Patsy Miller Bates

Patsy Miller Bates, 79, of Center passed away January 7, 2023.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 9, 2023, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Windham and Bro. Dan Fleming officiating. Interment will follow at Sardis Cemetery in Shelby County.

Patsy was born January 28, 1943, in Timpson, Texas to Sonny and Delmar Miller. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Church.

She is survived by  Children: Brenda & Ronny Hogue of Center David & Sheila Bates of Center Susie & Shay McCauley of Nacogdoches Tony & Mary Bates of Forney Kathy Beck  Grandchildren: Ricky and Christina Sims Micheal Sims Jennifer Matthews Kaleb & Briar McCauley Jacey & Lee Daniels Matthews Bates Christian Bates Maddie Malnar Candy Hogue Jolene Hogue Brad Hogue Great Grandchildren: Paige & James Jones Mallory Sims Tre & Kaitland Sims Trent Sims Trace Sims Trinity Sims Christian Clark Ella Matthews Porter Matthews Waylon Daniels Jaxon McCauley Griffin McCauley Cora McCauley Great-Great Grandchild: Paislee Sims Brother: Billy & Faye Miller Adopted Daughter: Gwen Hutto

Preceded in death by Parents: Sonny & Delmar Miller Husband: Gene Bates Son: Danny Bates Brothers & Sisters: Mag Cooper, Hazel Whittington, Helen Christopher, Doline Lovett, Gladys Prinz, Mike Miller, Robert Miller, Alford Miller, Jackie Miller

Pallbearers will be Ricky Sims, Micheal Sims, Tre Sims, Trent Sims, Trace Sims, Lee Daniels, Kaleb McCauley, Matthew Bates, Christian Bates, Brad Hogue, Porter Matthews, James Jones, and Jaxon McCauley.

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