Lorena Sanderlin GatesMonticello, AR, 1935 - 2018 0comment
Lorena Sanderlin Gates, age 82 of Monticello, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. She was born November 5, 1935 in Drew County, Ark., to the late D. C. Sanderlin and Willie Lee Shelton Sanderlin.
She was the widow of J. E. Gates, retired teacher and librarian and was a very faithful member of First Baptist Church. She was a member of Drew Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and was a member of Delta Kappa Gama Sorority. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Eugene Sanderlin, John Sanderlin, Jr., Bo Sanderlin, Billy Sanderlin and Howard Sanderlin; one sister, Laverne Rickman; son-in-law, Aaron Stallman; and step-daughter, Billye Garrett.
Survivors include one son, Gene Gates and wife Amanda of Fayetteville; one daughter, Jayme Stallman of Benton; two brothers, D. C. "Pete" Sanderlin of Ypsilanti, Mich., and Jimmy Sanderlin of Monroe, La.; one sister, LaNell McKiever of Monticello; six grandchildren, Madelynn Gates and fiancé Elliott Collins, Jay Kent Gates both of Fayetteville, Klana Stallman and A. J. Stallman both of Benton, Gates Self and fiancé Katie Smith of Houston, Texas, and Walker Self and wife Christina of Dallas, Texas; one half-sister, Glenda Self of Houston, Texas.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at First Baptist Church with burial to follow in Union Ridge Cemetery. Visitation 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to: First Baptist Church-Youth Program, 413 N. Main, Monticello, Ark., 71655 or Monticello Library, 114 W. Jefferson, Monticello, Ark., 71655. Online guestbook www.stephensondearman.com.
Published May 7, 2018
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