Kilgroe Funeral Home

2219 - 2Nd Ave North, Pell City, AL


Marie Tate

September 12, 1926June 16, 2019

CROPWELL – Funeral Service for Marie Tate, age 92, will be held Thursday, June 20 at 11:00 a.m. at Coosa Valley Church of God. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday June 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Tate passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019. She is preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Tate; 2 sons, Roger Tate and Johnny Tate.

She was a dedicated member of Coosa Valley Church of God where she taught Sunday school. She worked at Ingram Manor and volunteered for Lakeside Hospice for many years. Her passions were flowers and gardening. She loved feeding people and was well known for her biscuits.

She is survived by 3 sons, Oscar (Nancy) Tate, Lamar (Jean) Tate, Kenny Tate; daughter, Paula Tate (Gary) Thigpen; 12 grandchildren, Gerry Tate, Leslee Cunnion, Christy Roegners, Gina Poole, Chad Tate, Lori Funderburg, Jena Tate, Stacey Wachs, Danny Tate, Craig Thigpen, Michelle Scarborough, Leah Tate; 23 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Beth & Kathy.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Coosa Valley Church of God {http://www.cvcog.church/give}

Condolences may be offered to the Tate family online at www.kilgroefh.com

Kilgroe Funeral Home – Pell City will direct the service


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 19, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • Graveide Service Thursday, June 20, 2019


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Gina Poole

June 18, 2019

My Mamow was the most amazing woman I have ever known. She loved Jesus so much and was an inspiration to so many. She had a gentle, sweet spirit but she was no pushover. She was loved by everyone who knew her.
She was my hero and I will carry her in my heart always.

Debby Wilks

June 18, 2019

Sister Tate was a very special person to me. She was a spiritual mother and a prayer partner from almost the first moment that Chuck and I started attending Coosa Valley. I loved her immensely and will miss my "sweet thang" so much, but I know she is resting in the arms of Jesus. I'll see her again and can take much pleasure in that knowledge. Praying for your family.