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Nellie Mae Bates

Nellie Barnett Bates, age 89, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2020 from Covid 19. Nellie is survived by her siblings, Eugene Barnett (Marie), JoAnn B'Hymer, and Jerry Barnett (Kathy); her children Sandra Anderson (Mike Schuerman), Dennis Anderson (Connie), Judith Anderson, Teresa Burkholder (Dave); her grandchildren Brittney Burkholder (Nick Abraham), Laurie Deardorff (Dan), Andrew Spurlock (Tabitha), Wesley Anderson, Bethany Parziale (Pete), Ben Burkholder, Michael Wehby, Michael Schuerman Jr, Nick Schuerman (Heather), Tammy Hirsch (Dave) and great grandchildren, Alivia Deardorff, Addyson Deardorff, Luke Anderson, Liam Spurlock, Chase Deardorff, Clyde Spurlock, Henry Hirsch, Lucie Hirsch, Carly Hirsch, Emmy Schuerman and Rush Sandlin. She was preceded in death by Donald Bates (Spouse), Clarence Barnett (Father), Anna Barnett (Mother), Tom Barnett (brother) and Wesley Jay Anderson (son). Nellie was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She had many friends. She was loved by her family, church family, neighbors, co-workers, Memory Care residents and Care Givers. She loved going to church, singing, playing piano, walking, reading the bible, gardening and cooking. She developed a sense of humor that gave everyone around her a smile or laugh. Nellie will have a private funeral. A celebration of her life for friends and family will be held at a later date when we are able to gather safely.

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I just found out that Nellie passed.I miss her .She was always so funny and a pleasure being around. I would clean for her and Don and they always made me feel like family .I was Blessed to have know them :pray:

Linda Taylor Jan 17 2021 7:32 PM

Nellie was a dear, sweet sister in the Lord. I loved being with her. She was not afraid to speak her mind and give you her honest opinion. My husband and I had many fun times with her and Don. I am blessed to be her friend.

Barbara McKenzie Dec 28 2020 3:08 PM

I met Nellie and Don in Sunday school class in 2001. They were both wonderful, generous people. Nellie was one of the most loving and lovable people I ever met. Our loss is Heaven's gain.

Judy Carpenter Dec 27 2020 10:15 PM

Always enjoyed going to Nellie's for new years. She was so much fun being around. One classy lady.

Diana Parker Dec 27 2020 9:53 PM

Nellie was a joy to know... Her smile lit up a room. I loved her laugh... She had the best laugh! When we had sing alongs during activities she loved to sing. She was my partner during the pumpkin carving contest... She picked the design. When she found out we won she was so excited. I have many memories of Nellie and will miss her dearly,. May God surround Nellie and her family with love during this time. Michelle W.

Michelle Wray Dec 27 2020 8:31 AM

I am going to miss my partner in crime! Love you miss Nellie Mae. You will always be in my heart! :two_hearts:

Casey Jones Dec 26 2020 10:48 PM

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