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February 25, 1990  -  September 21, 2016

Terrance Melton Gates, 26, was born February 25, 1990 to Neshell Poke and Henry Gates in Kansas City, Missouri.

Terrance was educated in the public schools of Kansas City, Missouri. “Rico Bussin,” as he was affectionately called, had such a promising future and was an up and coming rapper. He loved music and cooking, working at various restaurants throughout the metro area. Terrance also enjoyed working with his hands and spending time sharpening his computer skills.

Although Terrance was single, he loved his family,  especially his two daughters and was waiting the arrival of his son. He was surrounded by much love from his mother and four sisters. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and father. He will be sorely missed.

He departed this life on Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters,     December T. Gates and Nehemiah Gates; one son, Ajavis Melton Gates; mother, Neshell Poke Gates (Clyde); father, Henry Melton Gates, Jr. (Rose); four sisters, Trisha S. Young, Da’Keela Young Washington, Myisha S. Jones Gates and Geraldine Gates all of Kansas City, MO; five aunts, Fredia Stone, Tony Poke, Vanessa Gates, Gloria Bradford Gates and   Miranda Walker (Preston); four uncles, Jerry Poke, Eugene A. Williams, David Dupree and Jerome   Mitchell; one great-aunt, Florence Tyler and a host of nephews nieces, cousins, other relatives and friends.


Services were held at Linwood United Methodist Church, 3151 Olive Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64109, Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop Eugene Griddine, Officiating. Burial Brooking Cemetery, Raytown, Missouri. Arrangements by Golden Gate Funeral & Cremation Services, LLC.



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