Margaret Cates
Wednesday
15
February

Visitation at Funeral Home

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc.
301 Absecon Boulevard
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Wednesday
15
February

Final Resting Place

11:15 am
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Greenwood Cemetery
Washington Avenue & Pennsylvania RR
Pleasantville, New Jersey, United States

Obituary of Margaret S Cates

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Margaret Stotts Cates, 91, of Atlantic City, New Jersey passed away February 7, 2023, at home surrounded by her family. She was born December 9, 1931, in Saint Petersburg, Florida to Pearl (nee' Davis) and Joe Stotts. In Saint Petersburg, she met and married Paul Pressley Cates. Margaret and Paul moved to Atlantic City, New Jersey. In the 1950's, the Cates Family was one of the first African American families to purchase a home in the city's Bungalow Park neighborhood. The same home where Mrs. Cates lived until her passing. At an early age Margaret followed the Gospel at joined 20th Street Church of Christ in Saint Petersburg where she was active until moving to Atlantic City. She worked in several different laundries in the Atlantic City area. She then found employment with Wheaton Plastics until her last job as a cashier at Harrah's Casino. In her free time, Margaret enjoyed solving word puzzles. She leaves to cherish her memories: three children, Paul Pressley Cates, Jr., Cynthia Janet Sturdivant and Paulette Elaine Cates; two sisters, Mable and Johnnie Mae; and a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. A celebration of Margaret's life will be 10AM-11AM, Wednesday, February 15, 2023, Greenidge Funeral Home, 301 Absecon Boulevard, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Washington Avenue, Pleasantville, New Jersey. Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Atlantic City, where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.
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