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Southgate Jones IV

Posted By Hall-Wynne On December 20, 2017 @ 11:13 am In Durham,Obituaries | 43 Comments

Southgate Jones IV passed away unexpectedly Monday, December 18, 2017. Born July 1, 1990, he is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Southgate Jones III of Durham; brother Alexander Moyer Jones of Durham; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. David Hendry Wallace of Charleston WV; five aunts and uncles; and numerous cousins. Gate was predeceased by his sister Margaret Elizabeth Jones on August 13, 2017.
Gate was a recognized leader and mentor to those around him starting at a young age. An accomplished junior golfer Gate competed at a high level spending countless hours at practice, traveling the country to tournaments with family and walking the fairways of Hope Valley Country Club. It was there that so many grew to admire his maturity and engaging persona. As an exclamation point Gate shot a final round 65 to win the HVCC Open before moving on to college.
After graduating from Durham Academy Gate enrolled at The University of Georgia where he graduated from the Terry College of Business with a degree in Risk Management and a minor in Spanish. While at UGA he was a member of Chi Phi fraternity being recognized as his class’ number 1 pledge. He had summer internships in Birmingham, Alabama, and London, England.
Upon graduation Gate decided to pursue a career in finance and went to work in Little Rock Arkansas in fixed income sales and trading at Crews and Associates. It was there he developed a keen acumen for the fixed income market and elected to bring that expertise back home in 2015 where he joined Northwestern Mutual. As an Associate Wealth Management Advisor in the Triangle Gate contributed significantly to his team in structuring and managing investment portfolios. His team enjoyed record success each of the last two years in growing assets under management.
His love of sports continued post-graduation maintaining a scratch golf handicap, a remarkable acuity of overall sports knowledge and attending Duke basketball games with family and friends. Gate was genuine in his friendships and had life-long bonds that will survive his passing here into eternity.
Gate loved his family deeply. He had a huge heart and always wanted the best for his younger sister and brother. While living his own busy life he could readily be found attending his siblings important events cheering them on. He was relied upon whether counseling Mom and Dad on financial markets or just being there for his family in a moments notice. He was a source of strength to his family after his sister’s death, a son and brother you could always count on that will be loved until we see him again.
The family will hold a private funeral service. There will be a celebration and remembrance of this loving son and brother at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials in Gate’s name can be made to The First Tee of the Triangle, 8800 Westgate Park Drive Suite 104 Raleigh NC 27617.

Condolences for the family of “Southgate Jones IV”

Condolence from Shahab and Laura Khatambakhsh on December 20th, 2017 11:47 am

Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Alexander and family,

We send truly heartfelt condolences on the unfair, sudden loss of Gate and Elizabeth. We will keep you all in our prayers during this difficult time.

Shahab and Laura Khatambakhsh

Condolence from Henry Wright on December 20th, 2017 12:16 pm

Our hearts break for your loss. May memories give you strength. We are in constant prayer for your family.
Henry & Carrie

Condolence from John, Meg, Rob, and Molly Young on December 20th, 2017 12:55 pm

Southgate and Charlotte,

Words are hard to come by at times like these, but the memories aren’t! I have always cherished the countless rounds of golf with SJ III and SJ IV where deep, lasting friendships were forged. While life at times doesn’t seem fair, be comforted that you’re not taking this journey alone. You remain in our thoughts and prayers.

The Young’s

Condolence from Tom & Isabel Gilkeson on December 20th, 2017 12:59 pm

Dear Charlotte, Southgate, Alexander & family,

Our hearts, thoughts & prayers have been with you each & every moment. If at all possible Tom & I would be on our way to Durham already. We are so very sorry for your loss. No words are adequate enough.

With Love,
Isabel & Tom

Condolence from Linda Sirgo on December 20th, 2017 1:00 pm

My heartfelt sympathy to the family during this tragic time. Thoughts and Prayers for God’s strength.

Condolence from nancy beauvais on December 20th, 2017 1:40 pm

Soar sweet Gate!

Aunt Nancy and Uncle Ron

Condolence from Billy Hayes and Hayes families on December 20th, 2017 1:42 pm

My deepest sympathies do not even scratch the surface for your loss. I am so truly sorry. Just no words, but prayers for you Charlotte and Southgate and all immediate and extended family.

