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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Thursday February 24th, 2022
1:00pm - 1:45pm

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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Thursday February 24th, 2022

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Lakeview Memorial Park
Thursday February 24th, 2022

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Marie McLeod Bates

Marie McLeod Bates, 93, went home on Saturday, February 19, 2022, at Brookdale of Reidsville.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at Wilkerson Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Cochran officiating, burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, from 1:00-2:00PM.

Marie was born on November 7, 1928, to the late Enoch and Amanda McLeod in Harnett County, NC. She was an Executive Secretary at Sears and Roebuck for 45 years and also tutored elementary school children for a season.  She was a longtime member and dedicated Sunday School Teacher of Browns Summit Methodist Church and was very active in both the church and the community. She enjoyed traveling with her late husband of 53 years, playing golf, beach trips with her sister, Juanita, and spending time with her beloved grandson, Brandon.  Marie will be remembered as a kind, loving, social, woman who loved her family and the Lord.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Parrish Bates and son, Dean Lee Bates. Marie is survived by her daughter, Terry Dingess and husband, Tom; grandson, Brandon Lee Dingess; siblings, Neil McLeod and Juanita Watkins.

The family would like to say a very special thank you to the staff and associates of Brookdale Reidsville for the loving care and compassion they bestowed on Marie and family; for over two years they gave her such joy. We would also like to thank AuthoraCare whom saw to her special medical and spiritual care in these many months without these two wonderful organizations we would have been lost. We were blessed!

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Sarah Mar 27 2022 4:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marie Bates

Sarah Mar 27 2022 4:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marie Bates

Keith Bates Feb 24 2022 7:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marie Bates

Barbara ingool Feb 23 2022 6:40 PM

Dear Terry, so sorry for the loss of your mom. We spent many years working together at Sears.

Naomi (Baldwin) Lee Feb 23 2022 4:02 PM

RIP Marie

Tammy Feb 22 2022 10:07 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marie Bates

Shelby Alderman-Keith Feb 22 2022 9:01 AM

We are very sorry to hear about Mrs. Bates.

Jimmy, Cathy, and Jason Rayle Feb 22 2022 2:39 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marie Bates

Sandra P Smith Feb 21 2022 11:46 PM

Terry and family we are saddened by your loss I have many fond memories of your mother from my days in Civitan when the church ladies would fix meals for the club she would always tell me about you and your family know that one day we will all meet again in heaven our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours may God be with you Roger and Sabrina Soyars

Roger Soyars Feb 21 2022 10:33 PM

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