Mildred Bates

Mildred Bates

1929-2017

Funeral services for Mildred Bernice Bates, 87, Van, were held Friday, March 24, 2017 at Van Assembly of God Church with Ed Wisehart officiating. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery.
She passed away on March 20, 2017 in Tyler.
She was born June 27, 1929 in Van to the late Clinton Marion Freeman and Maudie Taylor Freeman. She had lived in the area all of her life, was a member of Van Assembly of God Church and enjoyed traveling. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Olan Bates, brother, Sonny Freeman and a sister, Lois Dean Freeman.
Survivors include her daughter, Melba Breedlove and her husband, James, of Van; four grandchildren, Deanna and Melvin Goss of Terrell, Danny and Stacey Breedlove of Atlanta, Walter and Becky Breedlove of Stafford, Va. and Amanda Breedlove of Van; eight great-grandchildren, Faith, Kandyce, Danielle, Haylee, Coleman, Anessa, Taylor and Gavan; and two great-great-grandchildren, Cason and Hadley.