Nancy Jane Palmer Cates


Nancy Jane Palmer Cates, 50, of 75 Wisteria Drive, Roxboro, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Born in Person County, Mrs. Cates was the daughter of the late Johnnie Lowarine and Beatrice Nunn Palmer. Mrs. Cates worked at Eaton Corp. and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her brother, Johnnie Edward Palmer and her sister, Sheila Hazel.

Mrs. Cates is survived by her husband, Nathaniel Cates, III; one son, Kristopher Demond Cates; two step-sons, Mark Anthony Cates and Brian Oliver Cates; three sisters, Linda Dickens, Deborah Ladd and Pamela Slaughter, all of Roxboro; six step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 16, in the Brooks & White Chapel. Burial will follow in Person Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Brooks & White Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Terry Painter, Travis Slaughter, Omar Oakley, Matt Aiken, C.J. Bowes, and Dillon Grogan. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Hazel, Jordan Broughton and Chris Palmer.

Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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