June Gates

God welcomed an angel, June Gates, resident of Sunbury, into Heaven on Saturday, June 5, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.

June’s smile, gentle manner, and encouraging words made it a joy to be in her presence and her life is a testament to a woman well-loved.  She enjoyed traveling, swimming and spending time with family and friends.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland on June 6, 1955 to Sterling and Emma M. (Oiler) Tackett.  She was a graduate of Buckeye Valley High School, Class of 1973.  June was a devoted mother and homemaker who cherished every moment caring for her family.  She was an Executive Admin at Chase Bank and Joe Walker Realty and later served as a receptionist for Sunbury Christian Church.

June will be deeply missed by all who knew her, including her husband, Stephen Gates of Sunbury, OH; her children, Holly (Mike) Aleccia of Grand Rapids, MI,  Connie (Greg) Jessup of Wilton, CT, Joe (Meghan) Creitz of Sunbury, OH; grandchildren, Abby, Kendall, Mike, Austin, Ashlee, Benjamin, Julianna, Jenavieve and a baby girl expected any day;  parents, Sterling and Emma Tackett of Sunbury, OH; sister, Patsy (Mike) Link of Ostrander, OH.

Waiting in Heaven for June are her beloved brother, Mike; her God-mother, Delores “Rose” Chambers; her grandparents; and other precious loved-ones (including the four-legged variety).

The family will receive guests from 4 – 7 PM on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Fellowship Bible Chapel, 2949 County Road 605, Sunbury.  A service celebrating June’s life will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, June 11th, 2021 in the same location with Pastor Charles Atkinson officiating. All are welcome.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve June’s family.  Please share a memory or condolence with the family on this website.


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