Condolence from Jimmy Cox on December 20th, 2017 1:52 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. As golf coach at Ravenscroft, I remember Gate fondly when he competed against us for Durham Academy. He was an outstanding golfer and a great gentleman. Gate represented his family, his school, and his coach with class. I send thoughts and prayers your way.

Condolence from Janet Cagle on December 20th, 2017 2:12 pm

Please know that Dan and I hold the five of you in our hearts, our thoughts, and our prayers. We love you all.

Condolence from Marty Lindsey on December 20th, 2017 2:14 pm

We are deeply saddened that your family and our community has lost Gate. He was the model big brother for the Durham Academy and Hope Valley young golfers. Gate impacted lives with his enthusiasm and willingness to help the next generation. In turn they all admired him, and treasured his friendship into adulthood.

Condolence from Dorsay & Keith Eichhorn on December 20th, 2017 2:21 pm

There was so much good wrapped up in this one fine person. Just too soon for him to go. We miss him so much, already.
Aunt Dorsay and Uncle Keith

Condolence from Mary Hamilton on December 20th, 2017 3:33 pm

Words are so very inadequate. Though I never knew Gate, I can tell what an integral and loving part of your family he was. My sincerest sympathies and prayers to you and yours. May God sustain you in this hollow grief and provide you with the strength to hold on until the day in which you will be reunited.

Condolence from Chris Wood on December 20th, 2017 3:41 pm

Words cannot express what my heart feels. Gate is one of the finest young men I have ever known. He always greeted me with a firm handshake and a hug whenever we saw each other and we have always stayed in touch through social media. He will guard over all of you and all of us and we will see him again. He is dancing with our lord and others that we love. I will always celebrate his life, he is a blessing to mine.

Condolence from Susan Kearns on December 20th, 2017 4:31 pm

Charlotte and Southgate,

We are so sorry for your tragic losses. We are praying for God to help you to get through this and to comfort you.

Susan and Tom Kearns

Condolence from Holly Rogers on December 20th, 2017 5:15 pm

Southgate, Charlotte and Alexander:

It is difficult to find words at this time to express our sadness for your family.
May God give you strength during this tragically sad time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Doug, Holly and Miles Rogers

Condolence from Pamela Hobbs on December 20th, 2017 8:13 pm

Dearest Charlotte, Southgate, and Family,

The news of Gates passing is heartbreaking.I am thinking of all of you. Please know that I offer boundless love and prayers . As I read about Gate and all his accomplishments ,his genuine love for family and friends, I can’t help but to express what a beautiful combination of the two of you he was. Such a tribute to you both. My deepest sympathy and love always.

Pamela Hobbs

Condolence from Betsy collie on December 20th, 2017 8:36 pm

Southgate, Charlotte and Alexander,
We are beyond sadness and disbelief. You all are on our minds every moment and with that in mind I turn to prayer. How else does one even begin to get through this? I pray for your strength, your peace, and your healing of every kind for each individual of your family. I pray for God’s direction for each of your lives and that He will see you through. You are surrounded by many friends who care deeply. Please know that we are here and will continue to be here for you. Love, betsy, Charles , Lucas, Sam and jackson

Condolence from Kim and Joel Craig on December 20th, 2017 8:57 pm

Charlotte, Southgate and Alexander,
There are no words to convey how sorry we are about your your children. Just wanted you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Kim and Joel Craig.

Condolence from Jeff Michaels on December 20th, 2017 9:42 pm

Dear Jones Family,

My family sends our deepest condolences to your family on the loss of your son Gate.

Gate was my coworker at Northwestern Mutual for the past three years and I was fortunate to get to know him fairly well during this time. We both had similar roles on our respective teams and would often bounce ideas off one another. His continued desire to expand his professional knowledge and positive attitude were admirable.

Outside of work, we played golf together several times and although he whipped me pretty good, I always enjoyed our rounds due to his easy-going, friendly manner.

No matter the circumstance, Gate always had a smile on his face and was a pleasure to be around, always making time for conversation. Quite simply, he was a great guy who will be dearly missed.

Holding your family in our hearts and keeping you in our prayers.

