Edith Leola Gates, 1930-2020


Edith Leola Gates, 89, of Midlothian, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020 in Midlothian. She was born on Dec. 13, 1930 in Telephone to the late Earnest Dooley and Georgie Kleiber Dooley.

Edith was a homemaker and seamstress, loved quilting and was a member of Sand Springs Baptist Church in Mineola. She married the love of her life Paul Gates on June 27, 1947.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 73 years, Paul Gates of Midlothian; daughters, Sharolyn Pumphrey of Evant, Linda James of Winnsboro and Sandra Nevil of Midlothian; sister, Evelyn Vanaselberg; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Beaty Funeral Home, 5320 S. State Hwy. 37 in  Mineola. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Bro. Jim Parker conducting. Interment will be at Cedar Memorial Gardens in Mineola, with Stacey Zhanel, Stephanie Bell, Angela Gallup, Callie Hotelling, Gracie Bell, Madison Bell, Stephani Klovensky and Ashley Ward serving as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to breast cancer research.