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Rosa Lee (King) Pate "Mimi"

September 13, 1930 — February 15, 2023

Rosa Lee (King) Pate


Rosa Lee (King) Pate was born September 13, 1930 on the Ridge out from Centerville, Texas, to John Walter and Mary Katherine (Wilkins) King. She married James Alvin Pate on August 26, 1950. She lived in the Centerville area for all but a few short years when she and Alvin moved to Dallas for work. After they moved back to Centerville she worked at several jobs in town. But she took the most pride in being a homemaker. She always put her family first and always made sure she took good care of them. She was a very good cook and there was always plenty of food on the stove or table when her kids were growing up. She was a very loving mother to her kids and loving “Mimi” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her favorite pastime was visiting with her family and keeping up with everyone . She always wanted to know where everyone was, how they were doing and what was going on with them. Her world revolved around her family. She was baptized in Boggy Creek as a young adult and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She passed away February 15, 2023 at the Texas Loving Care Assisted Living in Madisonville, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Cathie Lynn (Pate) Largent; grandson, David Largent; brothers, Lester, Chester, Easker, George, Norman and William Alfred “Fritz” King and sisters, Effie Parrish, Cordell Finney, Dorothy Lane, Verna “Tincy” Lewis, Peggy Bain and Ella Mae Boyd.

Surviving family includes her son, Mike Pate and wife Rose of Centerville; Four Grandchildren, Danna Warren and husband Mark of Centerville, Daniel Largent and wife Kristie of Centerville, Shane Pate and wife Lauren of Centerville, Brandon Pate and wife Lettie of Centerville; Sixteen Great-Grandchildren, Ty and Caitlyn, Shelton, Tracer and Koylin, Dustin, Kaylee, Hayden and Casen, Cade, Kaydie and Clay, Steven, Shyanne, David and Catherine; three Great-Great-Grandchildren, Tucker, Everleigh and Layton; and one brother, Freddy King of Centerville.

Funeral services honoring Rose's life will be held 2 P.M., Sunday, February 19, 2023 at Walters Funeral Home, Centerville, Texas.  Pastor of the Cowboy Church of Leon County, Tuffy Loftin, will officiate the service.  Interment will follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in the Ridge Community of Leon County, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Daniel Largent, Shane Pate, Brandon Pate, Shelton Largent, Tracer Largent and Ty Warren. Honorary pallbearers are Cade Pate, Dustin Pate, Steven Largent and David Largent.

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