Linda Faye "Nancy" Pate, 63, passed away April 21, 2013 at local hospital in Westlake, La. Nancy was born on Oct. 26, 1949 in Chipley. She was a resident of Westlake and the Pastors' wife of The Pentecostals of Westlake for the past seven years coming from Panama City. She was a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who, was dedicated to her family and church family.
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith" II Timothy 4:7.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Ruby Bethel.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, the Rev. Kenneth Pate; sons, Kenneth Wayne Pate Jr. and wife, Connie Lois and Kyle Warren Pate and wife, Amber Lynette all of Westlake, La.; daughters, Kimberly Michelle Capps and husband, the Rev. Rodney Wayne of Panama City, Kristie Anne Gobert and husband the Rev. Derek Dwayne of Westlake, La., Karri Nichol Roney and husband, the Rev. John David of Westlake, La., and Konnie Lynn Cook and husband, the Rev. Russell Franklin of Panama City; sisters, Elizabeth Ann Pendleton of Mobile, Ala., and Katherine Sue Deal of Murphy, N.C.; 20 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Her funeral was held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at First Pentecostal Church of Westlake. Visitation was Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hixson Funeral Home of Westlake and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment was in Westlake Memorial Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.