Dewayne Tate

Published 2:15 pm Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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Dewayne L. Tate was born to the late Doris Tate and Collis Bickham on May 21, 1953, in Bogalusa.

Wayne was a member of Magee’s Temple C.O.G.I.C., under the leadership of Supt. Cecealins Tate. A graduate of Franklinton High School, Wayne had a passion for mechanical work.

Wayne leaves to cherish his memories: four children, Shiwan (Lanre) Tate Ogunfeitimi and Crystal L. Barker of Worcester, Mass., Shaneeka Baker of Franklinton, and Kareem (Shannon) Barker of Fort Worth, Texas; father, Collis Bickham; eight sisters, Warren M. Tate, Debra (Lonnie) Brock, and Jackie Tate of Franklinton, Keiarra (Duane) Phillips of Houston, Texas, Gaylynn Lynch, Diane Tate, Madeline Tate, and Brenda Tate, all of New Orleans; four brothers, Phillip Tate, Supt. Cecealins (Violet) Tate, James Tate, all of Franklinton, and Clarence Johnson of Rialto, Calif.; grandchildren, Devon Landrum, Desmond Landrum and Keyianna Barker Jr.; one aunt, Pearl Tate of Uneedus; one uncle, Robert Bickham of Franklinton; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Tate; adoptive mother, Rosia Tate; brothers, Harry T. Tate, Tyrone Tate and Curtis Tate, and one sister, Cynthia Tate.

Drive-through visitation will be held at Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton on Friday, May 13, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

The funeral service will be held at Magee’s Temple C.O.G.I.C. on Saturday, May 14, at 11 a.m. Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton has been entrusted with arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at