Golden Gate Mortuary

Amarillo, Texas

Golden Gate Mortuary - Amarillo, Texas

Annie L Mills

Annie L Mills

Annie L. Mills, 89, of Amarillo died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ with Superintendent Elijah B. Demerson, pastor, as eulogist. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes St.

Mrs. Annie L. Mills was born Sept. 28, 1925.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elder Brackson Mills.

Survivors include a sister, a brother, seven daughters, a son, and host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive family and friends at 609 N. Jefferson St.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mrs. Crystal (Chris) Taylor

Crystal (Chris)  Irene Taylor, age 86, died peacefully on January 20, 2015 at the Northwest Hospital in Amarillo after a brief struggle with lung and heart issues. Chris was born October 3, 1928 in St. John, Kansas, the daughter of Harold and Gladys Leitner.

She attended schools in St. John and graduated from St. John High School.  Not long thereafter, Chris married Melvin (Mel) Taylor who had returned from World War II.  Mel worked in the oil business and they lived in several western Kansas towns prior to moving to Oberlin, Kansas in 1965 where they lived until Mel’s passing in 1990. Subsequently, Chris lived in Great Bend Kansas.  In recent years Chris has lived in Amarillo, Texas at the Craig Retirement Home.

Chris was a devoted mother and wife and had two sons, Larry Taylor born in December, 1946 and Tracy Taylor born in January, 1954. She was ecstatic when her both sons accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. She was also a devoted daughter and took care of her mother. Chris took care of Gladys in the last ten years of her life as Gladys passed away at the age of 99.

Chris enjoyed work and was a trained florist as well as a licensed beautician. She owned a flower store in Oberlin after she and Mel owned a clothing store in Oberlin. She enjoyed playing bridge with friends and doing ceramics and painting carousel horses. Chris was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Oberlin for over twenty-five years.

Chris is survived by a her brother, Carol Leitner of Twin Lakes, Michigan, sons Larry (Lorena) Taylor of Lenora, Kansas and Tracy (Kim) of Amarillo, Texas; five grandchildren, Sheila (Mark)  Otter, Shawn (Sonja) Taylor, Ryan (Whitney) Taylor, Aaron (Nichole)  Taylor and Braeton Taylor; nine  great grandchildren Ashley (Steven) Redeker, Anna Otter, Alisha Otter, Marshall Otter, Zadok Taylor, Zordyn Taylor, Georgia Taylor, Vann Taylor, Remington Taylor, and one great, great grandchild, Kasch Redeker,  and a number of other loving  relatives such as Joy (Terry) Sallee and close friends.

Thomas Brown Sr


Thomas Brown Sr. 72 years, died Feb. 11, 2015.

Thomas was born May 1, 1942, to George and Caldonia Brown in Anderson County.

Memorial services was held at 2pm. Saturday, February 21, 2015, at New Life Church in Amarillo, located 405. S. Pittsburgh.  Arrangements are under the direction of Golden Gate Mortuary.

Thomas moved to the Texas Panhandle from East Texas in the late 1950′s.  He eventually moved to Pampa from Panhandle and he was a cook and a machinist for IRI, where he retired.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Catherine; a Brother, J.B.; and a son, Thomas Jr.

He is survived by sons, Darren and Greg; a daughter, Nicole and 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The family requests memorials to be sent 132 Pecan St in Borger.

Roy L Stotts

Roy L. Stotts: 1958-2015


Roy L. Stotts, 56, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church with Bishop James Mims, pastor, as eulogist. Burial will be in Rest Lawn Cemetery in Hereford. Arrangements are by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N. Hughes St.

Roy Lee Stotts was born Oct. 2, 1958, in Matador to Florence and Wallace Junior Stotts. He graduated from Hereford.

He was a supervisor at Lone Star Alfalfa for three years and also a lifetime mechanic. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. His hobbies included baking any kind of desserts, riding his motorcycle, hanging out at the park and talking about his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth of Amarillo; three brothers, Wallace Leon Stotts of Amarillo, Jimmy Stotts of Clovis, N.M., and John Anthony Stotts of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Martha Hardeman of Dallas; seven sons, Ronnie Fluellen of Odessa, Torrac Hayes of Minot, N.D., Rayshaun Hollings of Arlington; Wallace Stotts of Alamogordo, N.M., Anthony Hayes of Snyder, Brant Powers of Borger and Nathan Stotts of Amarillo; a daughter, Andrea Fluellen of Alamogordo; and 19 grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. today at funeral home.