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Verlie Celeste Gates

April 24, 1942 March 25, 2019
Verlie Celeste Gates
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Verlie Celeste Gates, age 76, of Douglasville, passed away on March 25, 2019. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia on April 24, 1942, daughter of the late Charles Wolfe and the late Boise Fern Shipp Carroll.
She retired from Wellstar Cobb Hospital after 30 years of service. She enjoyed shopping, cooking, gardening, and decorating her home. She also loved spending time with her children to whom she was deeply devoted. She loved to laugh and to make others laugh.
Verlie is survived by her husband of 60 years, Billy E Gates; four children:  sons, Brian Gates and spouse (Lisa), Mark Gates and spouse (Julie); and daughters, Darlene Davis and Rene Priest.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers: Joe Sorrells, Jack Sorrells, and Bobby Sorrells.  She had 11 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.
She will be deeply missed.
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Hightower’s memorial Chapel, Douglasville, has charge of the arrangements.

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