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.