Obituary of Margie Gatewood
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Margie Long Gatewood, widow of Chester Dennis Gatewood, went to her heavenly home on Friday, April 21, 2023. She was born October 26, 1923 in Gypsum, Ohio, the first child to Eddie Brown Long and Mae Bell Smith Long. Along with her parents and her husband of 56 years, she was also preceded in death by her grandson Paul Dennis Gatewood; sisters Emma Lou Harrod and Shirley Richardson; and brothers Richard, Eddie B. Jr., Melvin, and Phillip Long. Margie is survived by her two sons and their wives, Richard and Carolyn Gatewood of Winchester and Dale and Keila Gatewood of Frankfort; two granddaughters, Summer (Randy) Landrum of Verona and Artie (Ryan) Eastman of Frankfort; four great-grandchildren, Zackery, Nathan, and Emma Landrum and Lili Eastman; one sister, Betty Joyce Eades of Frankfort; sisters-in-law, Pat Long and Brenda Long; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Margie was a loyal member of the North Fork Baptist Church in Switzer for over 70 years where she taught Sunday School and served as Church Clerk and Treasurer of the Switzer Cemetery Committee. She was employed as the Frankfort Office Manager by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kentucky for 25 years, and was a member of WMU, the Switzer Homemaker Club, and the True Blue Club. A time of visitation will be held at Rogers Funeral Home from 10:00 to 11:30 am on Thursday, April 27th. The funeral service will immediately follow at 11:30 am officiated by Rev. Jay Stratton. Burial will follow in the Switzer Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ryan Eastman, Jeff Gatewood, Nathan Landrum, Randy Landrum, Zackery Landrum, Scott Satterwhite, and Tim Satterwhite. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Margie's honor can be made to North Fork Baptist Church or Bluegrass Care Navigators (Hospice). Those wishing to attend the services virtually can do so with the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82001162108