Golden Gate Mortuary

Amarillo, Texas

Golden Gate Mortuary - Amarillo, Texas

Melvin Jones Sr

Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church at 1 pm, 1215 Hughes St., Amarillo, TX 79107.  Arrangements provided by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N Hughes St. Amarillo Texas.

Mr. Jones was born to Samuel Jones and Ruthie Young Jones on September 23, 1927, in Clarksville, Red River County Texas. Growing up during the depression he attended Pleasant Hill school system. At an early age Melvin joined Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Jones served in the United States Army during WWII.

Mr. Jones married Emma Jean Nelson Jones, in Clarksville, Red River County Texas and the young couple moved to Amarillo, in 1951. To this union six children were born, Doris, Elise, Emma Lois, Connie, and Melvin Jr.

Mr. Jones united with the Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church, where his membership remained until his passing.

Mr. Jones began his construction career with Claude Dawson Sr., in Clarksville, Texas. After moving to Amarillo, he began working for Vandoran Concrete Construction, J. Rainey Construction, Buccola Masonry Co., Reid and Gary Strickland Co, where he retired in 1987. Mr. Jones also enjoyed working for Tyson Food Inc, as a concrete finisher with Claude Dawson Jr. Construction Co.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother; Samuel and Ruthie Jones, three brothers; Alonzo, Lonnie, and Samuel Jones Jr, one child, one granddaughter, and one grandson.

He is survived by his wife; Emma Jean Nelson Jones, his five children, Doris (Carl) Washington of San Bernardino, CA, Elsie (Jimmy) Smith of Frederick, OK, Emma Edwards of Muskogee, OK, Connie Mallory, and Melvin Jones Jr. both of Amarillo, TX, six sisters; Ola Mae Kellum, Velma Jones both of Houston, TX, Christine Moore of Clarksville, TX, Betty Jean Jones of Galveston, TX, Ruby Lois Jones, of New Jersey, and Edith Young of Paris, TX, four brothers; Roscoe Jones, Billy Wayne Jones of Clarksville, TX, James Jones of Dallas, TX, and Edgar Jones of Lubbock, TX, five grandsons, four granddaughters, twelve great grandsons, nine great granddaughters, three great great grandsons, and a host of family and friends.

Viewing will be held Friday, September 28th @ Golden Gate Mortuary Chapel of Angels from 5pm-7pm located at 1416 N Hughes St. Amarillo,Texas.

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Bishop James “Bokey” Martin Mims

Bishop James Bokey Martin Mims

Bishop James Martin Mims, a lifetime resident of Amarillo, Texas was born September 20, 1953 and was called home to be with the Lord August 26, 2018.

Viewing will be held Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church 3100 Angelus Dr. Amarillo, Texas 79107. Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 11:00 am at New Light Ministries 1001 NE 24th Amarillo, Texas 79107, Reverend Eric James Mims Sr. – Eulogist. Burial – Llano Cemetery

He was a dedicated pastor and servant of God for the cause of the Kingdom. He pastored churches in Childress, Plainview, and Borger. He later became the Pastor and Founder of the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas for 28 years. Bishop Mims was well known throughout the Amarillo Community as well as the West Texas Panhandle area. He will be greatly missed. Bishop James Mims was a graduate of Palo Duro High School where he was also inducted into the Palo Duro Hall of fame. He furthered his education at Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. He and his wife, Joyce Mims are the owners of Golden Gate Mortuary located at 1416 N. Hughes St. Amarillo, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his father, Paul Mims, Sr., mother, Ernest Mims Harris, stepfather, James E. Harris, and brother, Paul Mims, Jr.

He is survived by his wife: Joyce Mims of 40 years. Children: Reverend Eric J. Mims, Sr. (Adrienne) of Glenn Heights, Texas, Erica J. Reese (Julian) of Amarillo, Texas, Ebony J. Mims of Glenn Heights, Texas, Ernest J. Mims (LaTasha) of Tyler, Texas, James Martin Mims, Jr. of Dallas, Texas, Michael D. McGruder (LaTisha) of Houston, Texas, and special son, and Demetrius Smith of Dallas, Texas, Sisters: Millicent Turner of Garland, Texas, Kathleen Mims of Mesquite, Texas, Alice Grays of Pampa, Texas. Brothers: R.H. Harris and Danny Harris both of Pampa, Texas, 18 Grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, several nieces, nephews, a special friend Sylvania Jeffery, and a host of relatives and friends.

