Mary Lee Bates, age 90, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at Francois Bend Assisted Living in Gonzales, Louisiana at 7:15 AM. A native of Arkansas and a resident of Prairieville, Louisiana.
Visiting at Ascension Funeral Home, 426 W. New River Street, Gonzales, Louisiana, on Friday, August 27, 2021 from 9:00 AM until services at 11:00 AM. Burial to follow at Hope Haven Garden of Memory in Gonzales, Louisiana.
Mary is survived by her four children, Mary Gail Carpenter, Pam (Johnny) Cagnolatti, Alan (Trudy) Bates, and Rhonda (Jeff) Evanchak; sister, Helen Roberson; eleven grandchildren, Ray Michael, Jr., Yvette Michel, Rani Carpenter, Guy (Heather) Carpenter, Brian Carpenter, Stacey (Joe) Bumpus, Darrin (Emilie) Cagnolatti, Sabrina (Justin) Lea, Alex Bates, Lindsey (Derek) LeBlanc, and Brad Wintz; and numerous great-grandchildren including Anna Catherine Bumpus, Liam Bumpus, Cadence Cagnolatti, Chase Cagnolatti, Dhiren Waldhelm, Matthew Wintz, and Remy Lea.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Presley C. “PC” Bates; and parents, Lee and Georgia Bidwell.
She was a member of Southside Church of Christ.
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