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Ms. Ruth Gates

September 12, 1932 ~ July 12, 2020 (age 87)


A Homegoing Celebration for Ms. Ruth Gates of Tampa, Florida who passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2020 will be held Friday, July 24th, 12:30 p.m. at Aikens Funeral Home, 2708 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. The interment will be in Orange Hill Cemetery.

Ruth Gates was born September 12, 1932 in Beaufort, South Carolina to Priestly and Eleanor Gilyard. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren, cooking and being active in the community and watching out for her neighbors.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories, two daughters, Sharon Dickey-Walker and Carolyn Dickey; two sons, Ernest Gilyard and Eugene Gilyard (Cynthia); a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The visitation will be held at Aikens Funeral Home on Thursday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The family and friends are asked to meet at the chapel on Friday for the service. We are following the CDC guidelines.

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July 23, 2020

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Aikens Funeral Home Chapel
2708 E Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33610

Graveside Service
July 24, 2020

12:30 PM
Orange Hill Cemetery
4900 E. Chelsea Street
Tampa, FL 33610

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