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Obituary for Michelle Gates


MIDLAND, PA – Michelle Dawn Gates passed away suddenly at her home on Union Lane in Midland on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the age of 50 from diabetic complications.

She was born in East Liverpool on December 11, 1967, a daughter of Marty Pinkerton Williams of Virginia, and the late Donald Gates. Michelle was a graduate of high school in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Michelle at one time was employed by Service Link in Moon Township and she had attended Destiny House Church in Calcutta.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by a sister, Pamela Williams of Front Royal, Virginia, and four brothers, Jim Williams of Front Royal, Virginia; Donnie (Kristy) Williams, of Winchester, Vance (Lazette) Williams of Clearbrook, Virginia and Ralph Sparks of Winchester, Virginia, as well as several nieces and nephews.

She also leaves behind her stepfather, Jerry F. Williams of Kearneysville, West Virginia. Michelle is also survived by her four cats who were a large part of her life, Avery, Penelope, Cooper and Deacon. She was recently preceded by her two other cats, Maddie and Brady.

Arrangements are being handled by the Dawson Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to: Jim Williams, 215 W. 5th St., East Liverpool, OH 43920, to assist with her arrangements.

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