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Melba Louise Bates

Visitation for Melba Louise Bates, 74, Pomona, Missouri, will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 17, 2022 at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Bates passed away at 12:15 a.m., Monday, January 10, 2022, at Brooke Haven Healthcare.


She was born April 14, 1947 in Butler County, Alabama, to Louis Henry and Jewel Christine Bennett Coburn.  On January 9, 1965, she was married at Andalusia, Alabama, to Keith Ronald Bates.  Mrs. Bates worked in the housekeeping department at West Vue, Inc.


She is survived by her husband, Keith Bates, of the family home; two children, Debra Bergeron and husband, Richard, Marrero, Louisiana, and Kimberly Sanders and husband, Robert, Round Rock, Texas; five grandchildren, Dana Comeaux, Randy Bergeron; Landon Sanders, Logan Sanders, and Payton Sanders; three great-grandchildren, Olivia, Christina, and Espen; and three sisters, Betty Kindrick, Evelyn Eddins, and Cynthia Clemmons.


Her parents, one great-grandson, Rodney Bergeron, five brothers, James Coburn, Bill Coburn, Robert Coburn, Ronald Coburn, and Joseph Coburn, and one sister, Jeanett Ina Coleson, preceded her in death.