. Gates. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Presbyterian Church at 1390 N State St, Jackson, MS 39202 or to the Mustard Seed at 1085 Luckney Rd, Brandon, MS 39047. Please visit lakewoodfuneralhomes.com for online guestbook.

  • FAMILY

  • She is preceded in death by her husband, Wentworth T. “Billy” Gates; daughter, Beverly Garner; parents, Alvin and Hattie Beard Word; and her brother, Alvin Word.

    Mrs. Gates is survived by her children, Toni Bell and W.T. “Tommy” Gates (Rita); grandchildren, David Garner (Wendy), Amy Weeks (Clay), Tim Bell (Donna), Brian Gates (Ammi), Jason Garner (Leah), Todd Garner (Rebecca), Ti Garner (Misti); and 13 great grandchildren.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 8, 2019
  • Visitation Saturday, June 8, 2019

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DeSha White

June 6, 2019

So sorry to learn of the passing of Mrs. Gates.
She was a special Christian lady.
My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY