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Irene Gates Lindsey

January 6, 1946 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Irene Lindsey Obituary

Mrs. Irene Gates Lindsey, 78, of Pontotoc, MS, transitioned on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at North MS Medical Center, in Tupelo, MS.

Ms. Irene Lindsey was born January 6, 1946 to the late Curtis Gates and Geraldine Terrell. She passed away peacefully, Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo, MS surrounded by her loved ones.

Ms. Irene attended East Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Artis Webber, Jr. She attended Pontotoc School and later received her Certified Nursing Assistant license and worked at Graceland Nursing Home. Irene also worked as a Housekeeper at the Pontotoc Inn  from where she later retired. After retirement, she helped take care of her grandchildren and attended to her beautiful flowers and dogs. In her spare time, she loved to listen to Gospel music, do crossword puzzles, spend time with family and friends and play with her dogs. She also loved to cook and make her famous sweet tea!

She leaves to cherish her memories her daughter-in-law; Lachelle Lee Foster, grandchildren; Cortez Lindsey, Terrell Lindsey (Andrea), Lashelia Lindsey-Smith (Tavares) Domeniqua Pittman, Eva, Frank, Jr., Mary-Michelle, Hannah, Prince Jeremiah and Jonathan-Seth, great grands; Saniyah, Christian, Cecilia and Quintaveon; 2 sisters; Estelle Gates (Billy Speed), Katherine Gates, 2 brothers; Curtis Gates and Terry Gates and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Curtis Gates and Geraldine Terrell, sisters; Martha Gates-King and Doris Gates, son and daughter; Earnest Terrell Lindsey and Shelia Denise Lindsey and grandson; Earnest Lindsey, Jr.   

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 26, 2024, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Serenity Funeral Home Chapel, 248 Highway 15 South, Pontotoc, MS 38863.

Services will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2024, 2:30 p.m., at East Baptist Church, 340 Clark St., Pontotoc, MS  38863.

Burial will take place at Pontotoc City Cemetery, Pontotoc, MS.

Arrangements entrusted to Serenity Funeral; Home of Pontotoc, MS.

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January 26, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home-Pontotoc
248 Highway 15 South
Pontotoc, MS 38863

January 27, 2024

2:30 PM
East Baptist Church
340 Clark St.
Pontotoc, MS 38863


Pontotoc City Cemetery
115 W. Bolton Street
Pontotoc, MS 38863


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