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“My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Mrs.Gatewood was a true friend. I will miss our wonderful conversations. She will surely...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Betty Stancil - Milford, VA

“To all of "Good Mama's" family, I just wanted you to know how sorry I am to just now hear of her passing. I know she was a huge part of your lives...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Danny Trivette - Friend

“We enjoyed so much our visit last year with your Mom at her home and always enjoyed seeing her at family reunions. We are so sorry for your loss and...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Audrey Prince Ford - MD

“Yvonne, Elaine and families: I always enjoyed when I ran into Mrs. Gatewood in Ladysmith. Unfortunately, our paths had not crossed much of late. I...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Francine Wright Whittaker - VA

“I shall always remember Mrs. Gatewood's dedication to her family and the family's dedication to her. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Mary Swisher - Bowling Green, VA

“Elaine, Janice, and family, I hold you close in my thoughts and send my love to support you in your time of loss, and always. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Adrienne Bey - Fredericksburg, VA

“Janice and family, I never had the priviledge of meeting good mama but always heard so many nice things about her. Praying for you and your...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: debbie thomas - woodford, VA


Ruby C. Gatewood, 92 passed away Saturday February 9, 2013, at her home near Ladysmith. She was known as "Good Mama" to all who knew her. She graduated from C.T. Smith School in 1939 and was an active member of the Young Homemakers of Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Gatewood and her parents Joseph and Effie Clark. She is survived by her daughters, Yvonne and husband Charles Sale and Elaine and husband Donald Satterfield, all of Ladysmith; sister, Doris Durrette of Woodford and a brother, Johnnie Clarke of Partlow; aunt, Ethel Fritter of Falmouth; grandchildren, Janice Sadler and husband David, Dennis Satterfield and wife Shawn, Jeff Sale and wife Tracy and Jennifer Satterfield; great grandchildren, Todd Sadler and wife Beth, Ben Sadler, James Satterfield and his fiancé Whitney Green, Chelsea Sale, Taylor Sale and Danica Sale; great-great grandchildren, Jacob Sadler and Kaiden Sadler; brothers in law, Frank Gatewood and Herbert Gatewood and wife Jeanette and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends at Storke Funeral Home, Bowling Green, Monday February 11th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1:00 PM in the mausoleum chapel at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fredericksburg, with entombment to follow. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Ladysmith Rescue Squad or Ladysmith Fire Department.