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Berniece Dawson Gates

SHREVEPORT, LA- Services for Berniece Gates will be held at 11 A.M. Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Providence Baptist Church. Preceding the service the family will receive friends in the vestibule from 10A.M. till 11 A.M. Officiating will be Rev. Joe Bob Alexander assisted by Rev. Steve Slaughter and Rev. James Cowley. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery, Springridge, La.

Berniece Dawson Gates passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014. She was born in Bogata, Texas in 1920 and was married to Wilson Gates for 62 years. She was a resident of Shreveport for 72 years and a member of Providence Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters, one brother, a son-in-law, and a grandson.

Survivors include June Slaughter, Diane Pittman and husband Virgil, Jill Gravel and husband Sam, Jack Gates, Nelda Gates, David Gates and wife Bonnie, 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, one grandson to be born in September, and a special cousin, Maurine Sharkey.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Steve Slaughter, Randall Slaughter, Marc Pittman, Jason Pittman, Chris Gates, Nick Gates, Ben Gates and John Paul Gates.


Published in Shreveport Times on July 15, 2014
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