Special thanks to Doctors Drew and Hollands and staff of Amarillo Advanced Womb Care Center, Dr. Chance Irwin and staff, BSA MICU Staff, BSA 4th and 6th Floors Staff, A to D Mortuary, and members of the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church.

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Jimmy Wayne Wysner

Jimmy Wysner


Memorial Service will be held Saturday July 21, 2018 at 11am at New Light Ministries 1001 N.E. 24th Ave, Amarillo, Tx.  Arrangements provided by Golden Gate Mortuary. Amarillo, Texas.

Jimmy Wayne Wysner was born on September 20, 1960, to the late M.C. Wysner and Doris B. Graves in Memphis, Tx.

Survivors include: Four daughters Tameka R. Hughes of Dallas; Tranetra R. Wysner of Amarillo; Toria D. Wysner of Dallas; Ashley R. Wysner of Dallas; Nine Grandkids Deonte’ Winzer, TaLiyah Dorsey, TaZariyah Dorsey, Chauncey Askew, Marcacious Askley, OnJalay Askey, Jalin Jones, TyLasia Finney, Ivy’Auna Finney; One brother T.C. Wysner of Amarillo; Three Sisters Darlene Rodriguez of Flower Mound, TX. Michelle Wysner Georage of Memphis, TX; Sasha Lamb of Las Vegas, Nevada; One Aunt Alice Fisher of Amarillo. And a host of other Loved ones acquaintances and friends.

A viewing service will be held at Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes on Friday July 20, 2018 between 4pm-6pm. located at 1416 N Hughes St, Amarillo. Texas.

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Lawrence Dale Durley

Lawrence D Durley

Services will be held Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 2 pm at Pentecostal Temple Church located at 323 Oak Dr, Amarillo, TX.  with Elder Elijah B. Demerson.  Arrangements provided by Golden Gate Mortuary 1416 N Hughes St. Amarillo Texas.

On February 23, 1960, Lawrence Dale Durley, was born to David and Jewel Burks-Durley in Amarillo, TX. He later moved to Los Angeles where he attended High School and College. He moved back to Amarillo, in 1978, and at Anderson Merchandise is where he met the Love of his life Billie Ann Johnson, AKA “Candi”. They married one year later and this July 4th made 20 years of marriage.

Viewing will be held at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church Friday, July 20th, from 4pm-6pm, 3100 Angelus Dr. Amarillo, Texas.

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Tommy Joe Gonzales

Tommy Joe Gonzales

Tommy Joe Gonzales was born March 18, 1976, he attended Sam Houston and Tascosa High School. He was an independent contractor as a wood floor tech.  He was a loving father, husband, son, nephew and grandson.

Services will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11am at Emmanuel COGIC, 900 N. Adams St.  Arrangements provided by Golden Gate Mortuary located at 1416 N. Hughes St. Amarillo Texas.

He leaves to mourn his wife, Mandy Smith Gonzales, his three daughters; Shinesha Luckey, Kerstin McGriff, Keonia Gonzales.  Stepdaughter; Kiley Flood three grandsons; Levance Walzier, Kaden Walzier, Kam’ryn McGriff, one granddaughter Jazlynn Demerson, two sisters; Sharon Fisher, Jeanette Gonzales, two stepsisters; Johnnie and Kisstin Cambell.  Brothers; Jesse, Maurice, and Jimmy Gonzales, Haze Rose, and Lamont Fisher, his grandmother; Lavonia Randle, and his nieces and nephew and twenty great nieces/nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Viewing will be held Tuesday June 19th at Emmanuel COGIC, 900 N. Adams St, Amarillo Texas from 4-6pm.

Burial will be at Llano Cemetery.

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Garyan Lamont Cain

Garyan Lamont Cain

Garyan LaMont Cain was born to Gary Cain and Gilda (Shan) Gilbreath on April 21, 1992. Services will be held Saturday, May 12,2018 at 1pm, First Baptist Church, 1208 S. Tyler St. Amarillo, Texas.  Arrangements provided by Golden Gate Mortuary.

He attended Carver ECA, Carver Academy, Sam Houston Middle School, and he graduated with the Palo Duro High School Class of 2011. Garyan loved being around family and friends. Unbreakable. His genuine smile lit up the room when he entered and his sincere “I Love You” was comforting when he exited. Garyan loved people and was able to express that with the customers at Fat Cat Fish & Grill where he was employed many years, alongside his father.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Edward Gilbreath, Sr. and paternal grandparents, Freddie and Dorothy Cain.

