Gerald Victor Bates
February 17, 1937 - April 10, 2018
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Gerald Victor Bates, 81, of Columbus, GA passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018.  A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. EST at St. Anne Catholic Church, 2000 Kay Circle, Columbus, GA, on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Gerald Victor Bates was born February 17, 1937 in Flint, MI to the parents of Victor and …
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M& L opelika left a message on May 30, 2018:
The bible offers encouragementВ  to those who have lostВ  some one they loved in death. The hope of seeing them again is comforting. While that may seem hard to believeВ  The bible which is God'sВ  word assures us of that.[John 5 :28_29] [ Rev. 21:3_4] A careful study of the the bible reveals much more about the future for both those who have died as well as the living. May the Bates family be comforted by what the bible teaches .
SC left a message on April 21, 2018:
My deepest condolences to the family during this time of mourning. Please remember Revelations 21:3,4. God promises a better day.
Letitia left a message on April 16, 2018:
May I offer my sincere condolences for your loss. May your hearts find comfort in God's Word where it states: "He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord will wipe the tears from all faces" (Isaiah 25:8). Almighty God promises to awaken our loved ones to a world of true peace with no sickness (Isaiah 33:24), and no more troubles (Revelation 21:4) throughout eternity (Psalm 37:29). May your hearts find comfort and hope in God’s promises and for more comfort, please visit jw.org.
Lm left a message on April 16, 2018:
My sincere condolences to the family at this time of loss. Even Jesus wept at the loss of a loved one. May you draw comfort from the scriptural promises Rev 21:3, 4.
VScott left a message on April 14, 2018:
My condolences to the Batess family and friends. It is a painful thing to lose a precious love one in death. Even Jesus wept when Lazarus died (John 11:35) and it pains our Creator, too. Our loving Heavenly Father did not purpose his human family to grow old and die but purpose us to live and enjoy life. It is still his purpose (Psalms 37:11, 29). He calls death an enemy that will be removed forever__ (1 Corinthians 15:26 “The last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing”; Isaiah 25:8). He promised to awaken our love ones in the memorial tombs from asleep in death__ John 5:28.29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out” then he will reverse the aging process__ Job 33:24,25 “Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor.” What a delight it will be to see them again to enjoy life as our Creator purposed! Allow these words to keep comforting all of you.

Vance Brooks left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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