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Zannie Ellen Bates

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Zannie Ellen Bates, 84, of Poolesville, Maryland, passed away peacefully amongst family, on June 8, 2022. She was the loving wife to the late Dale A. Bates.

Zannie was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Beatty) Emanus.

Born and raised in Louisiana, she attended Ruston Elementary and Ruston High School. She went on to attend Louisiana Tech University, where she majored in English and Drama.

Zannie was a devoted wife, dedicated mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She loved children and taught Sunday School for many years at Poolesville Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Zannie also worked at Poolesville High School’s cafeteria and at the local Poolesville florist shop. She had a tremendous love of flowers and worked tirelessly to transform her yard into a living work of art.

In her later years, traveling became one of her passions and she was able to take her children and grandchildren on many adventures. She is survived by three children, Chandra McCall of Fayetteville, Pennsylvania, Dee Ann (Johnnie) Osborne, of Griffin, Georgia and Barry (Michele) Bates of Martinsburg, West Virginia; six grandchildren, Erin Blakemore, Ian McCall, Sean Patrick, Katie Woodall, Mandy McCall, Bryan Patrick; and three great-grandchildren, Emilia McCall, Sam Blakemore and Ava McCall.

Visitation was held from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday June 11, 2022, at the Hilton Funeral Home, 22111 Beallsville Rd., Barnesville, Maryland, where funeral services followed at 3 p.m.