|Birth: ||Sep. 13, 1914|
|Death: ||Dec. 28, 2003|
Nelson, of Groves,passed away Sunday at Christus St. Mary Hospital.
He had lived in Jefferson County for the past 55 years. He was a retired carpenter with Construction Local #502, where he had worked for over 50 years, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Groves.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Frances Avis Gates.
Survivors include his wife, Vivian Broussard-Gates; three daughters, Ginger Goates, Dale Simon; and Maudine White; one stepdaughter, Linda Desormeaux; one son, Gary L. Gates; two stepsons, Jim Broussard and Paul Broussard; sister, Una Lanier; thirteen grandchildren, Kemi Abell, Erica Dean, Kriste Scarborough, Keri Ribby, Deana Blackmon, Kevin Hebert, Troy Hebert, Ray Hebert, Brian Simon, Robert Simon, Brian Gates, Gina Gates, and Wendy Gates; two step grandchildren, Michael Desormeaux; and Donna Segura; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Groves, with Reverend Charles Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Frances Avis Walker Gates (1911 - 1990)*
Ginger Sue Gates Goates (1940 - 2011)*
Dale Gates Simon (1946 - 2006)*
Greenlawn Memorial Park
Created by: jrrmr910
Record added: May 01, 2004
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