-Jeff Michaels, Maggie, Mabel and Blythe

Condolence from Eleanor, Larry, Christian and Elliott Boyd on December 20th, 2017 9:59 pm

We are so sorry to hear of your loss and we want to express our sympathy to your family. I know this is tough. We are praying and thinking of you all from South Carolina

Condolence from Frankie Lee on December 20th, 2017 10:04 pm

Dear Charlotte and Southgate,
We are heartbroken for you all.
Our prayers reaching out to you.
Frankie and Ken Lee

Condolence from Mollie Stokes Platt on December 20th, 2017 10:42 pm

I can’t even begin to find the words to say other than I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I didn’t personally know your son but my immediate family did. From reading about him I hope you know that his accomplishments and standup genuine forthright character is a reflection of how you raised a fine young man. May God Bless your family during this untimely loss. Wishing you all Peace and Comfort in the days to come.

Condolence from Katharine Krueger on December 21st, 2017 7:50 am

Dear Charlotte, Southgate and Alexander,
We are thinking of you and sending prayers that God will gather you in His arms and give you comfort and hope in this devastating time. I’d like to think that every tear we shed for our loved ones become feathers in their wings! Gate will surely fly high.

Sending much love your way,
Katharine, Dan and Fiquet

Condolence from Denise Carr on December 21st, 2017 11:05 am

Charlotte and Southgate,
I am so sorry to hear of this loss. Our thoughts and prayers can’t begin to console your hearts. I know they are broken. We send our love to you.
Denise and David Carr

Condolence from Barbara Anne Wrenn on December 22nd, 2017 3:59 am

Mr and Mrs. Southgate Jones and Family , I’m sorry to hear about your son .
My praying for y’all .

Condolence from Kim Kennedy on December 22nd, 2017 9:32 am

Southgate and Charlotte,
We were so sorry to hear about Gate. Our hearts are broken for you. We are praying that God gives you peace, strength and healing as only He can.

Kim and Chuck Kennedy

Condolence from Frederique and Jed Rose on December 22nd, 2017 11:27 am

Charlotte and Southgate,

We cannot even begin to find the words to say, other than we feel so deeply sorry for your loss.
Frederique and Jed

Condolence from Sue Clifford on December 22nd, 2017 4:11 pm

My heart breaks for you during this time of unimaginable grief. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Lisa Pagett on December 22nd, 2017 4:38 pm

Dear Charlotte and Southgate,
Your family has always been special to me. We loved having Gate, Elizabeth, and Alex at Duke Memorial. I have fond memories of all your sweet children in our preschool.
They were all delightful and you were such sweet parents. I am deeply sorry and distressed to hear of the passing of Elizabeth and Gate. I will be praying for you all. We can never understand such a loss like this, you are in my thoughts.
Love, Lisa Pagett ( former director at DMWS)

Condolence from Mac on December 22nd, 2017 8:29 pm


Out of the night that covers me,
       Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever Gods may be:
      For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
      I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
      My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
      Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
      Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
      How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
      I am the captain of my soul.

– William Earnest Henley —


When you choose, let’s talk

Condolence from Michele on December 22nd, 2017 9:16 pm

Whether a word of comfort, a tear to shed, or an embrace of support, may you find what you need during this time of unexpected loss.

Condolence from Teresa Gilbreath on December 22nd, 2017 9:51 pm

So very sorry to hear this. May God give you peace and strength for the days ahead

Condolence from Amy Stopford on December 23rd, 2017 2:43 pm

Dear Charlotte, Southgate, and Alexander~

I am so, so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart aches for your family and what you have been through this year. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Amy Stopford

Condolence from Pat Maxson on December 23rd, 2017 4:04 pm

We are friends and neighbors of Margie and Dave in Charleston,WV. Again, words are not enough to express our sorrow for your loss of your children. We can only pray that the healing may begin. Pat and Ward Maxson

Condolence from Andrew, Kelsey, Bryan, and Stephanie on December 23rd, 2017 4:06 pm

Gate was a valued member of our team and we miss him dearly. He was an extremely hard worker, often the first person in the office and one of the last to leave. He loved to contribute and we loved his contributions. There is so much we’re going to miss: his thoughtfulness, his gentle and caring heart, his contagious laugh, his capable mind, his patience, his always positive attitude toward everything and everyone.

Gate was more than a colleague. He was a one of a kind, genuine friend and was always there for you if you needed anything. Those who had the honor to meet Gate, knew how easy it was to talk to him.
He was a gentle soul and loved helping others. Gate was the best at lending a friendly ear to anyone and had a way of making you feel better no matter what the situation.

Each of us will treasure the memories we have.

Kelsey recalls the way Gate used to light up when he talked about golf and how patient he was answering even the most elementary questions. Gate’s humility and patience made him a wonderful tutor.

