Melveana Gates Vines

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Funeral services honoring the life of Melveana Gates Vines, 77, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Mansfield with the Rev. Jimmy Price officiating. Burial followed at Converse Cemetery in Converse. The family received friends from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at the Rose-Neath Funeral in Mansfield. Melveana was born July 10, 1936, in Mitchell to William and  Nettie Britt Gates and passed away Feb. 15, 2014 in Bossier City. She was a member of Springs of Grace Baptist Church in Shreveport. Melveana was a loving mother, faithful wife and loyal friend. She loved everyone unconditionally. Preceding Mrs. Melveana in death were her husband, Mitchell Gilbert Vines; parents, William and Nettie Britt Gates; and brother, Odell Gates. Those left behind to cherish
her memory were her son, Mitchell W. Vines and wife ,Mary; sister, Fannie Bridges; and grandchildren, Lauren Vines Smith and husband, Matt, and Garland Vines. Those honoring the life of Melveana as pallbearers were Garland Vines, Matt Smith, Olin Hall, Barney Walker, Charles Myers and Langston Myers. So now, faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13. Rose-Neath Funeral Home Mansfield Chapel – (318) 872-4660 
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