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Natalie Brown Gates Burr

October 14, 1927 — February 20, 2024

Natalie Brown Gates Burr

Natalie Brown Gates Burr, 96 went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, where she was reunited with family and friends. 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2024, at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Chapel, 943 Polk Street, Mansfield, Louisiana. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024, from noon until time of service at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 943 Polk Street, Mansfield, Louisiana.  Brother Ricky McDonald will be officiating with Brother Tommy Patton assisting. Interment for family and friends will follow at the Mitchell Cemetery, Sistrunk Loop, Mitchell, Louisiana.

She was born October 14, 1927, to Carlton Brown and Eva Phillips in Caledonia, Mississippi. Natalie attended Stephen Lee High School in Columbus, Mississippi where she graduated in 1945. After graduation she began work for the telephone company in Columbus, Mississippi, and continued in Mansfield, Louisiana, and Shreveport, Louisiana. She retired with 30 years of service from Bell South Telephone Services in 1978 and resided in Naborton until the death of her husband Clifton. After her second marriage to Garthel L. Burr she lived in the Catuna Community until her health required a move closer to her daughter. She spent the last few years of her life at Brookdale Senior Living and Cypress Point Nursing and Rehab, both in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Natalie was preceded in death by her parents Carlton and Eva Brown; brother, James, and spouses, Clifton Travis Gates and Garthel L. Burr.  

She is survived by daughters, Theresa Gates Spears and husband Jim of Greenback, Tennessee; Myra Gates Odum and husband John of Benton, Louisiana; brother, Jack D. Brown (Papa Jack) of Shreveport, Louisiana; four grandchildren, Becky (Shane) Reed of Benton, Louisiana, Alisha (Henry) Mulkey of Annapolis Maryland, Jay Odum of Silver Springs, Maryland, and Mandi (Jason) Ledbetter, Knoxville, Tennessee; seven great grandchildren, Dayne and Brady Reed of Benton, Louisiana, Iris, Eleanor, and Asa Mulkey of Annapolis, Maryland, Hosanna and Joelle Ledbetter of Knoxville, Tennessee; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Honoring Natalie as pallbearers will be Steve Brown, Jay Odum, Shane Reed, Dayne Reed, Brady Reed, Bo McDonald, Darryl Dyess, and Clint Houston.

The family would like to express special thanks to Tammy, Robert, Raven, the staff and facility of Cypress Point Nursing and Rehab, Jennifer and staff at LifePath Hospice Care Services, Penny, Suzanne, and staff at Brookdale Senior Living, and Janis Love and Bro. Tommy Patton at Cypress Baptist Church. 

In lieu of flowers the family request all memorials be made to Mitchell Cemetery Fund, 3712 Sistrunk Loop, Converse, Louisiana 71419, or Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 4196, Monroe, Louisiana 71211 or https://lbch.org/

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, March 1, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Homes - Mansfield

943 Polk St., Mansfield, LA 71052

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Funeral Service

Friday, March 1, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Homes - Mansfield

943 Polk St., Mansfield, LA 71052

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Interment

Friday, March 1, 2024

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

Mitchell Cemetery

Sistrunk Loop, LA 71419

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