Andrew remembers when the two had lunch at HVCC and how every single person seemed to know Gate. He said it was like having lunch with the president.

Stephanie will remember Gate for his incredible patience and selflessness. He was never too busy to lend a helping hand or offer words of encouragement.

Bryan first bonded with Gate on his adventure for trying new restaurants in the triangle and over Duke basketball as that is something he loved. Gate was the first person he talked to in the mornings to start the day, catching up about their weekends which usually included Gate having a great weekend playing golf with friends.

We will never forget such a kind hearted person and friend, but know he will be with us always. We know how much family meant to Gate and our team looks forward to celebrating his life with you.

-Andrew, Kelsey, Bryan, and Stephanie

Condolence from Pete McWilliams on December 23rd, 2017 8:01 pm

At a time such as this, I often turn to literature for words of comfort:

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

Today, the road all runners come,
Shoulder-high we bring you home,
And set you at your threshold down,
Townsman of a stiller town.

A. E. Housman

In victory and defeat, in life and death, I was blessed to coach and teach this consummate athlete and responsible student. Gate was the star of his basketball team and a reliable student. His strivings were always to be the best. Yet he never flaunted his ability. Rather, he always attempted to assist others and worked enthusiastically at every task. Gate was a friend to many, one whose outgoing nature and contagious smile will be missed by all.
—Mr. Mac

Condolence from Judy on December 24th, 2017 9:18 pm

I’m so deeply sorry. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

~ Pure Barre client

Condolence from Belo Shelton on December 25th, 2017 8:13 pm

Southgate and Charlotte,

I’m so sorry for the losses you’ve endured. God bless you both and Alex, too. Hold Elizabeth and Gate closely, knowing they love and miss you.

Condolence from Lori Taylor on December 27th, 2017 1:23 pm

Gate and I worked together and I actually had the pleasure of taking him home a few times over this past year. He was typically quiet and focused at work but he would always greet me cheerfully as he passed by my desk on the way to get more water or coffee. On those few rides home, it was nice to see him open up during some conversations we would have. I will miss his smile and his easy going demeanor. He truly was a wonderful person and the office will not be the same without him.

My heart aches for you and what you have had to endure over this past year and you are all in my constant thoughts and prayers. When I’m feeling lost or confused, I often turn to Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet. I find his poetry to be quite beautiful and uplifting.

You would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?
The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.
If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
In the depth of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond;
And like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring.
Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

Your fear of death is but the trembling of the shepherd when he stands before the king whose hand is to be laid upon him in honour.
Is the shepherd not joyful beneath his trembling, that he shall wear the mark of the king?
Yet is he not more mindful of his trembling?

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what is to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?

Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance
– Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet)

Condolence from Reed Willett on December 28th, 2017 9:49 pm

When Gate moved to Little Rock, he worked for a former emoloyer of mine. I still had friends who worked there, and we were introduced. We quickly bonded over Golf matches. We played once or twice a week. Next thing I knew, we were good friends. He was a few years younger than I, but seemed to have a certain maturity, and I often forgot he was younger than me. I drove past a restaurant in Charlotte a couple of months ago, and a saw Gate out of the corner of my eye, entertaining a crowd. I immediately texted him, and sure enough, it was him! We didn’t get to meet up, I was on my way to a charity event, and he was on his way to a wedding. We texted about a round of golf in the spring, one I still intend to play. I write this in tears. Rest easy brother. Until we meet again…

Condolence from Terry Healy on January 2nd, 2018 3:54 pm

Gate you were one of only a few people who put a smile on my face everytime i bumped into you. Rest in peace my friend.

Condolence from Sallie Bolich Crawford on February 8th, 2018 9:33 pm

Dear Charlotte and Southgate,

I am both shocked and deeply saddened by your terrible loss. I will pray for your continued family faith and strength during this trying time. You have had two such terrible tragedies back to back, and I will keep you in my thoughts, and carry prayers from my heart for you all.

All my Love.


Condolence from Deanne Barney Morton on February 13th, 2018 1:44 pm

Dear Charlotte, Southgate & Alexander, I heard the news today & can’t imagine your grief. I loved those kids!! Lots of good memories from my time with you all when they were little: teaching Gate how to swim, play time with Chief, letting Elizabeth win at Hungry Hungry Hippos & other games because she did not like to lose at all!

I have thought of you guys often over the years. Sending big love from California & holding the memories close to my heart.


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