|Birth: ||Dec. 26, 1922|
|Death: ||Apr. 14, 2010|
Esther B. Royse Bates, widow of Carl A. Bates Sr., departed this life on Wednesday April 14th, 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky. She was born on December 26th, 1922 in Soldier, Kentucky to the late Edward Royse and May Wescott Royse.
She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Esther was survived by five children, Michael (and Carol) Bates of Lexington, Kentucky, Carl A. (and Nancy) Bates, Jr. of Florida, Janice K. (and Mike) Mozer of Cincinnati, Ohio, Teresa Bates and Connie L. Bates both of Cynthiana, Kentucky; 8 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; one brother, Jack Royse of Frankfort, Kentucky; and one sister, Avis Pierce of North Carolina.
Visitations were held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 17th, at the Tucker, Yocum, & Wilson Funeral Home in Georgetown, Kentucky.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 17th, 2010 in the Chapel of the Tucker, Yocum, & Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Glenn Redmon officiating.
Her pallbearers were, Ronnie Bates, Donnie Bates, Joseph Switzer, Mike Mozer, Harold Bates, and Britney Switzer.
Burial followed in the Crestlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Georgetown, Kentucky.
THIS IS A TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF ESTHER,
I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow
of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when my life is done.
Crest Lawn Gardens Cemetery
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Record added: May 26, 2010
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Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on. Cherished memories will never fade, because one loved is gone. Those we love can never be, more than a thought apart, for as long as there is a memory, they live with in our heart.|
Added: May. 26, 2010