Terry Colleen Ward Cates
1958 ~ 2014
Mrs. Terry Colleen (Ward) Cates, age 56, of Ocean Springs, MS., passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014, in Ocean Springs.
Terry was born in Biloxi on May 10, 1958 and was a graduate of Biloxi High School. She married Steven J. Cates, Sr on October 6, 1976 and in 1978 they moved to Ocean Springs where she has lived since. Terry was loved by everyone because of her caring ways and genuine interest in those she met. Over the years she opened her home to numerous friends of the family as well as a long list of animals ranging from snakes to a horse. In her later years, Terry spent a great deal of her free time riding the on the back of their Harley Davidson motorcycle, where she continued her free style of living.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David (Sr.) and Bobbie Ward.
Survivors include her husband, Steven J. Cates, Sr.; her children, Jimmy Cates, and Brad (Rylee) Cates; her grandchild, Bella Rae Cates; and her brothers, David J. (Sheila) Ward, Jr., of Ocean Springs and Rod (Aline) Ward of Bay St. Louis, MS.
Visitation will be on Friday, August 8, from 1 pm until 3 pm, with a 3 pm chapel service, all at the Ocean Springs Chapel of Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Wilkerson Family Cemetery for a family graveside service.
The family would like to thank Ocean Springs Nursing Center for their love and compassion over the years.
View and sign register book at www.bradfordokeefe.com.
Published in The Sun Herald on Aug. 7, 2014