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Bonnie Williams Bates

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Bonnie Williams Bates

Memorial services for Bonnie Williams Bates 88, of Seminole will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2021 in the South Seminole Baptist Church with Rev. Buck Wheat officiating, under the direction of Ratliff Funeral Home of Seminole.

Bonnie passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021 in Lubbock. Bonnie was born Sep

Bonnie was born September 29, 1932 in Post. She graduated from Post High School and attended Hardin Simmons University. She married Rayford Bates, May 15, 1952 in Post. They moved to Seminole in 1953. Bonnie was a member of the South Seminole Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School in the children’s department for many years and was active in Meals on Wheels. Bonnie was employed at Seminole State Bank for seven years and First National Bank of Seminole for 13 years; retiring in 1997.

She is preceded in death by a daughter Teri Bingham in 1994, a grandson, Darren Bingham in 1997, and her beloved husband Rayford, June 10, 2006.

Bonnie is survived by a son Joe Bates of Amarillo; a sister Ethel Temple of Lubbock, a granddaughter Mica Bingham of Seminole; and great-grandchildren Darren and Kambree Monroe of Lubbock, Riley McBryde, Jonathon and Raelynn McBryde all of Lubbock.

Memorial Donations to Buckner’s Children Home.