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Bonnie Cates

April 1, 1958 — June 21, 2023

Whiteville, TN

UPDATED FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR BONNIE CATES
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2023 AT 3:00 PM
HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH
 
 
Bonnie Jean Earnest Cates, age 65, a resident of Whiteville, TN, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, in Pontotoc, MS.  Funeral Services for Mrs. Cates will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at 3:00 PM at Harmony Baptist Church with Bro. Grover Westover officiating. Burial will follow at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation for Bonnie will be held on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM at the Harmony Baptist Church. 
 
Bonnie was born on April 1, 1958, in Memphis, TN. She was a homemaker. She was married to Danny Carlton Cates who survives. She enjoyed shopping, baking, playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed her midnight adventures.  
 

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, Louise Wallace of Orange, TX; two sons, Tommy Austin, Jr. of Somerville, TN and Chris Cates (Katelyn) of Pontotoc, MS; four daughters, Vida Louise Rojas of Somerville, TN, Christy Jean Wilson (Eric) of Whiteville, TN, April Danielle Derrick (Chase) of Pontotoc, MS, and Tammy Marie Bell (Tracy) of Gunnersville, AL; three brothers, Bundy Eugene Earnest, Jr. (Gloria) of Whiteville, TN, William Harold Earnest (Rhonda) of Orange, TX, James Carol Earnest (Patty) of Orange, TX; and one sister, Sylvia Louise Austin (James) of Orange, TX.  She also leaves a legacy of 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Pallbearers for the service are Chris Cates, Eric Wilson, Andy Cates, Chase Derrick, Donnie Brookins, Dewaine Hayes, Tracy Bell, and Hunter McElwee.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. All arrangements and services are under the direction of the Lea & Simmons Funeral Home in Brownsville, TN. 

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

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Burial

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Starts at 3:45 pm (Central time)

Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery

3844 Eurekaton Rd, Stanton, TN 38069

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