Mathias Bates Jr.

Published 2:19 pm Tuesday, February 22, 2022

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Services for Mr. Mathias Taylor Bates Jr. are 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at Riverside Baptist Church in Monticello, Miss., with visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service.

Mr. Mathias Taylor Bates Jr., 74, of Monticello, passed from this life Feb. 19, 2022. He was born in Bogalusa on Sept. 18, 1947, to Mathias Taylor Bates and Ruby Magee Bates.

Mr. Bates loved spending his time outdoors, gardening, and taking care of his flowers. Mr. Bates also loved his dogs, his pet chicken, and spending his spare time tinkering on automobiles. During his working career, he drove for a trucking company traveling across the country and lived with his mother until her death in 2003. Most of all, he Loved his Lord and Savior and his church family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his nephew, Clint Alan Corkern.

Those left to cherish his memory are his sister, Amy Bacon and husband, Lester E. Bacon; and niece, Emily Christen Wallace. His presence will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Riverside Baptist Church or Monticello United Methodist Church in his honor.

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