Walter James Gates
August 13, 1940 - August 21, 2021
Chassidy and Michael Comella
Elizabeth Bateman
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First Baptist Church - West Monroe Feazel Chapel
West Monroe, LA 71291
318-322-5104 | Map
Wednesday 8/25, 9:30 am
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First Baptist Church - West Monroe Feazel Chapel
West Monroe, LA 71291
318-322-5104 | Map
Wednesday 8/25, 11:00 am
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Kilpatrick's Serenity Gardens
8729 Cypress Street
West Monroe, LA 71291
318-397-3766 | Map
Wednesday 8/25
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Funeral services for Walter James Gates, 81, of West Monroe will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at First West Baptist Church-Feazel Chapel. Interment will follow at Kilpatrick’s Serenity Gardens. Dr. Woods Watson and Dr. Kevin Stewart will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until service time at the church…

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Chassidy and Michael Comella left a message on August 25, 2021:
My Papaw, aka Walter, was one of the most amazing people I've ever been blessed to call a role model! He taught me so many lessons about integrity, love for your community and family, golf (whether I wanted to know or not), he showed me what true commitment was, and how a man should love a woman no matter what life throws at you. He was my Mamaw's best friend and the love of her life. And I have no doubt they are together again, so full of joy and light, in heaven. I am so happy for them!! Even if I am broken that I can't hug them just one more time.
Lori Goodwin Wilson left a message on August 25, 2021:
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Gates. He was one of my teachers and coaches at Woodlawn Jr. High in 1982. He cared for his students and was a wonderful teacher. My prayers for the family.
Elizabeth Bateman left a message on August 24, 2021:
Walter you reached your goal … heaven bound with Verda by your side.
Jon Barker left a message on August 24, 2021:
Dear Friends, it was a shock to see Walter's photo and name in the obituaries this morning. He was my voice student in college and has remained a friend since. H.V. Shaw kept us in touch. I didn't know that Verda had died. She made a presentation to music majors at LaTechU several years ago. Lori and Todd, Robert and Candy, Kathy, Kim and Gloria, and Justin, please accept our since condolences. May our Heavenly Father grant you his Comfort, Strength, and Peace.
Donna McCorkle left a message on August 23, 2021:
So sorry about Mr. Walter. I met him at McClendon where we were in a class together. He was a kind and thoughtful person. He will be missed.
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Lisa Collins left a message on August 23, 2021:
Rest In Peace Walter. You will be missed by many.
Wanda J Eady left a message on August 23, 2021:
So sorry, Robert, for the loss of Walter. He's been a friend for many years, as you know. Prayers for the days ahead that you will find comfort and strength in knowing where he is and that you are being prayed for.
Kathy Taylor left a message on August 23, 2021:
I am SO SO sorry for your loss. My heart is broken thinking about losing such a wonderful man. He and Mrs. Verda were so good to me. I thought of them as family. I'm going to miss them SO MUCH! Again I am so sorry for your loss and I'm praying for his kids and family. I love y'all dearly. 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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