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Mr. Dennis Dixon Tate or “Dean,” as he was affectionately called, was born in York County, South Carolina on May 10, 1952 to the late Watson and Mary Dixon Tate.  He transitioned from his earthly home on Friday; January 26, 2018 at Caromont Regional Medical Center, Gastonia, North Carolina.

Dean was a 1973 graduate of Hunter Huss High School and a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.  He was employed by Cinderella Knit as a material handler for fifteen years and at CDA until his health declined.  Dean’s favorite football team was the LA Rams and his college team was the Tar Heels.  He was loved by many and will be truly missed.  

He was preceded in death by his parents: Watson and Mary Tate; his siblings: Annie Fonville, Marion Rhyne, Donald Tate, Ivery Tate and Watson Tate, Jr.

Memories will forever be cherished by his son: Marqvis Rhyne, brother: Hunter Tate, grandson: Mark Rhyne; foster sisters: Robin Walker, Barbara Tate, Zina Fonville, Debbie Tate, and Kitty Douglass, foster brothers: Jackie Tate and Ronnie Tate, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral: Friday; February 2, 2018; 2:00 p.m.; Tabernacle Baptist Church-519 West 19th Ave, Gastonia

Visitation: thirty minutes before the service at the church

Interment: Armstrong Cemetery, Gastonia

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  • Monday, January 29, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Gregory Funeral Service
  • Tuesday, January 30, 2018
    May God, who understands our needs and hears each prayer we pray. Be near to you and give you strength and peace to fill each day. God's Blessing upon the family.
    ~ Mrs. Rosa Lee Miller   Charlotte, NC
  • Thursday, February 01, 2018
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Death is never an easy thing to have to deal with, even Jesus himself wept when his friend Lazarus feel asleep in death and he knew he could resurrect him. The bible does provide us with comfort and hope in times such as these. Revelation 21:4 says that God will wipe every tear from our eyes and death and pain will be no more.
    ~ Lisa L
  • Wednesday, February 07, 2018
    . May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 34:18. It reads: “Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez