Dessie Gates
1928 - 2018
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Dessie Mae Gates, 89 departed this life on March 7th, 2018. She was born April 29th, 1928 in Aberdeen, Mississippi. She relocated to Gary, IN where she was a pillar of the community and faithful Christian. She was preceded in death by her husband John Gates Sr., her grandson Courtney Gates, ten siblings and other close family members. Dessie leaves to cherish her memories a loving daughter Annette Gates of Indianapolis, IN., and devoted son John (Tonya)Gates Jr. of Hobart, IN., two grandchildren Dejuan Colbert, Janyse Gates, three great grandchildren Tamia, Tiana, Dejuan Jr., three sisters and one brother of Michigan and a host of other special loves ones, family and friends. Visitation Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 9:00a.m.- 11:00a.m. with family hour from 10-11:00a.m. Funeral services to follow at 11:00a.m. all service at Western Christian Community Church, 2826 West 15th Avenue Gary, IN 46404. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.

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Published in Post-Tribune on Mar. 14, 2018.
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March 20, 2018
John and Tonya, I was so sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved Mom.I'm hoping that the family find comfort in the precious, loving memories of Mrs Gates. She is at rest now, no more sickness or pain again. My Prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Mary (Tony's Aunt) Williams
March 17, 2018
Well the last Matriarch of 17th and Garfield is with the Lord. She will be missed, with her wisdom and special way of putting things lol. I'd like to especially thank her for being a second grandmother to my child and help raising her to be the woman she is...I Love you Ms Gates. Deborah Johnson
Deborah Johnson
March 14, 2018
To the gates family
I will miss moma gates dearly and I'm very sorry for your loss she will be forever missed
Love always
Family forever love
March 14, 2018
To the Family of Dessie Gates; Words cannot express the sorrow I have for your family during this difficult time. Please accept my sincere condolences and know that I share in your loss. I too will miss her.
Linda Strong
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