Mrs. Geraldine Pickett Cates, 84, died December 27, 2011 at The Laurels of Chatham.
Mrs. Cates was born in Durham on August 18, 1927, a daughter of Fred and Mattie Gooch Pickett. She was a homemaker, and a member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cates was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Denver Cates; a grandson, Jeremy Cates; and a daughter-in-law, Pamela Farrell Cates. Surviving are a daughter, Cindy Creed of Pittsboro; sons, Michael Cates of Pittsboro, David Cates of Louisburg, and Randy Cates of Chapel Hill; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harry Pickett.
The service for Mrs. Cates will be conducted by Pastor Chris Gambos at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon, December 30, 2011, from the graveside at Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family following the service; and also at the residence of Cindy Creed.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park # 10, Raleigh, NC 27615-4731.
Online condolences may be sent to www.hallwynne.com, select “Obituaries”. Arrangements for Mrs. Cates are under the care of Hall – Wynne Funeral Service and Cremation of Pittsboro.