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Alice "Big Al" Bates

June 18, 1964 — October 13, 2023

Alice K. Bates

Age 59, passed away on October 13, 2023, in Saint Paul, MN.

 

   Alice Bates, affectionately known as "Big Al", was born June 18th, 1964, to Jean Thomas and Ronald Gleghorn in St. Louis MO. She accepted Christ in her life at an early age and she was educated in St Louis, MO. Alice gave birth to two children, Tangela Johnson in May 1980, and Nathan Bates in January 2002. Alice was true to her home (St. Louis), and even though she moved to Minnesota for a while, she found her way back to St Louis where she met her husband. On June 3rd, 1998, Alice Married the love of her life, Nathaniel Bates Jr. Through this union, Alice gave birth to Nathan Bates.

   Alice was known for her outgoing personality and her loving heart and soul. Alice loved her family and friends unconditionally and it showed, especially in the times of others' needs, when Alice would give the shirt off her back to make sure others had what they needed. Alice was also known for her dancing; she would not have a care in the world who was around, when she felt the beat, she was destined to dance the night away, by herself even if no one else wanted to join her.

   On Friday October 13th at 8:50am Alice made her transition, and she was reunited in heaven with her loved ones. Her Husband Nathaniel Bates; her Mother Jean Thomas; Father Ronald Gleghorn; sisters, Marla Johnson, Jerniece Johnson, Octavia Durham, and Crystal Graves; and brothers Charlie Johnson, and Makail Salik.

   Alice leaves to cherish her memory her children, Tangela (Devolia) Johnson, and Nathan Bates; siblings Rhonda Shirley, Peggy Kent, Ronald Gleghorn, and Ronald Allen; grandchildren Honesty, Paige, and Parish; as well as nieces, nephews, and a host of other family and friends.

 

Funeral services for Alice will be held on Friday, November 3 at 1pm at Bradshaw (1078 Rice St.) with visitation an hour prior.

A memorial luncheon for family and friends will be held at the Arcade Phalen American Legion, Post 577 (1129 Arcade St.) from 3 - 7pm.

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