Golden Gate Mortuary

Amarillo, Texas

Golden Gate Mortuary - Amarillo, Texas

Esley “Junebug” Bailey

Esley Junebug Bailey

June 17, 1955 – December 30, 2017

Services was Friday January 5, 2018 at Wildwood Baptist Church located at 60 NE 63rd Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with Pastor Morris Holmes Eulogists. Burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Viewing was Thursday January 4th at Rolfe Funeral Home 2936 NE 36th St Oklahoma City, OK.

He is preceded in death by his mother Odessa Bailey his father Esley Bailey Sr and sister Mary Haskins.

He leaves to cherish his memories and legacy; his wife Ella, sisters Kathleen (Otis) Anthony, Yvette(Herman) Jefferies, Dorothy (Ray) Fields, Felita Bailey (Delroy), Greta (Joseph) Rucker, Toroy Jones, His children Kristen Nicole Bailey, Esley Jerome Bailey. Delishea Walker, Natysha London, Kara Turner and Tiffany. Host of Nieces, Nephews, grandchildren and friends.

Dorothy J. Durham

Dorothy J Durham

Dorothy Durham was born the first child of 6 to Ruby Mitchell. Born in LaGrange, Texas raised in Amarillo Texas where she lived out the remainder of her days where she meet and married her honey Alonzo H. Durham. The two traveled the world, raising their two children Carlos and Marilyn Toombs as Alonzo served our country as a Sargent in the military. Then they lived the rest of their lives in Amarillo Texas. Arrangements provided by Golden Gate Mortuary.

Dorothy Durham fulfilled many purposed as The Lord Blessed us with her time here with us.

She leaves her legacy to her two children Carlos and Marilyn Toombs, Six grandchildren, Quentin Toombs, Kissey Reed, Casey Toombs, Porsha Toombs, Shalma Toombs, Rachael Evans, and Tia Toombs, and a host of great-grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Viewing will be Friday January 5, 2018 from 3p.m at Golden Gate Mortuary 1416 N Hughes St. Amarillo Texas.

Services will be held Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 1 pm at Jenkins chapel. Burial Llano Cemetery

Katie Brown

Katie Brown


Katie Brown, “Ms. Thomas”, was born the 6th child of 9 children to Annie Mae and D.L. Thomas on Jan 23, 1951, in Floydada, TX.

Services will be January 4, 2017 at 11 am in Carter Chapel Primitive Baptist Church 1400 NW 11th Ave, Amarillo, Texas 79107 Pastor Herman Moore, Officiant. Burial Memorial Park Cemetery, Plainview, TX.  Arrangements provided by Golden Gate Mortuary, 1416 N Hughes St, Amarillo, Texas 79107


She lived most of her early life in Plainview, Texas, where she met and married her one true love James Brown Jr. They formed the “Brown Bunch” with their four children. Katie had an unwavering faith in Jesus Christ.

She leaves to cherish her memory; her father D.L. Thomas, beloved husband James Brown Jr. four children and their spouses; Felicia & DeVaughn Kelly, Shelly Thomas, Lamar Maddox, Sabastian & Yazmenda Brown, Galen & Christina Brown. Eighteen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two sisters, four brothers.

Viewing will be Today January 3, 2017 from 3 pm to 6 pm at Golden Gate Chapel of Angels located at 1416 N Hughes St, Amarillo, Texas 79107

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