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Sondra Kay Gates

March 30, 1944 ~ July 22, 2017 (age 73)

Sondra Kay "Sonnie" Gates, 73, resident of Harrisburg passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at her residence. Sonnie was born March 30, 1944 in Eldorado to the late Harold Holland and Geraldine (Whistle). She married Richard Gates who survives.  She worked as a hairdresser, a homemaker and a farmer's wife. She was a member of the Harrisburg American Legion Woman’s Auxiliary.  Sonnie loved her family and her friends. She also had a love for gardening and was a big sudoku fan.  She was an accomplished cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends alike. Sonnie had a special love for her goldfish and enjoyed spending time at her goldfish pond. Spending time at the beach was another of her favorite things to do, collecting shells and starfish. In addition to her husband, Sonnie is survived by four sons: Jim Hargrave of Galesburg, Carl (Pam) Gollihur of Raleigh, Randy (Kelley) Gates of Harrisburg, Richard “Rick” (Asta) Gates of Birmingham, AL; a daughter Rhonda Ramseyer of Cocoa, FL; a brother Mike (Nancy) Holland of Eldorado; grandchildren: Shayna Moore of Auburn, AL; Alyssa (Logan) Howell of Gadsden, AL; Landon Richard Gates of Harrisburg; Taylor Ramseyer of Merritt Island, FL; Luis (Lauren) Perez of Land O’ Lakes, FL; Lisette Perez of Tampa, FL; Derek (Felicia) Hargrave of Harrisburg, 12 great grandchildren, a nephew Mat Holland of Raleigh. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a grandson Carl Austin Gollihur. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Colonial Terrace Funeral Home in Eldorado with Rev. Scott Pilkington officiating.  Burial will be in Big Ridge Cemetery in Harrisburg.  Visitation will be 11:00 am to service time on Tuesday.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Deaconess VNA Home Care and Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home. The family would like to offer a special thanks to Dr. Jackson, Martha, Lois, Paula and everyone else who helped us in our time of sorrow.  Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family via the website www.colonialterracefuneralhome.com

 Service Information

July 25, 2017

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Funeral Service
July 25, 2017

1:00 PM

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