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Patrick "Pat" Henry Gates, Age 53, a native of Jennings and resident of Moss Bluff was entrusted to God's loving care on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at his home.
Pat worked for Calco Barge Lines aboard the "Bubba Vick". He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Moss Bluff. Pat enjoyed playing video games, watching old movies and spending time with his family. He loved reading his Bible and never met a stranger; he had a way of making people feel at ease with him.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 12 years; Shaunda Sandell Gates, Moss Bluff; children, Jeremy St. James & wife Genie, Lake Charles Nikloas Weaver, Beaumont, TX, Garth Gates, Haleigh Gates, and Channing Gates, all of Moss Bluff; nieces, Briget Hale - Spoor, Whitney Hale, Hayley Josey, Hannah Funk and great-niece; Steely Spoor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Beauregard Gates and Lilly Mae Hardy Gates and a step-son, Zachary Johnson.

Visitation will commence at Hixson Funeral Home in Welsh on Sunday, June 21, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. The visitation will continue on Monday, June 22, 2015 at the funeral home at 8:00 a.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m. Brother James Rivers will officiate. Burial will follow at Ardoin Cove Cemetery in Lacassine.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes monetary donations.
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