Joann M. Gates "Granny Joe", 73, of Conway, went to be with the Lord Friday, April 21, 2017. She was born May 24, 1943 in Edmond, Okla., to the late James E. and Tressie D. (Roberts) Murray. Joann was also preceded in death by two brothers, Chuck and Richard. Joann was very much loved by her family and will be missed by all who knew her. "She was always there for us." She loved her best buddy, Bridgette. Joann is survived by her children, Vic Gates (Michelle), Donna Marie Cason, Van Gates (Rochelle), and Didi Gates and one niece, Joyce Shannon. She was "Granny Joe" to 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Jubilee Church, 10321 Maumelle Blvd., North Little Rock. Pastor Marvin D. Barham will be officiating. Joann loved her cats, so in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Humane Society of Pulaski County, 14600 Colonel Rd., Little Rock, Ark., 72210. Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/conway.
Published April 23, 2017