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Thelma Gates

Memphis, TN

Thelma Gates, 81, of Memphis, TN passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Thursday, March 2, 2017. She was a retired Educator of the Memphis City School System. She is survived by her husband, Earl Gates, Jr.; two children and one stepson, Cynthia Morgan (Carlos) of Atlanta, GA, Bishop Everett Gates (Kateena) of Clermont, FL and Rev. Michael Smith (Monica) of Memphis, TN; one brother, Richard Pickens of Hampton, GA; one brother-in-law, Rochester Gates and two sisters-in-law, Nevada Gates and Mary Gates Bogan both of Memphis, TN; ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and special friends.

Visitation will be Friday, March 10, from 3-6 p.m. with funeral service Saturday, March 11 at 11 a.m. both services at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1821 Kansas Street, Memphis, TN where Dr. Kent Hall is Senior Pastor.

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Published in The Commercial Appeal on Mar. 5, 2017
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