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Mildred Ann Pate

December 1, 1941 — March 21, 2024


Mildred Ann Pate, 82, a beloved homemaker known for her passion for cooking and love for her family, passed away at Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia on March 21, 2024. Born in Gaston County to the late James Carl Helton and Mary Franklin Helton, Mildred's life was filled with beautiful memories and meaningful connections.

Mildred's love for cooking not only brought joy to her family but also showcased her creative spirit in the kitchen. Her warm meals will always be cherished by those who were fortunate enough to taste them. Alongside her culinary skills, Mildred found solace in gardening and expressed her artistic talents, leaving behind a legacy of beauty and nature.

Throughout her life, Mildred's proudest accomplishments revolved around her deep-rooted love for her family, children, and her church. She dedicated herself to nurturing these relationships with unwavering devotion and care. Mildred's commitment extended to her church family where she shared her wisdom as a Sunday School teacher, impacting the lives of many.

In addition to her loving memories, Mildred is survived by her husband of 67 years, Lloyd "Bud" Lee Pate; children, Steve Pate, Lori Rhyne and husband Mark, Kelly Pate and wife Rita, and Jamie Pate; sister, Vickie Whitener; grandchildren, Victoria Price, Chris Byrd, and Jesse Mercer; as well as great-grandchildren, Dakota Price and Dylan Stager. In addition to her parents, Mildred is also predeceased by her siblings, Ruth Nations, Jimmy Helton, Jean Tripp, Wilber Helton, and Celestine Hall.

To honor and celebrate Mildred's life and legacy, a visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Alexis Baptist Church followed by a funeral service at 1:00 p.m. officiated by Rev. Scott Jenkins and Rev. Eric Chaney. Burial will immediately follow at Hillcrest Cemetery, Mt. Holly.

Mildred will be remembered for her kind heart, culinary skills, artistic talents, and most importantly, the love she shared with all those around her. May she rest in peace knowing that she was cherished deeply by all who knew her.
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