Survivors include his parents, two children Jaden & Shantel, brothers: Kennison Gilbreath, Romello Sims, and Tre’Son Cain-Fugitt, sisters: Lexus Cain, Erica Cain, Jordan Cain, Mya Cain, Vanessa Cain, and Skylar Cain-Fugitt and a nephew Skye Sims.

Viewing will be held at Golden Gate Mortuary Chapel of Angels May 11, 2018 from 3pm-6pm. Located at 1416 N. Hughes St. Amarillo,Texas.   Burial will be at Llano Cemetery.

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King Thomas

King Thomas

King Thomas, Jr. was born October 24, 1968 in Los Angeles, California to the late King Thomas, Sr. and Alice Faye Thomas.

Services will be held Monday, March 19, 2018 at 1pm Jenkins Chapel Baptist Church. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery.

King attended and graduated Clarksville High School. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the military as a “R A”. He was honorably discharged from the 5/9 Infantry as a Seargent HHC 4th BN 12th IN (USAREUR E5) in 1995. Prior to meeting Lurketia Jones, King rededicated his life to God at Carter Chapel C.M.E. in 2013. On July 12, 2014, King and Lurketia were married. King was dedicated to his family. He loved music, fishing, playing dominoes and chess and had a passion for motorcycles. He was an alumni of the Rough Rider Biker Club – where he rode along side his Ride or Die “potna”, Quincy Reasonover. King and Lurketia enjoyed life and each other. The love that King and Lurketia shared was seen on their face in the many photos that were taken while they were vacationing in many wonderful vacation spots. They also enjoyed their many trips with Valerie and Willie Tennon.

King was preceded by his father, King Thomas, Sr.

Survivors include his wife, Lurketia; mother, Alice Faye Thomas (Clarksville, Texas); four children: Joshua Thomas, King Thomas, III, Princess Faye and Angel. Stepchildren: Curtis Smith, III, LaKrystal Smith and Jerryl Walzier; two sisters Yolanda Williams (Clarksville) and Shandra Lott (Amarillo) and a brother Cleveland and Melissa (Clarksville). He is also survived by his father-in-law, T J Jones (Sally) and sister-in-laws Terry JoAnn Reid (Abilene) and Marshey and Vincent Ford (Rockwell)and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. He leaves behind his legacy, his smile and his zest for life. You will be missed King.

Viewing will be held, Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Golden Gate Mortuary Chapel of Angels from 3pm-6pm.

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Bobby Phea

Bobby Phea

Mr. Bobby Phea (Dog) was born in Vernon, Texas to Mary K. Green.

Services will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 1pm at Greater Love Temple Church Amarillo, Texas.

He is one of nine siblings. He was married to Gwen Phea from 1998 to 2008. He is engaged to Veronica Madison from Killeen, Texas. He is the proud father of five children. Bobby cared deeply for people always willing to give a helping hand. He was quick to forgive and always there when he was needed. Bobby was a good father and grandfather. He was a talented mechanic and artist. He graduated from Central Texas College as a Diesel Engine Specialist and Automotive Mechanic. Bobby was always smiling and was encouraging people to laugh. He had a big heart and was very humble.

He is survived by four brothers; Anthony Phea, Donald Luper, Miles Luper, Marlon Bailey, and Warminski Bonner, and three sisters; Angela Graves, Valencia Bonner, Pamona Bonner. He is the proud father of five children; Talisha Vinson, Bobby Phea Jr., Yance Phea, Avory Phea, and Quincey Phea.

Viewing will be held Friday, March 16, 2018 from 4pm-6pm at Golden Gate Mortuary Chapel of Angels 1416 N. Hughes Amarillo, Texas.

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Ella F. Crain

Ella F Crain

Ella Faye Crain Was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas on September 29, 1946, to Edward and Margret Johnson.  She worked as a care giver until she retired in 1993.

Services will be at St. John Baptist Church 2301 NW 14th St. Amarillo Texas at 2pm Saturday, March 3, 2018 with Pastor Anthony B. Harris, Eulogist. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery.

She is preceded by her parents; Edward and Margaret Johnson, Two brothers; Robert Johnson and Elbert Johnson, Sr.

She is survived by Three children; Tanya Crain, Billy and Joseph Welch all of Amarillo. Three sibling; Ruby Johnson, Lela Anderson and Charles Johnson all of Amarillo. Four grandchildren; Daphaney Berry, RayShawn, DeShawn, and Torrey Welch. Three great grandchildren; KeyShawn, Royale Welch, Zariyaah Welch all of Amarillo and a host of nieces, nephew, and cousins.

Viewing will be held from 4pm-6pm Friday, March 2, 2018.

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