Melissa Ownby Gates

June 24, 1967 ~ March 11, 2021 (age 53)



Melissa Gates, age 53 of Cosby, passed away at her home on Thursday, March 11, 2021.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Sophia Carr; brother, Joe; and special cousin, Russell.

She is survived by her husband, Ralph Gates; parents, Phyllis (Wendell) Brooks & Louis (Peggy) Ownby; children, Phyllis, Cassie, & Brian Lee; several grandchildren, special family, and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 2PM on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, located at 1379 Providence Road in Sevierville.


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Graveside Service
March 14, 2021

2:00 PM
Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, Providence Road, Sevierville

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