Funeral services for Daisy Mae Bates, 99, of Wills Point, were held Monday, May 6, 2019, at Allan Fuller Funeral Home Chapel in Wills Point with Pastor David Cartwright and Pastor Mark Stanford officiating. Interment followed at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point. She passed away Friday morning, May 3, 2019, at her residence in Wills Point.
Daisy Mae was born on Feb. 28, 1920, in Wills Point, the daughter of Hugh Ed Stewart and Ruby Pearl Bolt Stewart.
She was raised in Wills Point, where she attended high school. On Oct. 15, 1938, she married Jake Bates in Wills Point.
She was formerly employed by Terrell State Hospital and retired from Colonial Hospital in Terrell, where she was an L.V.N.
After retirement, she was called in to work for Terrell Community Hospital as an L.V.N. to care for newborn babies.
In her spare time, she enjoyed talking on the telephone. She was a member of the Nurses Association and Cobb Baptist Church near Wills Point.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Ruby Stewart; husband, Jake Bates on March 8, 2001; and a brother, Edward Stewart.
Survivors include four sons, David Bates and wife, Ann, of Terrell, James Bates and wife, Kathy, of Terrell, Johnny Bates and wife, Laura, of Wills Point, and Carl Bates and wife, Becky, of Terrell; seven grandchildren, Anthony Bates, Mike Bates, Jamie Bates, Jessica Bentley, Jacob Bates, Whitney Kearney and Jason Bates; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Mike Bates, Tony Bates, Jacob Bates, Jason Bates, Adam Kearney and Chad Bentley.
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