Jean Roberts Bates, 91, of Warrenton, passed away peacefully at Fauquier Hospital on Sunday, December 24, 2017, after a long illness.
She was born October 20, 1926, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, to the late Carl and Sadie Roberts.
Mrs. Bates was a former resident of Newport News. She was a member of the Warrenton Baptist Church and a former member of the Second Presbyterian Church in Newport News.
Survivors include two sons, David K. Bates and his wife, Karen of Warrenton, and Daniel B. Bates of Falls Church; five grandchildren, Shannon C. Bates, Zachary W. Bates and Ryleigh A. Bates, all of Warrenton, Sarah Smith Shayban of Charleston, South Carolina, and Kathryn W. Smith of Houston, Texas; his brother, Norris K. Roberts, and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Norman J. Bates; her daughter, Allyson Bates Smith, and three sisters, Margaret R. Weaver, Mildred R. McKay and Charlotte R. Orr.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 30, at Peninsula Memorial Park, 12750 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, Virginia.
Memorial contributions s may be made to Warrenton Baptist Church, 123 Main Street, Warrenton, Virginia 20186 or Second Presbyterian Church, 201 Menchville Road, Newport News, Virginia 23602.
Online condolences may be offered at www.moserfuneral home.com