Winnie Louise Wales Gates
October 5, 1924 - June 25, 2014
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Mrs. Gates Louise Wales Gates was born Ocotber 5, 1924 in Shreveport, LA and passed June 25, 2014 in West Monroe, Louisiana after a lengthy illness.Winnie is survived by her daughter, Charlotte Wales; grandchildren, Dallas Nichols, Cody Wales, Vince Torres, Chris Jackson and many great grandchildren.Flowers were sent to the residents and staff at Landmark…

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Alma Carmouche left a message on July 9, 2014:
Louise was my friend and stepmother most of my life. She always supported me, never came between my dad and me, never came between my mom and me. She had a special place in my life. I learned a lot from her.Louise was a loving and faithful wife to my dad. When I saw Dad, I saw her. She was feisty and strong willed. I still remember her smoking in my bathroom when I had asked that she not smoke in the house! After all, it was raining, she couldn't get wet! Ha!She was Mee Maw to my children. She made them eat all of the raisin pie! (Yuck! Glad it was them and not me!)I watched her and Dad turn into new people in their old age when they gave their hearts to Jesus. Louise always wanted Dad to go to church with her and when they moved back to the Monroe area, to his old stomping grounds, he finally went and never looked back to his old life. I witnessed a changed man and woman. He was 87 and she was “old enough”.In her latter years, dementia and Alzheimer’s took their toll on her, causing her to fear and distrust people closest to her, making it hard on her caregivers. She got to where she didn't talk much, if at all. I know now she is singing and shouting the victory in heaven with Jesus and Dad.
Matt Carmouche left a message on July 9, 2014:
Winnie Gates was my grandmother. "Mee Maw" as we called her, was a big part of my life. I love my memories of she and my grandpaw through the years.My earliest memories of her are when they lived in Biloxi, MS. She was very orderly and pristine. Her clothing was always perfectly pressed, hair set like in the movies, a laugh that was infectious, and the smell of her vintage musk fragrance. A strong and passionate woman, too. Nothing got passed her. She was witty though stern.When they made the move back to north Louisiana, I would stay at their home during the summers. I learned a lot from her like how to make coffee so black that you were jolted into the day, eggs - in every way but the perfect "over easy", making the perfect bed, and things like how to stand up for your own values while being respectful to others.Church on Sundays was a MUST, it didn't matter if you didn't want to go. She made some amazing pies and meals...I always thought that was the reward for being obedient but it was more of her just sharing her love.Oh Mee Maw, I'm happy she is no longer struggling. Her purpose was so fully and excellently served. I will always love and miss her.Rest well, Mee Maw.Your grandson,Matthew James Carmouche
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