Virginia D. Bates

January 18, 1922 - April 26, 2008

Virginia D. Bates, age 86, of McKinney, Texas passed away April 26, 2008, at her home. She was born January 18, 1922, in McKinney, Texas, the daughter of James Clay and Minnie L. (Crutcher) Duncan. On October 16, 1965, she married Forrest B. Bates in McKinney. Mrs. Bates was a homemaker and a member of North Baptist Church in McKinney. She is survived by her daughter Jan Burnside of McKinney; grandson, Michael Burnside of McKinney; great-grandchildren, Michaela and Tristan Burnside of McKinney; sister, Frances Mantooth of McKinney; brother, Joe Duncan of McKinney; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Preceding her in death were her husband, Forrest B. Bates in January 2008; and her sister, Jimmie Bilderback. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Prosper, Texas, with Rev. Danny Buster officiating. Family and friends are invited to the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home at their convenience on Tuesday, April 29, 2008, to pay their respects and to sign the register book.

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We are so sorry for your loss and will keep you in our prayers. Christopher & Jessica Craig, May 17, 2008 Jan, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Denice Burnside Webb, May 3, 2008 Jan and family, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of your great loss. Virginia was such a sweet, precious lady, and we cherish many good memories of her friendship through the years. With our love, Dorrell and Avys Dorrell and Avys Murray, April 30, 2008 Jan and family, My thoughts and prayers are with in this time of loss. Your mother was such a sweet person. Elizabeth Craver Elizabeth Craver, April 30, 2008 Virginia and I both worked in Dallas in the 1960's, and we rode in a carpool together along with three other ladies. We all had a wonderful time each day sharing family stories and memories. She was such a sweet, special lady and an inspiration to me each day. Carol Lowry, April 29, 2008 Francis, i'm so sorry to here about your sister. We'll be thinking about you and her family and your time of loss. linda jane utley, April 29, 2008 Francis, i'm sorry to hear about your sister. She will always be in our hearts. kenneth ray tallent, April 29, 2008 sorry your sister passed away. we will remember you in our prayers. helen m doggett, April 29, 2008 Francis, i'm sorry to hear that your sister has past away. We wish the family the best. We'll remember you in our prayers. love, shirley shirley jean terrell, April 29, 2008 Jan, Michael, Frances & Families, I am sorry sorry to hear of the passing of Virgina. I know she will be greatly miss all. You all are in my thoughts and Prayers. Shirley Shirley Parks Paul, April 28, 2008