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Mary Elizabeth Terry Bates

November 4, 1924 - September 10, 2022

Burial Date September 15, 2022

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Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Terry Bates, 97, of Halifax passed away Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Commonwealth Assisted Living. She was the wife of the late Edward L. Bates, Jr. Liz was born in Halifax County, November 4, 1924, the oldest daughter of the Late Henry P. Terry and Fannie Snead Terry. She was an active member of Beulah Baptist Church at Hat Creek, member and past President of Brookneal Woman’s Club, member and past president of the Bob White Club at Hat Creek. She was also an active volunteer working in nursing homes and many other areas of volunteer services. Liz was awarded the Citizen of the Year by the Lions Club twice. Liz was a native of Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) and worked for the Department of Agriculture in the Food and Nutrition Program in Campbell County. She is survived by a nephew, Mike Jones (Sandra) of Halifax; nieces, Angie Jones of South Boston, Kathy Terry of Roxboro, Terry Lynn Hazelwood (Danny) of Halifax, Tanette Tucker Smith of South Boston. She was preceded in death by four siblings, Henry P. Terry Jr., Myrna Terry Jones, Agnes Terry Tucker, and Nathaniel Terry; two nephews, Calvin H. “Sput” Jones, and Henry Paul Terry III. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Henderson Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow in Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Home or a charity of your choice.