Wanda Faye Gates, 70, of Cleveland, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at her home.
She was a member of Sunrise Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Gates; parents, Hardin and Ethel Parris Visage; daughter, Teresa Gates Yarberry, and brothers: Don Parris and Junior Morgan.
She is survived by two sons: Michael Gates and wife, Sharon, of Cleveland and Rick Gates and wife, Michelle, of Fort Worth, Texas; seven grandchildren: Amber Gates, Rachael Gates, Tia Gates, Jay Gates, Megan Gates, April Yarberry and Robert Yarberry; one great-granddaughter, Jazalynn Gates; one brother, Larry Visage and wife, Kris, of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Gates and Pastor Benny Watson officiating.
A concluding service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens, concluding with a white dove release ceremony.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the service in the chapel.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Gates family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.