Tate, Willie Mae In New Haven, Aug. 4, 2007, after a long illness, Willie Mae Tate, 74 of Harborside Health Care - Arden House of Hamden and formerly of New Haven, mother of Sarah Mae Tate of North Haven, Priscilla Tate of Hamden, Evelyn, Claude and James Tate all of New Haven, sister of Moses, James H. and Ivy Lee Tate all of Abbeville, SC and the late Georgia Mae, Janie V., Joseph and John C. Tate. Also survived by two grandchildren, Phillip Bruton, Jr., Christina Ann Tate Johnson and the late Christopher Tate and a godchild, Louella Pratt and her daughter Leiah Evans. Willie Mae was born Dec. 29, 1932 a daughter of the late Clempson and Sally Burton Tate. She worked for the City of New Haven in the Traffic and Parking Division and also in the public school system as a Focus Teacher. Funeral Service Friday Aug. 10, 2007, at 10am at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Friends may call Thursday from 5-8pm. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

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  1. Although I did not know her, I have heard wonderful things about her. I wish that the family and friends find comfort in each other and their memories of her.

  2. Dear Evelyn and family — I came to know Willie Mae when she was at the Arden House. I would give her communion on my Sundays there and spend a few minutes talking with her. It always was something I looked forward to. Willie Mae had a special way about her — a sweetness but I could sometimes detect just a little sass! I entered her room one Sunday morning and heard wonderful gospel music on her TV. I said, ‘Doesn’t that make you want to get up and dance?’ She quickly replied, ‘Well, I would if I had two legs!’ Through a twist of fate, I met you, Evelyn. How very special! I’ll keep you all in my prayers. I hope the memories you all have of Willie Mae sustain you. It is good to know she is now at peace and no longer suffering. I won’t forget her!

  3. Even not knowing her personally, you can tell how wonderfull person she was by her kind expression. Her legacy will continue through Priscilla (my co-worker and dear friend). Willie may you rest in peace with our heavenly Father…

  4. In life nor death, angels nor principled, things present, nor things to come, can persuade me from the love of God which in Christ Jesus our Lord. Have a peaceful journey Home Mama Love Priscilla and John

  5. Mama It’s okay to begin your journey,we will be alright God Bless You Love Claude, Sarah, James, Priscilla, Evelyn, Phillip

  6. Our family extendes our condolences and send heartfelt best to you and your family on your loss. Godspeed. Kenny Bolen and Family

  7. Priscilla May god be with you in your time of sorrow. God bless you and your family. Our deepest sympathy. Barbara & Jack

  8. Priscilla May god be with you in your time of sorrow. God bless you and your family. Our deepest sympathy. Barbara & Jack

  9. Priscilla, From the deepest part of our hearts, we exstends our warmest sympathy. Julia & Family

  10. Priscilla, sometimes some things occure at some of the most trying times in a person life. Its at those times when we need to be at our strongest. Keep your focuse in GOD’s direction, and all will be ok. GOD bless you and your family. Levi

  11. Sorry for your loss. I hope I be as strong as you. Your friends and co-workers are here for anything you need With Love Maribel

  12. To Ms. Tate’s family, I extended my sympathy at this, your time of loss. You were all very dedicated in caring for your mother/grandmother. There was hardly ever a time I didn’t see someone with Ms. Tate

  13. To The Tate Family I would not Have missed the service for such a sweet woman who could put a smile on your face at anytime! but i truly send my heartfelt deepest sympathy from my family to yours we love you! Your in our Prayers Angelina and family

  14. We are so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our hearts and prayers. All the best, the Pantani Family.

  15. With our deepest sympathy, we are sorry for your loss, hope that these words are of some comfort for you and your family. If there is anything that we can do we are all here for you With Love Hattie White,Galen Priestley, Carmen Martinez, Vilma Rivera, Barry Powell

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