Barbara Ronette Bates

September 25, 1940February 7, 2019

Barbara Ronnette “Ronnie” Bates, 78, of Jackson, MS went to be with her Savior on Thursday, February 7, at her residence in St. Catherine’s Village. She was born on September 25, 1940 to the late R.D. Prather and Imogene Leachman Prather of Lubbock Texas. She was married to the love of her life ,the late William Ellison Bates, of Jackson for 40 years. Survivors include her sons; Clifton Edward Bates and wife Amy , William Hamilton Bates and wife Lacey; 5 adored grandsons, Ellis, Owen, Levi, Baylor and Britton ; her sisters, Lynda Wilson and Mary Lou Hopper . Memorial service will be held at 2:30 on Sunday in the chapel at Wright and Ferguson funeral home . The family will receive visitors from 1:00-2:30. In leu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to BrightFocus Foundation for Alzheimer’s Disease Research.


  • Memorial Visitation Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Memorial Service Sunday, February 10, 2019

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