Patricia Gates

Died: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 21, 2019
Location: Moseley Funeral & Cremation Service

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Tue., Jan. 22, 2019
Location: Greenhill Baptist Church

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A service to celebrate the life of Patricia Ann Gates, 69, of Lexington will be held at 3 PM Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Green Hill Baptist Church the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 PM Monday, January 21, 2019 at Moseley funeral and cremation service. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in her memory to Green Hill Baptist Church.

Patricia passed away January 15, 2019. She was born in Columbia SC and was the daughter of Jesse Gates and the late Margaret Wood Gates. Patricia was a 1967 graduate of Lexington High School and a active member of the Herb Bunch of Lexington County, Green Hill Baptist Church, where she attended the Senior Energize Class, Lydia Sunday School Class and the B.C. Grammar #1 School Time Bible Study. Patricia was a assistant professor and taught dental hygiene at Midlands Tech, Greenville Tech and From 2002-2008 at Oregon institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, OR. And continued online teaching until 2017. She received the Dr. Ralph Levine Award by the SCDHA, was past policy president of the SCDHA for a time and enjoyed making trips to Africa and Costa Rica for dental hygiene. 
Though Patricia was never a mother, she was mom to all the children.

Patricia is survived by her father, Jesse (Shonah) Gates; brother and sister in law, Richard and Heidi Gates; niece, Sandy (Chip) Loretta Heggemeier  and Caterina Heidi Gates; great niece, Jessica Rayne Smith; great nephew, Jeffery (Victoria Moye) Dalton Smith. 

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Anne White
   Posted Wed January 16, 2019
Trish was a dear friend and I am so sorry that she is no longer with us. I am glad that her pain is over and she is with God and while again.

Linda Moore Griffith
   Posted Thu January 17, 2019
Ricky and family, I am so very sorry for your loss....I guess Patricia and I will not get our land excursion in the RV across country. But what a venture we'll take one day in heaven cruising the world....Love you all and know that mine and David's thoughts and prayers are with you all! Linda Moore Griffith

   Posted Thu January 17, 2019
I would like to express my sincerest sympathies to your family. May you take comfort from knowing that the Bible shares a wonderful truth that there will be a resurrection, where God promises to return our loved ones who have passed (Acts 24:15) This gives us peace now and an amazing hope for the future. God, as the hearer of prayer, will comfort you as you remember Ms. Gates.

Sherry Shealy Martschink
   Posted Sat January 19, 2019
Jesse, Ricky & family,
I am so, so sorry to learn of Trish's death, except that I am glad she is no longer in pain. She and I were best friends and neighbors from around birth through about 2nd grade, when our family moved. I have so many wonderful memories of our play times together. It was great to see her at our 50th class reunion. We were able to sit together and talk for a while. We are out of state until next Friday and won't be able to share in the celebration of her life. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Delle Marie (Mack) Yarborough
   Posted Sat January 19, 2019
To Patricia's loving family my prayers and deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved daughter, sister and aunt. Patricia and I started first grade together in Miss Fox's class, and it was my honor to know her and share wonderful school years with her. Such a beautiful person inside and out and her sweet spirit will be greatly missed by all. May you find comfort in the love and memories you all shared. God grant you peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead.

   Posted Sun January 20, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

Mary Anne Allread
   Posted Sun January 20, 2019
What a lovely person Trish was, warm, friendly, caring and always had a smile. It was her idea to start the Energize class we have now at Green Hill. She helped me lead the class until she got laryngitis. We loved her and miss her sweet presence.

Edna Martin
   Posted Sun January 20, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the Gates family. Trish and I worked together at Greenville Technical College. She inspired me to get may Master's Degree. We worked on committees at SCDHA meetings.

Such a dedicated individual. I will truly miss her

God Bless

Edna Thompson Martin

Betty Dorn Miller
   Posted Mon January 21, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of Tricia's passing. We had lost touch over the years, but we were great friends in our younger days. I have thought of her many times, but I didn't realize she had come back home to Lexington. I have many memories of Trish and will keep her in my heart. Sending love and wishing peace to Rick and all of Tricia's loving family.

J. Dianne McKnight
   Posted Tue January 22, 2019
Trish and I date back to elementary school. We graduated together, went to dental hygiene school together and were roommates while there. Even though we didn't see each other often, when we talked it was as if time had stood still for us. She knew how very much I respected her and was always so proud to call her friend. My heart aches for the family, for her friends, and all that she touched. May God embrace us all as we grieve and move forward without her by our side.

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