Funeral services for Marjorie Gates, 82, of Rockdale were held Wednesday, July 31, 2013, in Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale. Burial followed in New Oak Lawn Cemetery. Minister John Mitchell of Pecan Street Church of Christ, officiated.

Mrs. Gates died Wednesday, July 24, in the Taylor Scott & White Hospital.

She was born Oct. 6, 1930, in Milam County to Henry and Claudia (Stephney) Knox.

On Feb. 17, 1950, she married Preston Gates in Cameron.

Mrs. Gates has lived in Rockdale since 1964.

She worked as a cook at Andy’s and The Piano Bar and was a domestic worker for a number of families in Rockdale.

Mrs. Gates was a member of Pecan Street Church of Christ.

She enjoyed singing, cooking and playing cards.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, three brothers and a sister-in-law, Loretta Hutchinson.

Survivors are her husband, Preston Gates of Rockdale; a daughter, Rose Marie Hardison of Houston; two brothers, Kenneth Knox and Cordell Porter, both of Houston; a sister, Claudia Davis of Houston; and sister-in-law, Mattie Knox of Houston; also, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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