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Derrell Charles Gates

May 1, 1973 — March 2, 2023

NORMAN PARK, GA - Derrell Charles Gates, 49, of Norman Park, passed away Thursday, March 2, 2023, at his home.

A memorial service will be held in Florida at his grandmother's residence at 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

Born May 1, 1973, in Quantico, Virginia, he was the son of Derrell Allen Gates of Florida and the late Mary Sue Gates.  Mr. Derrell was the manager of a pecan warehouse owned by Ken Apperson.  Derrell was a forest firefighter and served his country in the United States Army.  Mr. Derrell enjoyed trading on the stock market and socializing with his family and friends.  Most of all, Derrell was a social guy with a big heart for others. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church. 

 Derrell will be missed by his surviving family, father, children, Shelly Gates and Charles Gates, and siblings Tiffaney Jacobson, Kendra Stephens, and Amanda Risinger.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” 

Psalm 23

 

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