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2010-10-07 / Obituaries


Lubie Colon Gates, Jr., 64, of Dickinson died Monday, September 27, 2010 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville. He was born August 5, 1946 in Fulton. He attended Salem Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 30, 2010 at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Harvey Hutto and Rev. James “Skeeter” Parnell officiating. Internment was at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in Scyrene.

He is survived by three brothers, William B. (Mary) Gates of Dickinson, Curtis (Quida) Gates of Altha, Fla. and Jimmy C. (Marsha) Gates of Alma; sister-inlaw, Marzetta Gates of Grand Bay and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Daryl Gates, Skippy Gates, Brent Gates, David Gates, Dean Garrick and Manual Garrick.

Honorary pallbearers were Hunter Hughes and Dalton Powell.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directed. and later joined the All Faith Outreach Ministry in Pensacola, Fla. She was a member of the Jackson High School graduating Class of 1995 and later received an associate’s degree as a medical assistant at the Virginia College in Mobile. She was employed with the Mobile Press Register.

Funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 (today) at Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Jackson with Overseer/prophetess Carolyn Newell and Pastor Alphonso Lucas, both of All Faith Outreach Ministry in Pensacola co-officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

She is survived by two sisters, Johnetta L. Jackson and Florence M. Jackson, both of Jackson; three brothers, Jimmie E. (Omeka) Jackson of Sunflower, and Cleveland D. Jackson and James Jackson, both of Jackson; three devoted in-laws, Ophelia Simpson, Demetrius Davis and Omeka Jackson, all of Sunflower; devoted cousin, Callie House of Jackson; four devoted friends, Stacy Lawrence, Keila Belton- Doss, Tierra Washington and LaSedrick Adams, all of Jackson; six nieces and nephews, Michael Jackson of Jackson, Nygel, Bionca, Amarri, Amaniah and Destiny, all of Sunflower; a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, who are too numerous to name.

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