Kimberly Nicole Bates, 43, of Sherman passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at her home in Sherman.
Kimberly was born on June 21, 1976 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Eugene and Lynda (Elswick) Wolfe. She married Paul Bates in Sherman, Texas on September 6, 1996. Kimberly loved her family. She enjoyed arts and crafts, being outdoors, living in the country and going on family vacations, especially cruises.
She is survived by her husband, Paul C. Bates of Sherman; son, Cash Anthony Bates of Sherman; mother, Lynda Elswick of Arkansas; father, Dave Elswick of Arkansas; grandmother, Mary Joy Adams of Breckenridge, TX.; mother-in-law, Patricia Bates; sisters, Tara Parsons, Jennifer Neal, and Meaghan Bell, brothers, Greg Columbus, John Elswick, Myles Elswick and Christopher Wolfe.
Kimberly was preceded in death by her daughter, Katy Lynn Bates.
A memorial service honoring Kimberly will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro. At this time no formal visitation is scheduled.
You and your husband were my dad’s (Glen Hoffman’s) best friends while I was growing up, and I have so many fond memories of both of you. I will always consider you such good friends. You were like an aunt and uncle to me. Bless your good soul, Kim. You left too soon, much too young. Sometimes I feel that it isn’t fair how short life is. God bless your husband and your son.
She had the most beautiful smile! I loved walking into her at her booth in the mall!
Our prayers are with you and Cash.
Our hearts goes out to Kimberly family. Please know that the family is in our thoughts and prayers.
From: Dave Elswick’s Salem Media Family in Little Rock, Arkansas
We are heartbroken with the news of Kim’s passing. You and your family are in our prayers.
She waa very nice!
I cannot believe you’re gone! The mall will not be the same without your sunny disposition there greeting those who walk in. I’m sorry i didn’t visit more often. I loved chatting with you. My heart hurts for your family. Paul and Cash will be in my prayers.
Kim I met you years ago , but I will miss you the most not seeing you and saying hello as I walk by your table at the mall it will not be the same you not being there !! Paul please accept our condolences ??
I cannot believe you are suddenly gone. You were a sweet, gentle, beautiful lady. I so enjoyed our visits, and looked forward to resuming our chats after the mall reopened. Cash, i hope you know how very much your mother loved you, & how very proud she was of the young man you are becoming. My heartfelt condolences to kims entire family. She loved you all.
I am so sorry to hear the news of Kim’s passing. I saw her at her booth not very long ago and she was her normal smiling self. Life is so uncertain. We can have some peace in knowing she is now in a better place. Paul and Cash (and the rest of the family) I wish you the best. My heart goes out to you.
Kim and Paul and Cash were our mall friends. We looked forward to walking everyday and seeing them. Kim was so friendly and always smiling and we always visited. She was loving and caring and enjoyed sharing her homemade Christmas goodies! Paul and Cash our prayers are with you. We love your family.
Paul, so sorry to hear about Kim.
Our prayers are with you and Cash.
I was so sorry to learn about Kim. We worked together at Montgomery Ward. Such a sweet girl. Prayers for the family,
Still hard to believe your gone sweet sweet Lady. Kim has a heart of gold. She was kind and always had a smile for anyone she ever met. She will be missed dearly. My Prayers are with the entire family. Love you Kim, Paul, and Cash. God Bless you all.
She was a Sweet caring person who was very friendly and amazing person I loved talking to her and seeing her smile and always cheerful.
Met Kimberly bates in Midway Mall of Sherman Tx Selling cellphone accessories and always loved talking to her and her husband Paul bates.