OBITUARIES

Billy Braden Tate, Jr.
December 23, 1967 - June 9, 2018

Billy Braden Tate, Jr., 50, of Gautier, Miss., died June 9, 2018 at Merit Health Central. He was born Dec. 23, 1967, in Tupelo, Miss. He was a member of Spanish Trail Baptist Church, past Master of Singing River Blue Lodge #633 in Gautier, Shrine Joppa Temple and York Rites. He was a carpenter for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his father Billy Braden Tate, Sr. and his brother Raymond Eugene Leathers.

Survivors include his mother Melba Gean Tate; son, Braden Lane Tate; his sisterís Juanita Morphis and Tommie Jean Patterson; his brothers, Boyce Levain Leathers (Nancy), Johnny Patterson (Carol), Tony Patterson, and Billy Braden Tate III.; 11 nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services will be Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 6 p.m. at Spanish Trail Baptist Church in Gautier, Miss. with Rev. H.C. Lewellen and Rev. David Taylor officiating.