Bobbie Jean (Daniels) Tate of Newark, departed this life on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at the age of 86. She was born November 2, 1933, in Newark, the daughter of Charley and Maude (Landers) Daniels.
She was a graduate of Newark High School and a member of the Newark First Missionary Baptist Church. She retired from Southwestern Bell, where she had worked as a telephone operator. Tate was the owner and operator of Bobbies Flower Shop.
She loved to fish and watch the Arkansas Razorbacks play. She was selfless, always serving as a caregiver for her parents and older siblings. She loved spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ray Tate; one brother, Willis Daniels; two sisters, Lena House and Ena Price; one great-grandson, Levi Brown; and her parents.
She is survived by two sons, Ronnie Keith Tate and wife, Debbie, of Newark, and Douglas Ray Tate and wife, Mia, of Batesville; one daughter, Tamara Brown and husband, Jerry of Bossier City, La.; nine grandchildren, Tracy Rudd and husband, Matt, Ryan Tate and wife, Ludmila, Jeffrey Tate and wife, Taylor, Lindsay Ellis and husband, Erik, Daniel Brown and wife, Shelly, Chelsea Davis and husband, Darius, Luke Tate, Tristin Tate and wife, Ashley, and Casyn Tate; fourteen great-grandchildren; and her special friends, Phil and Mendell Bryan and Larry and Martha Price.
Friends may visit at the funeral home Wednesday, noon to 1:45 p.m. Graveside services are 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Blue Springs Cemetery with Bro. Bill Goodwin officiating.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Tristan Tate, Luke Tate, Ryan Tate, Jeffrey Tate, Darius Davis, and Tate Rudd.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blue Springs Cemetery Fund.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we ask that you adhere to social distancing mandates.
Arrangements by Jackson’s Newark Funeral Home.