Terri Cates, 49, of Mt. Vernon, died at 2:50 p.m. Friday, July 4, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
She was born Jan. 17, 1965, in Belleville, a daughter of Gordon and Jean (Outland) Brookman. She married Robert Dean Cates on Jan. 4, 1998, in Mt. Vernon, and he survives in Mt. Vernon.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Cates is survived by three daughters, Tara Stewart and Holly Stewart of Mt. Vernon and Whitney Cates of Edwardsville; four grandchildren, Shane Kimpel of Mt. Vernon, Michelle Kimpel of Mt. Vernon, Landen Henry of Edwardsville and Kieden Parks of Edwardsville; a brother, Michael Brookman and wife Gayla of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother and a sister, Tawanna Thackery.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Jon Cook officiating.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the donor’s choice and will be accepted at the Hughey Funeral Home, PO Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Il. 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.