Craig Richard Hunter Gates
I just learned of Craig's passing and was saddened to hear. He was such a tremendous influence in my life during our time at St. Philip's. I quote him often and think of him fondly. I know that many will miss him terribly. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Craig was an amazing priest and personal friend. He will be missed by so many people who loved him. Harriet Simmons
Craig was a wonderful man. We were neighbors in Lake Charles, La and all have very fond memories growing up next door to the Gates family! Dorothy, you and your family are in our prayers. May God give you peace! Love, The Garretts. Caroline, Billy, Ann and Marty
Dear Dorothy, Hunter, Zachary and families, I was shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Craig. Please accept my sympathy on the loss of your dear husband, father, and grandfather. His genuine care for his parrishoners was ever present, and thus, I will always remember St. Philips as my favorite church. Father Gates blessed and babtized my daughter Margaret-Anne. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad and difficult time. God Bless all of You and Hold you in the palm of His hand.
Dorothy, my prayers are with you, Hunter & Zac. Father Craig was the best thing that ever happened to St. Philip's. Rick and are were so sad to hear about his unexpected death. Please know we love you!