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Tommie Lee Gates

May 23, 2016
Tommie Lee Gates
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Obituary for Tommie Lee Gates

Tommie “Buddy” Lee Gates Sr., 88, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away, Monday, May 23, 2016 at his home.
A celebration of life service will be held at 4:00-600 pm, Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Serenity Funeral Home and Cremation Society at 1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis, TN. 38134.

“Buddy” Gates, was born September 30, 1927 in Egypt, Mississippi to Edgar and Katy (Cunningham) Gates. As a child he attended, Redbud M.B. Church. He spent most of his time in the comfort of his home with his children and grandchildren.

“Buddy” Gates is survived by his two sons and daughter, Tommie Lee Gates Jr. of White Plains, New York, Carl Bernard Gates of Memphis, TN. and Vernadean Gates of Cordova, TN; four grandchildren, Tiffany Jones of Atlanta, GA., Meagan Gates of Walls, MS., Carl Bernard Gates Jr. and Caitlin Gates of Olive Branch, MS. and several nieces and nephews who were more like sons and daughters.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Katy Gates and his siblings Oral Conway, Thena Mae Wade, Bennie Gates, Edgar Gates, Mae Emma Haynes and Indiana Gates.


Serenity Funeral Home, 1638 Sycamore View Road, Memphis, TN 38134, Tel. (901) 379-0861.

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

28

May

4:00 PM 5/28/2016 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 5/28/2016 6:00:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

1

Jun

10:00 AM 6/1/2016 10:00:00 AM
West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery

4000 Forest Hill Irene Road
Memphis, TN 38125

West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
4000 Forest Hill Irene Road Memphis 38125 TN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery Final Resting Place

4000 Forest Hill Irene Road
Memphis, TN 38125

4000 Forest Hill Irene Road Memphis 38125 TN
United States
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