Obituary for Norma Jean Jonas Gates

Norma Jean Jonas Gates, 89, of Pulaski, passed away at Highland Ridge Rehab Center, Dublin, Monday, December 23, 2019.  She was born on March 19, 1930 in Cripple Creek, VA to Fred Haller Jonas and Thelma Copenhaver Jonas.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, Harry and her brother, David.  She was a homemaker and mother; a member of the First United Methodist Church since the age of 14; and the good Neighbor Club.

She is survived by:

Brother – James Jonas and Wife, Violet, Dublin

Daughter – Debra Gates Scanland & Husband, David, Christiansburg

Sons – Jesse Gates, Pulaski

Robert Gates & Wife, Mary, Pulaski

Grandchildren – Sarah, Kallie, Andrew, Matthew, Kelley & Riley

Great-Grandchildren – Sydney & Ethan, Greensboro

Landon & Sophie, Radford

A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 3:00 PM from the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski with the Rev. Johnny Howlett officiating.  Visitation will precede the service from 2:00 until 3:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 1160 Moose Dr., NW, Christiansburg, VA 24073.

Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, VA.