Jean Prince Tate passed away peacefully on Friday, September 2, 2011.
Celebration of life services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 8, 2011 in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Rev. Larry Hawkins, Pastor of Blue Baptist Church in Connerville, OK officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Born in Ft. Worth, Texas, March 31, 1929 to Jessie Marie and Hutcheson Charles Bourgeois, Jean lived most of her life in Amarillo. She loved helping others and being around her family. She enjoyed family outings and gatherings with everyone around.
Prior to retiring, Jean was an Apartment Manager for several large corporations in Texas, California, and Nevada ending her career as a District Apartment Manager in Texas. After retirement, Jean and her late husband, Bill Tate, raised ostriches. Jean was very involved and had a love for each one. She helped hatch many of the babies and was diligent about their care.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, Velma Marie Prince, her husband Bill Tate in 2007 and a step-grandson, Darren Tate.
Jean is survived by two sons, Sonny Prince and his wife Norma of Pontotoc, OK, Buddy Prince of Tucson, AZ and one daughter, Debbie Jeffers and her husband, Randy of Amarillo. Also survived by two sisters, Ann Bettes of Perryton, Texas and Charlene Schneider and her husband Glen of Amarillo. In addition, she is survived by step-sons, Wayne Tate and wife Marianne of Ogden, Utah, Darryl Tate and wife Bo, of Hope, Arkansas and Larry Tate and wife Barbara of Canyon, Texas. Two step-daughters Billy June Scott of Woodward, OK and Norma Prince of Pontotoc, OK.
Jean had numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, not to mention the wonderful nieces and nephews who all adored her.
The family would like to thank Jan Francis Care Center and Victory Hospice, both of Ada, OK for their kindness and gentle treatment of our mother.
Family will receive friends at Boxwell Brothers from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2011.
Memorials are suggested to City Church, 205 S. Polk St., Amarillo, TX 79101; Faith City Mission, 401 W. Second Ave., Amarillo, TX 79101; or to a favorite charity.