Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Bates Tucker, 83, were held Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Everett officiating. Interment followed at Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill.
Visitation was held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Central Baptist Church until time of service.
Mrs. Tucker was born Dec. 31, 1927 in Gloster, Mississippi to David and Lilla Seale Bates and passed away Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 in Bossier City. She was a resident of Springhill since 1953, a faithful member of Central Baptist Church and a Sunday school teacher. Mrs. Tucker was a graduate of Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, Arkansas and a retired school teacher having taught in Taylor, Arkansas and Plain Dealing.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, P.O. Tucker of Springhill; sons, David Tucker of Springhill and Freddie Tucker of Orange, Texas; grandson, Jeremy Tucker and sisters, Maudie Bates of Shreveport and Jean Castle of Baton Rouge.
Mrs. Tucker was preceded in death by her parents and son, Mike Seale Tucker.
Deacons of Central Baptist Church will serve as pallbearers.
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