TUBBS, JOAN FAITH (nee Gates), age 77, of Waterford, passed away April 26, 2022. She was born on June 3, 1944, in Pontiac, Michigan, daughter of the late Erwin “Bud” and Viola Gates (nee Lapearl). Dear mother of Valerie (Gary) Arieno, Matthew (Trish) Merrell, Robert (Jackie) Slusher, Tammy (Wade) Drumbeater, Juliana Bauer and Sunshine Ratcliff; proud grandmother of 17, great grandmother 52, and great great grandmother of 1; dear sister of Barbra Miracle, Ralph (Karen) Gates, and The late Erwin “Sonny” (The late Francis) Gates. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2022, 11:00 AM at Coats Funeral Home- Waterford. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Interment Ottawa Park Cemetery in Clarkston, Michigan. Memorial donations in Joan’s honor may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Kindly keep Joan and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
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