Sheila Gay Bates, 65, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020.
Private family services are scheduled. Sheila will lie in state at Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Borger beginning 8 am to 8 pm Wednesday and Thursday. In lieu of flowers her memory may be honored with a gift to Borger Snack Pak 4 Kids, 701 Park Place Ave, Amarillo, Texas, 79101 please place Sheila’s name in the memo line or the Faith City Missions, 600 N Tyler St, Amarillo, TX 79107.
Sheila was born August 26, 1955 in Borger to O.D. Ennis and Delpha Amyx Ennis. She married Alan Wayne Bates on August 16, 1975 in Borger. Sheila was an active member of Stinnett United Methodist Church, Amarillo Area Corvette Club and the Red Hat Society. If you knew Sheila, then you were blessed. She had a servant heart who was always willing to help anyone that needed it, she was truly a giver with a generous spirit and full of joy. Sheila enjoyed traveling, planning and hosting parties, collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia, lighthouses and antiquing. However nothing brought more joy to her life than her family, especially the light of her life, her granddaughter Emerson.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Alan.
Survivors include her daughter, Whitney Bates of Cedar Park; son, Caleb Alan Bates and wife Whitney Brooke of Spring; granddaughter, Emerson; brother, Rick Ennis and wife Sharon of Lubbock; numerous nieces and nephews; numerous great nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family and friends.
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