Anna May Pate

September 04, 1929 - January 21, 2021

Anna Pate

Anna May Pate, 91, of Jasper, formerly of Nederland, died Thursday, January 21, 2021. She was born September 4, 1929, in Gowen, Oklahoma, to Rena Griffith Barnes and Steve Barnes.

Anna was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Nederland. She was a 1949 graduate of Hartshorne High School in Hartshorne, Oklahoma. That same year she married George Edward Pate and together they raised three children. She was a dedicated wife and mother that enjoyed being a homemaker. Anna also enjoyed gardening, cooking, and caring for her family.

Survivors include her children, Kathy Pate Farris and husband, John, of Colmesneil; Debby Pate Madding and husband, Rob, of Jasper; and Jan Pate, of Nederland; grandchildren, Tim Farris and wife, Chrystal, of Nederland; Lori Farris Johnson and husband, Steve, of Sour Lake; Kim Chambless McMains and husband, Cory, of Nederland; Clint Chambless and wife, Brooke, of Bridge City; Derek Chambless and wife, Lyndsi, of Bridge City; Lindsey Madding and Wes Moye, of Houston; and Lauren Grigsby and husband, Jason, of Mont Belvieu; great-grandchildren, Lexi Farris, of Fannett; Madeleine Johnson, of Sour Lake; Hallie McMains; Macie McMains, both of Nederland; Bayla Johnson, of Sour Lake; Emmy Chambless; Ty Chambless, both of Bridge City; Nash Chambless; Nate Chambless, both of Bridge City; Izzy Grigsby; and Elliott Grigsby, both of Mont Belvieu; brother, Tommy Barnes and wife, Erma; and sister-in-law, Mary Evelyn Williams.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Rena and Steve Barnes; husband, George E. Pate; and siblings, Steve Barnes, Jr.; Jack Barnes and wife, Betty; Mary Tomaselli and husband, Deno; and Billie Barnes and wife, Bernice.

A gathering of Mrs. Pate’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with her funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 26, 2021, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her interment will follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 1911 Nederland Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Nederland
505 N 12th Street Nederland, TX 77627
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
11:00 a.m.
Oak Bluff Memorial Park
618 Block Port Neches, TX 77651

Comments (11)

  • Emily Everett Allen

    27 January 2021 at 03:06 | #

    So very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Nothing like the love of a dear Grandmother! May God grant you all peace.


  • Gary Thomas

    27 January 2021 at 02:43 | #

    Words cannot describe the gentleness and kindness of this wonderful lady. She was my aunt, my maternal Uncle’s loving wife. A steady hand and soft southern voice for me when times were uncertain. I will miss her always. I love you Aunt Anna Mae.


  • Bill and Gloria Boehm

    26 January 2021 at 04:12 | #

    Family of Annie Pate, We are saddened by Annie’s death. She was a very compassionate, caring and special lady to be around. We cherish the times we spent with Annie and George. They will be missed. May God give you His peace. Love , Bill and Gloria


  • Dana Aycock

    26 January 2021 at 01:43 | #

    I had the privilege of being Ann’s hairstylist for a few years and she was a beautiful kind person. Ann I will miss you!


  • Lynda Sue Johnson

    26 January 2021 at 00:05 | #

    Jan, please know I'm thinking about you and prayiing for knowing she's right at George's side.
    We would "visit" whenever we were at a Goodyear event. She was a true lady; always dressed just so and her hair always done, I'm unable to be at the funeral, but I'll be thinking of you and your Mom .


  • Betty Breese

    25 January 2021 at 03:02 | #

    I will miss my talks with my Aunt Anna May. Prayers and love to the family..


  • Barbara Fesco

    24 January 2021 at 21:47 | #

    Lori and family, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. Your Mom looks just like her,, you all will be in my THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. LOVE YOU ALL " CHICKEN LEG" FESCO


  • Margie Tiner

    24 January 2021 at 15:38 | #

    Our family send our thoughts and prayers to your entire family.. Your mom was a beautiful Christian lady and I know she passed her qualities on to her girls. May God hold you all close in the coming weeks knowing she is with your dad in heaven. Its never easy losing a parent but knowing where they are gives some comfort. God bless The Gary Tiner family.


  • JoEllen Riley

    23 January 2021 at 02:56 | #

    I will miss my wonderful chats with Mrs. Pate, but I know she's with Mr. Pate and my Mom & Dad now. May God comfort her family at this time.


  • Evelyn Sponsler

    23 January 2021 at 01:37 | #

    Sitting in our driveways watching our children grow up. Miss the good neighbor she was.


  • Sheila Rhoden Guillot and Shirley Rhoden

    23 January 2021 at 00:46 | #

    Prayers for you all. Her sweet smile will be missed.


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