Janie Gates of Oxford, passed away Thursday May 7, 2020, at the age of 69. Born and raised in Newton County, Mrs. Gates was a member of Grace Baptist Church. She retired from the Newton County School System where she served as a nutritionist. Her passion for cooking was shown throughout all areas of her life. If she was not at her job cooking, she was at home making delicious treats for her family and friends - it was her way of spreading love. Mrs. Gates will be remembered as a loving wife and grandmother and will be immensely missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her son, Jeff Gates; parents, Acie and Sarah (Parker) Wilder.
Her memory will be cherished by her loving husband of nearly 54 years, Jimmy Gates; daughter, Stephanie Deanne Gates Nash and husband, Bennie; daughter-in-law, Laurie Gates; grandchildren, Kerrie Gardner and husband, Gilbert, Gavin Gates, Aislin Gates, Frank Nash and wife, Sarah; great-grandchildren, Cooper, Declan, Jackson, Nora Jane, Sarah Mae, Serena; sister, Ann Cargile and husband, Ray; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A Private Graveside Service for Mrs. Gates will be held Saturday, May 9, 2020, 11:00 A.M., in Lawnwood Memorial Park, in Covington, with Pastor Mike Parker officiating.
MAY 9. 11:00 AM (EST)
Lawnwood Memorial Park
1111 Access Road
Covington, GA, 30014
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