Mrs. Lillie Bell Gist Tate,was born in Spartanburg, SC on July 29, 1924 to the late Rev. David and Mattie Gist. She departed this life on Monday, January 3, 2022, at the age of 97.
She was preceded in death by her husband Joe C. Tate and stepdaughter, Verenda Tate Davis.
She was employed by the Knoxville-Knox County School System where she retired after 50 years of employment.
Survivors are her sister Lavida and Marshall Lyles, 2 nieces Ashlie Coleman and Anntionette Gist and 1 nephew Brandonn Gist, and 3 great nieces and 1 great nephew, Spartanburg, SC.; 3 stepchildren, Betty Beal, Clarence & Corliss Tate, Claryce & William Cartwright.
Very special cousins Barbara Jean Jones and family, Dorothy Black and family, Spartanburg, SC.
Very special and devoted friends Stanley Upton and Linda Upton-Willis.
Family will receive friends, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Monday, January 10, 2022, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 2714 Brooks Avenue; funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Rev. Dr. Johnnie W. Skinner, Officiating