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Bonnie Shipman Gates
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Birth: Sep. 24, 1957
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 2011
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

WALTERBORO - Mrs. Bonnie Shipman Gates, 53, Walterboro, entered into her state of eternal rest Thursday morning, January 20, 2011, at her residence. The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2 o'clock until 4 o'clock in The Crosby Stateroom of the funeral home.

Mrs. Gates was born September 24, 1957, in Charleston, and was a daughter of James William Shipman and Madalyn Strickland Shipman.

She was a graduate of the Roper School of Nursing with her degree in Nursing and was a Licensed Practical Nurse 2 with the state of South Carolina. For fifteen years, she was a licensed practical nurse with Baker Hospital as well as Roper Hospital both in Charleston and was currently employed with Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro.

During her career, she was awarded with several achievements and awards, but her proudest achievement was being awarded Licensed Practical Nurse of the Year - for her devotion and dedication to her career and the wellbeing of others in her care.

Surviving in addition to her parents of North Charleston are: her husband of thirty-three years, Mr. Jack Dunham Gates; two daughters, Amanda Tressie Gates and Hollis Michelle Fuse and her husband Christian all of Walterboro; a brother, Mark William Shipman of Hanahan; and her beloved Dachshund, Hershey.

In lieu of flowers, the family has respectfully requested that memorial contributions be directed in her memory to the following: The American Diabetes Association , 1701 North Beauregard Street Alexandria, VA 22311 - or donate at:; or to, The American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 - or donate at:

Arrangements by: THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, 843.538.5408.

Published in Charleston Post & Courier on January 23, 2011 
Specifically: No Cemetery
Created by: Paulette
Record added: Jan 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64575349

- Paulette
 Added: Jan. 23, 2011

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