Cassandra Gatewood

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 4, 2009

“The earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof ” Psalms 24:1

Funeral services for Casandra Gatewood, 44, of New Llano will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2009 at New Willow Baptist Church in Leesville, with Rev. Lewis Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Leesville Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday at 10 a.m. until service time at the church.
Services are under the direction of the Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville.
A bouncing and charming baby girl was born on December
15, 1964 to Michael T. White, Sr. and Dorothy J. Womack in Temple, Texas. This beautiful baby was named Casandra Antoinette Womack.
Casandra grew up in Temple, Texas and attended the public school system of Bell County, Texas and went
on to graduate from Temple High School. Upon graduation, Casandra moved to Leesville and attended Lamar Salter Technical College where she received a certificate in business administration.
“Redd” as she was affectionately know, by
those who loved her and enjoyed her company, conversation and compassion, was employed by AAFES Main Post Exchange and Wal-Mart as a customer service representative. She was dedicated and dependable to those she came in contact with and was always
willing to lend a helping hand.
“Redd” enjoyed cooking, traveling, listening to music and reading.But most of all she enjoyed the company of family and friends.
“I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I
have kept the faith.” These words enabled Casandra to accept those things that she could not change during the course of her illness. She accepted her medical condition with grace and dignity.
She was preceded in death by her
grandmother, Betty Haynes and grandfather, Taft Womack.
She departed this earth on Friday, Feb.27, 2009 in her home.
Casandra leaves to cherish her memories, her husband Americo J. “Nick” Gatewood (Phoenix, Ariz.);her
mother and father, Michael T. White, Sr.(Desoto,Texas) and Dorothy J. Womack (Leesville); two daughters, Neikisha Womack(Leesville) and Gabriellea Perry (Alexandria);four sons Michael Womack (Leesville), Jarvis Womack (Shreveport), Melvin Morris, Jr.
(Leesville) and Ty Le (Church Point); one sister, Monica DeGrate (Desoto, Texas) and one brother, Michael T. White, Jr.(Desoto, Texas); one granddaughter; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
“Who is the King of
Glory? The Lord of host, is the King of Glory.” Psalms 24:10
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