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Mary Tate

Mary Neal Tate

Wednesday, December 10th, 1941 - Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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Psalm 30: 5 " Weeping may endure for a night, but Joy cometh in the morning."

Mary Neal Tate, was born in Iredell County on December 10, 1941 and gained her w ings on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at the Gordon Hospice House of Statesville. She was the daughter of the late James Mott Tate and Viola Reid Tate.
She attended Unity School at a young age and made her home in Troutman with her companion, James “JC” Jones for over thirty years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Ethel Tate, James “BaBro” Tate, Willie “OT” Chambers, and Carnell Garrison.
She leaves to remember and cherish the blessing of her life, her companion, James “JC” Jones of the home; her children, Gary (Caroline) Tate, Rickey (Lisa) Tate, and Mary Ethel Sherrill, all of Statesville, Darlene Campbell of Harmony, Robert (Shay) Sherrill of Statesville, Johnathan Morris of Harmony, Vincent Morris of Chesterfield, Virginia and Treava (Dwain) Evans of Harmony; her siblings, Grace Dean Tate and Betty Sue Tate (Joe) Barnes, both of Statesville; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, neighbors and dear friends.

Celebration of Life service will be held at Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary, Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 11:00 a.m.with Minister Thomas Chambers officiating, and Pastor Lonnie Harper doing the eulogy. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.. Burial will follow in the Iredell Memorial Gardens. The family will assemble at the home of her son, Rickey Tate, 914 McLaughlin Street, at all other times. Visit the Book of Memories for Mary Neal Tate at www.rutledgeandbighammortuary. Rutledge and Bigham is serving the Tate family.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
    603 South Center Street
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  • Service

    Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 11:00am
    Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
    603 South Center Street
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    Pastor Lonnie Harper
    Minister Thomas Chambers
  • Interment

    Saturday, September 14th, 2019 |
    Saturday, September 14th, 2019
    Iredell Memorial Gardens
    Highway 21 South
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Praying for your family during this difficult time. -with love- Iredell Anesthesia Department
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Treva , Dean , And Betty sue sorry to hear of mary neals passing you all have my deepest sympathy keep the faith.

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