Jimmie Ruth Burnette Bates, 76, a resident of Baker, LA and born in Ruth, MS, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Miracle Place Church, 2080 Main Street, Baker, LA 70714 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 9:00 am until service time at 11:00 am conducted by Rev. Ricky Sinclair. A 2:30 pm graveside service will follow at Hollywood Cemetery, 900 Pennsylvania Ave., McComb, MS 39648. She is survived by her daughters, Melessia Bates, Marlene Babin and husband Jimmy, son, Willie Jonathan Bates, sisters, Mary Frances Mathis, Ellen Graham and husband, Cletis, brothers, Bobbie Joe Burnette and wife, Loretta, Carley Grover Burnette and wife Mary and Virgin Lynn Burnette, nine grandchildren, Ryan Robert, Nathan Robert, Joshua Robert, Brittney Nichols, Brooke Hafliger, Derek Babin, Stephen Babin, Rebekah Babin and Katie Babin and fifteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Willie J. Bates and parents, Thurl and Edna Burnette.
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