Rev. Elaine Burleigh, pastor of First United Methodist Church, will officiate for the services. The family requests visiting hours Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Gates is survived by one son, Robert “Bob” Gates and his wife Cindy of Crowley; one daughter, Janice G. Redlich and her husband Joey of Lake Charles; eight grandchildren, Robbie Gates, Adam Gates, Betsy Gates, Bridget R. Boudreaux, Rachael R. Willis, Jody Redlich, Katie R. Stewart and Alice Redlich; 16 great grandchildren, Kristen Gates, Jack Gates, Hannah Gates, Myles Gates, Abram Gates, Christopher Boudreaux, Benjamin Boudreaux, Julianna Boudreaux, Andrew Boudreaux, Nick Harvey, Gabrielle Willis, Victoria Willis, Jace Willis, Sarah Willis, Mason Stewart and Madelyn Stewart.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Gates; her parents and four sisters.
Pallbearers will be Robbie Gates, Adam Gates, Jody Redlich, Scott Boudreaux, Jacob Willis and Mark Stewart.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to First United Methodist Church, 321 East Third St., Crowley, 70526 or University United Methodist Day School, 3501 Patrick St, Lake Charles, 70605.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.geesey-ferguson.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home, 301 North Ave F, Crowley, 70526, 337-783-3313.