ELIZABETHTON — Ruth Darlene “RD” Pierce Pate, went to be with her Lord and Savior, after a courageous battle, on Monday Sept. 5, 2011.
Darlene served as a Johnson City Public Safety Officer from 1982-94 and was in law enforcement for 25 years. She had a zest for life, deep love for family, and four legged animals.
Darlene was preceded in death by her Mother, Eliza Ellen Biggs, of Bristol; and her Stepson, Jamie Lee Pate, Elizabethton.
Surviving are: Husband of 19 years, Dannie Pate, Elizabethton; her pet “babies,” Precious, Gizmo and Cuddles; Daughters: Renee Hall and Becky Quillen, Kingsport, Amy Worrell & husband, Matt, Telford, Anna Willis & husband, Michael, Johnson City; Sons: Scott Pate, Jonesborough, & Andrew Pate, Elizabethton; Parents In Laws: Jack & Nellie Pate, Elizabethton; Sisters In Laws: Kathy Timbs & Husband, Jim, Elizabethton, Belinda Heaton & Husband, Tim, Alabama, Kim Lacey & Husband, Russell, Elizabethton, Leanne Waycaster & husband, Mitchell, Elizabethton; Ten Grandchildren; and Several Nieces & Nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Carter Christian Church, 1765 Hwy 91, Stoney Creek, Elizabethton TN.
Friends will be received from 4-6 PM with the service beginning at 6 PM. Friends may also call at the residence of Jack & Nellie Pate, 115 Tanasie Dr., Elizabethton.
In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to either American Cancer Society or Elizabethton Animal Shelter.
Condolences may be shared with the family and viewed at www.CremationSocietyTN.com or faxed to (423) 547-9433.
Arrangements for the Pate family are in the care of Cremation Society of Northeast Tennessee. 2295 Highway 19E, Elizabethton, TN 37643.