Sandy Gates

June 27, 2019

Sandy Gates, age 77, of Royal Oak, died June 18, 2019 with her family at her side. She was born on June 24, 1941 in Detroit to Sandy and Elaine (nee Hooper) Mullas. Sandy made the most of every moment by enjoying the time spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Loving mother of Don (Rose) Gates, Michelle Williams, Selena (John) Franzoni and Lisa Gates. Proud grandmother of Isabella, Paul, Kelsey, Jacqueline, Valerie, Jessica, Nicole, Christopher, Kathryn and ten great grandchildren. Dear sister of Ethel Komsic, Charles Mullas, the late Clifford Mullas, William Mullas, Anthony Mullas, Leonora Bunner and Margaret Molencupp. Also survived by her special friend, John Gerdes.

Sandy Gates

Sandy participated in eleven World Championship Horseshoe Tournaments and was the World Champion in 2003-2004. She competed locally at clubs in Berkley and St. Clair Shores. A 1959 graduate of Berkley High School, Sandy was employed in Berkley at the Bear’s Den and Grapevine. Ultimately, she worked for 37 years at the Green Lantern Lounge in Madison Heights. She will be remembered for her love of cooking, hunting and gardening.

Visitation Friday 3-8 pm. Funeral Saturday 10:30 am at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W. 11 Mile Rd. (4 blocks E. of Woodward), Royal Oak. Memorial contributions to Premier Hospice, 33259 Dequindre Rd., Suite C, Troy 48083 are appreciated. 

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The family is being served by Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home in Royal Oak.

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