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Elsie Mae Gates

November 10, 1947 — February 29, 2024

Elsie Mae Gates, 76, of Roanoke, passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at her residence, surrounded by family in love.  


She was born on November 10, 1947 in Forest, Virginia where she resided for many years until moving to Roanoke, Virginia. 


She is survived by her loving daughter, Denise Gates; granddaughters, Keira Gates and Johnae Gates; three sisters and one brother; along with many other family members and friends.


A graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 07, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. at Forest Level Baptist Church Cemetery.


Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family. 

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Forest Level Baptist Church

2461 Bateman Bridge Rd, Forest, VA 24551

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