Henrietta: February 11, 2015 at home surrounded by her loving family at age 73 years. Predeceased by her husband Neil E. Gates and her mother Mary Smith. Survived by children; Dawn Moore of Avon, Rebecca Gross of Avon, Bruce Gates of Henrietta, and Kathy Gates-Walrath of Greece. Grandchildren; Chelsea (Jerrod) Kay, Kristina, Sean (Alyssa), Douglas, Mickenzie, James, Gillian, and Bridget. Sister, Geraldine (Philip) Schultz of Conesus. Several nieces & nephews.
Friends may call on Friday, February 20th, from 3:30-7:00pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street (Rte 20A), Livonia, where services will be held on Saturday, February 21st, at 10:30am. Burial Union Cemetery, Livonia. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pluta Cancer Center Foundation, 125 Red Creek Drive, Rochester, NY 14623 or the Lifetime Care Hospice, 3111 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY 14623. To send a condolence and for further information please visit:
Follow Me, by C. Lee
Long I wandered, deep in thought
Trying to find my way.
Stumbling here, turning there…
Until the trees all looked the same.
“Follow me,” the pine tree whispered.
“Walk this way,” the steambed called.
Joyously, I listened then,
For in the wind I heard the call.
“Follow Me,” it gently said.
“You’ll find your heart’s delight.
Come walk with Me, my precious friend.
Come, let me be your guide.”
While we walked I learned of love,
Of joy and peace and faith.
The woods grew dim; the path, more straight
With Jesus as my guide.