Chatarina "Louise" Bates of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, August 6, 2021 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Louise was born March 3, 1951 in Texarkana, Arkansas to Arling A. Adamson and Mabel (Richardson) Adamson. She was 70 years old.
Louise was a resident of Waldron, Arkansas for 40 years and raised her four daughters there. She was a loving caring Mom to each of her children always putting them first and she was always there for them throughout the years. Louise married her loving husband William "Bill" Bates in 2003 and they've enjoyed a wonderful life together these last 18 years. She loved going on long drives through the mountains with her husband, going out on yard sale trips, and she was an avid fisherlady and enjoyed spending time fishing with her husband Bill. Louise was a member of the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God. she served the Lord for many years and enjoyed spreading God's word to others. She had a servant's heart and was always helping everyone that she could, especially those who were sick or in need. Being at church and talking to people about Jesus were some of her favorite things to do. Her hearts' desire was to see all her family serving Jesus and going to Heaven.
Louis cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren, and she especially loved holidays, birthdays and family get togethers with them all as often as she could. Louise also enjoyed making willow baskets, cooking, gardening, fishing, crocheting, and spending time with friends.
Louise leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband of 18 years, William "Bill" Bates of Waldron, Arkansas, children: Ameda Nowlin and husband Jerry of Mena, Arkansas, Tina Massey of Waldron, Arkansas, Mellisa Watts and husband Billy of Mena, Arkansas, Jeannie Bass and husband Josh of Acorn, Arkansas, Samuel Dewayne Bates and wife Marie of Amarillo, Texas and two special daughters, Charlotte Nunez and Barbara Root both of Waldron, Arkansas. Grandma will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: Dustin Pitts, Skyler Sparks, Jasper Richmond, Haylee Nelson, Christian Massey, Tristian Massey, Lucas Watts, Amy Nowlin, J.J. Bass, Johnathan Bates, Mathew Bates and Sabrin Bates. She is also survived by her siblings: Darlene Watson of Walnut, Mississippi, Wilma Cox of Waldron, Arkansas, Bud Adamson of Emmett, Arkansas, Ray Adamson of Texarkana, Arkansas and Wayne Adamson and wife Tamara of Waldron, Arkansas.
Louise will be missed by all her extended grandkids and great grandkids, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Louise had a host of friends, family, and neighbors who will continue to cherish memories of her.
Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Arling "Art" and Mabel Adamson and brothers Alfred Adamson and Danny Adamson, sister in law Marie Adamson and brother in law John cox.
Louise's life celebration will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at the Waldron Pentecostal Church of God with Bro, Travis May, Rev. Rickey Hunt and Rev. Konnor McKay officiating. Interment will follow in the Hawkins Cemetery. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.
Louise's pallbearers will be Josh Bass, Billy Watts, Jerry Nowlin, Skyler Sparks, Lucas Watts and Dustin Pitts. Honorary pallbearers will be J.J. Bass, Jasper Richmond, Christian Massey and Tristian Massey.
Louise's visitation will be Tuesday, August 10, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.