Mary Jo Gates

Graveside services for Mary Jo Gates, 93, of the Crossroads Community will be held at 2:00 Monday, May 20, 2024 at the Crossroads Cemetery under the direction and care of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville, La. Rev. Eugene Brown will officiate.

Mary Jo was born May 14, 1931 in Union Parish and passed away May 17, 2024 at her home surrounded by family. Mary Jo loved her family dearly and could always be found in her kitchen preparing meals for them, especially Sunday lunches. She loved her Lord and Savior and her Church family. What describes Mom the most is Proverbs 31:10-31. She was definitely that lady.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Gates and her parents, J.D. and Ella Nolan.

Leaving behind to celebrate her memory are her daughter, Debbie Gates Dickerson, son, Dusty Gates and wife Camille, grandchildren, Kristy Smith, Kelley Gates and wife Rebecca, Morgan Lowery and husband Kyle and Stacie Watts and husband Joe. She also leaves behind nine great-grandchildren, Justin Stripling (Cassie), Kassie Miller (Gary), Noa and Riley Gates, Sadie and Ella Lowery, Clay, Caleb and Carson Watts and four great-great-grandchildren, Hollan, Thorne and Khloee Stripling, and Adelynn Miller, two sisters, Lila Simpson and Pat Jordan and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Memorials may be made to the Rocky Branch Assembly of God. 167 Rocky Branch Road, Farmerville, La. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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