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Marion Ruth Cates

Marion Ruth Cates of Colfax, TX passed away in Mabank, TX on January 23, 2016 at the age of 90. Marion was born on January 07, 1926 in Jersey City, New Jersey to Harry Hoyt Wilson and Alice Quinn Wilson. Marion was the Director of Nursing in Van at Country Inn Nursing Home and was a member of the Eastern Star in Ben Wheeler. She is survived by her son, B E Cheatham, daughters, Alice Hayes and Susie Armstrong, 8 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Alice Wilson, husband, H G Cates, sons, David and John Robinson, great granddaughter, Mary Quinn and 12 siblings. Memorial service will be held on January 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Colfax Baptist Church on FM 16 in Ben Wheeler, TX. Clergy: Mark Carter


JAN 30. 02:00 PM Colfax Baptist Church 4946 FM 16 Ben Wheeler, TX, US, 75754-3227

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Aunt Marion, although I know that you are in Heaven now, I will truly miss you here on earth. I will never forget that voice and the making of the hot tea. But mostly I will remember what an inspiration you were to me...the prayers and the love. You will always be one of the strongest women I know, you dealt with and overcame so much in life and still took the time to praise the Lord and help lead others to salvation. You were such a blessing to me...Love, Jo Rudel

Jo Rudel Jan 30 2016 12:00 AM

Healing Tears - All White was purchased for the family of Marion Ruth Cates.

Anonymous Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

Aunt Marion was so feisty and energetic all of the time and it was always a treat to be with her. She stayed in touch with her Wilson family even though she lived so far away. She will be missed. My sympathy to Susie and her family. Please stay in touch.

Gail O'Donnell Jan 26 2016 12:00 AM

Ms. Marion was one of my first and favorite Residents when I transitioned from dietary to nursing. It's amazing to think how much I learned from her about my job. She was always smiling! She was very knowledgeable and would share some of her experience with anyone who talked with her. She loved her family and we all knew it. She would ask for "Her Susie" first thing every morning along with that morning coffee. She definitely knew Susie would take care of things, big or small. She impacted me in a very deep way and I loved her. God, bless all of her family during this difficult time.

Shayvonne Johnson Jan 26 2016 12:00 AM

I remember Ms. Marion's smile. She and I would joke a lot about everything and her laugh was amazing. Remember she and I would talk about Susie " She hasn't came to see me yet, she must be very busy, Remember her saying she works to hard. She's my daughter...Hard worker.." It was a joy to have met this Sweet Lady. She always talked about her Susie..She always said My Susie.. She was a joy to take care of. You will be Missed.

Jocie King Jan 26 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marion Cates

Jocie King Jan 26 2016 12:00 AM

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Friends and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM