Cassie Danyell Bates

October 16, 1984 - July 22, 2016

Cassie Danyell Bates, 31, of Frisco, Texas passed away on July 22, 2016. She was born on October 16, 1984 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Jim Bo & Pam Pate Faussett. Cassie married Elton Bates on November 7, 2009 in Timpson, Texas.  

Cassie is survived by her husband, Elton Bates of Frisco; children, Austin, Dezeray, Colt, Dusty and Skye of Frisco; parents, Jim Bo and Pam Faussett of Timpson, Texas; brother, Jeremy Hammers of Timpson, Texas; niece, Hailey Hammers of Timpson, Texas; father and mother-in-law, Jerry and Danna Bates of Flower Mound, Texas; mother-in-law, Jimmie Boots of Alamogordo, New Mexico; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by her aunt Elaine Parker and Cassie’s grandparents.

Family and friends are invited to a Visitation at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Frisco, Texas one hour prior to the Celebration of Life beginning at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 .

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Elton, May she sing and fly with the angels. I am so truly sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful soul my friend... Susan Bellson , August 20, 2016 Elton, I just found out today about Cassie. I am truly in shock and I am so sorry for your loss. Ironically, I just returned from judging the USA when I heard the news. On behalf of NPC/IFBB, we send our condolences. May God bless you, your family and the Timpson family. Sincerely, Sheilahe Brown Sheilahe , August 1, 2016 I couldn't bring myself to sign this guest book before, because it seemed like a bad dream. There was no way Cassie could be gone. I just saw her, and everything was fine. She was going to compete this weekend, and come home with her IFBB pro card. But it is true, and she is going to be missed dearly. I first met Cassie a few years ago after I started training with Elton, and I liked her from the start. At my first competition, she was there with me, holding my hand, encouraging me, supporting me and helping me be my best. After the show, I told her she would have been a good mother and I bet she was a good nurse too, because she was such a nurturer. It was just who she was. Cassie and Elton helped me achieve a life-long dream, and I told them I would always love them for that. Over time, I came to love her for many other reasons, and I admired her for her relentless pursuit of her own dream, becoming an IFBB pro. At the gym, Elton is the boss, and at home he may have acted like the boss when others were around, but it was very obvious to me that Cassie was the real boss. She had Elton wrapped around her little finger. They were two peas in a pod, perfect for each other, and madly in love. She was his business partner, his training partner, his life partner, and she left a hole no one can replace. I can't imagine doing another show without her there, helping me with posing lessons, telling me what to eat and drink an when to do it, and keeping me calm until it's my turn to walk on stage. Cassie, I love you and miss you and you'll forever hold a place in my heart. Tina Quinn, July 29, 2016 My deep sympathy & condolences for the grieving family & friends. Cassie, you will always be in our prayers. Even though you left us, your memories will live for ever. George Puli., July 28, 2016 Elton, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. There are no words I can say, and I can't imagine what you are going through. Just know that we are here for you and love you. Love Ruthey Houtz and my dad Ernie Bates Ruthey Bates Houtz, July 27, 2016 Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. Cassie you will be missed. Kim and Ed hughes, July 27, 2016 This comes as a shock and we send our condolences to the family. Cassie was extremely dedicated in everything she did and was a diligent worker. She will be missed. Sam Abraham, July 27, 2016 I have had the privilege of knowing Cassie's Pate family for many years. I had to privilege of being her teacher at Timpson High School. She was so motivated, talented, and beautiful. I extend my deepest sympathy to her family and feel so honored to have known her. Pat Crawford, July 27, 2016 Hey Cassie, I'm going to write this for you and to you because I know that you can see into the hearts of those who know and love you even more now than when you were still with us. You were sunshine. A beautiful smile, pure of heart with a b**t detector a mile wide LOL. We let distance get the better of us and I'm sorry for all of those lost memories. I will forever hear your voice in my head- faint laughter or telling me I can do one more push-up and no I can't use my boobs as an excuse...and the sweet smell of cloves...I love you Cassie. We will be there for E. Promise Linzy Bach, July 27, 2016 Cassie, I miss you so much. I wish you were here so I could talk to you. I'm not very good at this kind of thing, but I'm trying to be strong for Elton. He needs you and misses you so bad. I will never forget what you did for me, you were my sister, my friend and my backstage mom. Since you've gone it hasn't been the same, not for anyone. I finally met your parents and I've been taking care of Elton. I have been at your house everyday and all I see is your pictures everywhere. E loves you and he misses you like crazy, but you already know that. I never told you I loved you before, but I do. Cassie, you and Elton were my family and we had become so close. I will never ever forget me making you laugh so hard the last time we posed. I don't know what I'm gonna do without you at my shows, no one can do for me what you did. You were just to young for this to happen, I wish I could wake up and this all be a dream, your my sister and I need you here, Christy, Tina and all of us need you here. I wish I could just see you one more time, I wish I could talk to you one more time. I miss you so much. I promise you I will take care of Elton and I will always be there when he needs me. Why did this have to happen to you, I wish I could trade places with you, I really would. God took you for a reason I guess and even though you're in a better place I still hate it. I hate it! People have brought so much junk food to your house, I know you would be pissed if you saw it. You were supposed to win next Saturday in Vegas and you looked so good, you rocked. Rest easy my sister, I'll take care of E and make sure he's ok. Thank you for everything you did for me, you pushed me to be my best and brought out so much more in me, you guys saved my life. I will never ever forget you and I will think of you everyday at the gym. I'm doing my next show for you, everything is for you. I'm going for Mr. Texas and I wanna do it for you and E. I wish I had you to help my posing, but E will do good knowing that this is all for you. I will be thinking about u the entire time I'm getting ready, back stage and when they call my name. I'm gonna miss hearing you holler at me and tell me what I need to do when I'm on stage. I bet I still hear your voice though. I miss you so much sister. Rest easy and know that I miss you so bad. I love you girl. Jason. Jason Evans , July 27, 2016 Memories last forever...gone but not forgotten. RIP Cassie Wade & Genelyn Vadney, July 26, 2016 Pam and Jim Bo, I have just seen this on FB. My heart is absolutely broken for you. What does one say? There are no words. I know. Losing Joshua...losing Mama...I can only pray that God wrap His loving arms around you and keep you in His peace. I love you both dearly and am praying desperately for you and those she left behind. Please know that I am here if you should need anything at all. My Deepest Sympathies, Misti Misti Fowler Phillips, July 26, 2016 My deepest, heartfelt memories for the loss of your beautiful wife Elton. The love you had for each other is just a fantasy for many of us. You both were so blessed and so were many children I see, as I read all the beautiful messages. What a beautiful gift to all those she touched on earth and what a gift she is now to all the little angels in Heaven now. She will be a beautiful and perfect guardian angel now for the perfect person God has chosen her for. Those of us left here on earth will not understand the perfect plan He has for her. Elton, as she gave you strength here on earth, she will continue to give you strength here as you wait to see her again. She will always be with you and watching over you with all of her love. In His perfect love, Norma Norma Solano, July 26, 2016 So sorry for your loss. Will be praying for you- JimBo & Pam Bryan Cockrell, July 26, 2016 I have no words that will make the pain go away from your family and for our Medical City Family except that I will continue to pray in the days and weeks ahead. Although we didn't work together a ton since I was days and you nights and different units when I did get to chat with you I always enjoyed it. From learning more about your kids and husband to how all the work you put into training I always learned something new. Rest in Peace my friend Michelle Stringer, July 26, 2016 Cassie and you Elton have been good friends over the years. She always had a smile and a hug for me when our paths crossed. Elton, I know she was a wonderful wife and friend to you and she will be surely missed by all that knew her. I am saddened by our loss! Tom Tom Kaden, July 26, 2016 She was such a lovely and beautiful young lady she will truly be missed...
Shadow Rhodes, July 26, 2016 This news is so surreal. Am still in shock. I was just talking & walking with Cassie as we walked to the elevator together getting ready to start our shift. I have always admired Cassie for her dedication, patience and grace. My condolences to the family, She will be missed. Maisha Muhammad, July 26, 2016 Dear sweet Elton, we are so sorry about your mommabear! Such a beautiful person inside and out. Cass will be missed but NEVER forgotten! Anybody could see the love you two have for each other! I admired Cassie so much: her beautiful heart, her personality, her kindness and the list could go on and on. Fly high beautiful angel. Bob & Jaclyn Pessel, July 26, 2016 Words cannot express our heartfelt sympathies over this untimely loss. Our prayers are with you Elton, Jim Bo, Pam and all of her family. Cassie was a special girl and one whom we remember in awe over her never ending calmness and patience. She was a care giver thru and thru and spread much love to those in her care. We remember fondly of the times we were fortunate enough to accompany her to several of her shows. Remember the big ol' suburban Chris tooled around so we could fit the whole fam in one car :). And those cab rides, where I did all the talking to the gabby cabbies so Elton and Cass could focus on their tasks at hand. Cassie, you will live on in our memories and will never be forgotten! Elton, you are not alone; lean on your friends. Cassie would want most for you to be taken care of so lean on your friends, Elton, who will honor her and be there. God Bless!
Sandee & Chris, July 26, 2016 Elton and family, My deepest sympathies to you at this time. Cassie will always be remembered as a kind, polite and thoughtful light to our night shift family at MCD. We will miss her terribly. My prayers are with you for your loss. Julie Stiles, July 26, 2016 You will be truly missed Cassie. Praying for your family during this difficult time. Rest well Sister. Tasha Kendrick-Palmer, July 26, 2016 We are so sorry for your loss.... Timmy and Nancy Harris, July 26, 2016 My heart is broken for you Elton. Anyone could clearly see what you two meant to each other. I still can't believe this has happened. Cass was always a beautiful soul. She will be dearly missed. Teo Salinas, July 26, 2016 This Earth lost a Beauttiful Sole, and the Heaven's gained an Angel ! The Cardenas Family, July 26, 2016 Cassie. The woman that could do so much, with so little, for so many. Thank you for blessing my life by being part of it. David Bach, July 26, 2016 Cass what a great lady! A true champion. She will be missed!! You will forever be in our thoughts and prayers Brent and Vicki , July 26, 2016 I am so fortunate to have been able to call you my friend and a loved one as well, I'm also so very grateful God let our paths cross. I've always looked up to you and will always continue to. You've impacted so many lives in a such short time, and literally light up every room you've ever walked in. I promise to always watch after Jimbo & Pamela, as well as Jeremy, Hailey & E and always make sure they're taken care of. As much as I wish we could've had more time together, I know you're in a much better place now. I've always heard that God takes his greatest Angels first. I love you, & Hailey said she loves you. Until we meet again. Angel Bynum, July 26, 2016 A angel has left us GOD take care of her...Prayers for all of the family...Love Y'all... Lynne Faussett , July 26, 2016 My prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow. Genera Bolton , July 26, 2016 I wanted to express heartfelt condolences to Cassie's family. There's such a sense of helplessness when a loved one dies. I'd like to share some scriptural thoughts that helped me. Prayer is so valuable at this time, but it's not that praying simply makes us feel better. 2 Cor. 4:7 says that God can give us, "...power beyond what is normal", to go from one day to the next. This does not mean that we no longer cry or that we forget, but it means we recover. The reason we recover is because of our hope. Jesus Christ talked about our hope in John 5:28, "...all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out". Jesus was referring to the resurrection; this is our hope that helps us recover and gives us power to go on. 2 Cor. 1:3 describes our Creator as, "...the God of all comfort". One way that God comforts us is by moving people who care about us to give us words of encouragement that we need to hear. May God (Ps. 83:18) grant you peace and comfort now during this time of sorrow. Elaine Lambert, July 26, 2016 Sorry For Your Lost She Was A Wonderful Young Lady and I Love and I Am Praying For Y'all Mrs. PAM
Etienne Nannette Bussey-Douglas, July 26, 2016 Cass, this world will not be the same without you here!!!!You left such a huge impact on the people & babies that your path crossed. I was always amazed at you while you were working with me how you moved with such ease when trying to teach me to pose. I dont think I could ever do it with the ease you had. Everything you did in life you gave it 100% and if by chance you didnt think you gave it your all you would go right back and do it again until you were satisfied with the outcome. You were a amazing friend!! I always enjoyed spending time with you wether it was just hanging out, doing your hair or you helping me with posing..trying your best to teach me how to stand up tall and not tilt to the wrong side...then we would laugh and I would make a smartass comment. I will miss that laugh, there is none other like it!!! I MISS you Cass!!! I promise to watch out for E as I had told him today... that is what you would want me to do. Make sure he is taking care of himself. I will never understand WHY you my friend but only that God has it all planned out ahead of time. I will miss you so much and our times together but know you will always be with me. I love you Cass & I will miss you dearly!! Until we meet again show them up there in heaven what an angel they gained!!! With much love!! Your friend, Christy
Christy Hagler , July 25, 2016 Drear family, We are so sorry. Our prayers are with your family. Glen and Drewan Nugent Drewan Nugent, July 25, 2016 Sorry to hear the sadden news. You were always a beautiful woman and a major leader when it came to cheerleading ... you will be missed truly. It was too soon to depart but GOD knows best. Rest easy... LaShannon(Yarbrough) Jones, July 25, 2016 Cassie and I talked Wednesday evening, I was so shocked and saddened at the news of her passing. Elton, she loved you and her family so much. Cassie was such a special young woman to work with and I will miss her. Marty Tillery, July 25, 2016 Mommabear , NO !! This can't be real. You are not supposed to leave me. You are my everything !! My life. My heart. My soul. My best friend. My only thing in life. We are one. Now I'm alone. This can't happen. I need you. You need me. We are Team Bates. I'm wearing your engagement ring. Your wedding ring. They are on my finger forever. I woke from my coma in 2009 because you were strong enough to will me to come back to life. You saved my life. I couldn't quit fighting because you showed me there was a reason to wake up. That day was July 22. Now, you leave this earth 7 yrs later on July 22. Why ?? What did we do to deserve this ?? We were private people who kept to ourselves. So now, why ?? I'm all alone. I'm so lost. I need to be with you. Our babies ( our sweet puppies) on earth here need you. Our babies (our sweet puppies) in heaven now have you. We are seperated. You always told me as long as you are near enough to have even one finger touch me, that's all you needed. Now, I need to be able to touch you. We were the best communicators. We knew each other in every way. Nothing compares to our love and marraige. We fell in love more and more everyday. We were one heartbeat. Everyone knew how much we truly were in love by just watching our actions towards each other. I don't know what to do in life without your guidance. Come back to me mommabear !! We have never been apart longer than 12 hrs at any point in time. Now, it's already been 72 hrs since I saw you and we hugged and kissed and said I love you to each other. We said I love you at lest 100 times a day to each other. You were going to get your pro card this upcoming Saturday at USA 's. Our journey wasnt over. Come back !! I need you. Your friends need you. The babies at hospital need you. Come back please momma. I'm begging you. Breathe on my neck again as you sleep snuggled on me. I need your touch. My heart can't beat withou you. This world is out of control and you were here to keep it sane for you and I. I'm supposed to protect you. Sheild you from everything. I know you are now protected in heaven forever. But , I need you !! You changed my life completely and I am the man I am just because of you. Just know this you are now an IFBB pro female bodybuilder because I know you had this upcoming show won. You were polished and detailed and ready to outshine all others. Hands down. Mommabear, you know my heart belongs to you forever. No one will ever replace you. We made that promise all the time. I won't let you down. EVER !! Rest please momma. Play ball and pet our babies in heaven with you and kiss them for daddy. Then y'all rest more. I hope you are proud of the ceremony I have planned on Wednesday. I'm not that good at that stuff. But, I hope you are proud and yell out that's my daddy. Go daddy. Momma likes. After ceremony, I will have you back home forever where you belong. Our ashes of our babies that have passed are waiting to be right next to you. Nothing will ever seperate us. I promise you that. Just lead me as I go at this alone. Help me please. I'm begging you. I can't wait to be with you once again. I need to be with you now. Rest momma rest because I will be there soon to prep you for another show in heaven. And be crowned heavens female bodybuilding champion. I love you with all my being. We will always continue to be inseparable. Team Bates. We compete to win !! You are my bride. And I will always be your husband. Hand in hand always. I love you I need you. I'm lost, your forever daddybear !! Dusty, Colt and Skye miss you terribly !! I love you ,we love you. We will see you soon ok, Your one and only husband and protector, Daddybear Elton Bates , July 25, 2016 Our deepest Sympathy. God bless. Carl and Sheila Barrett, July 25, 2016 I have no words to describe the emotions that I feel with your passing. You are the LAST one I thought I would ever see go. I always admired your work ethic for your sport but I REALLY admired your dedication to the babies you took care of at the hospital....I don't know how you did it. You were a loving wife to E and you were always a hoot to be around. I miss a lot of things about you but I have to say that I miss your laughter. Your laugh was personal to me and to hear it always brought a lift and a smile. I miss the " goofy " things we did ( double dog dare ) and the good times we shared. I admired you wayyyy more than you will ever know and that is a tragedy in itself. I should have said these things but I believe you always knew how much I respected, admired and adored you. I loved you Cass and you were blessed by the love of many but we were blessed for having known you. Please know that the " good " in all of this is that I will do a better job of sharing my thoughts and feeling with those that I care for. We all promise to look after E for you ( even though he can be a royal pain )....LOL... because I KNOW that is something you would ask had you had the foresight. I Miss You Cass I Love You and a Double Dog Dare Big Daddy Brant Brantley Hagler A.K.A. BIg Daddy, July 25, 2016 I was shocked and sadden that you left us so soon. I worked with you on your nutrition for your first show and we did your posing suits. May you rest in peace. Prince Harrison, July 25, 2016