YOUNGSTOWN – Mariama Pates Gullatte was born Feb. 3, 1939, in McDonald, Ohio to Rev. J.B. and Donna Pearl Kilpatrick Brown.
Her given name was Mary Alice Brown and was later changed to Mary Alice Pates when her mother re-married and her husband, Edward Pates Sr. adopted her.
Mariama is survived by her two children, Michael J. Gullatte (wife Mercedes Shepard Gullatte) and Marcia E. Gullatte-Owens; three brothers, Edward Pates Jr., Min. Raymond Pates Sr. and Wayne Pates Sr.; six grandchildren, Mariama N. Gullatte, Omavi Owens, Ruben Gullatte, Dakota Gullatte, Lili Gullatte and Sarah Gullatte; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends. She will be missed by many more.
Mariama joins her parents, Donna Pearl Hamlett, Rev. J.B. Brown and Edward Pates Sr. at rest with God; as well as her three sisters, Ora Lemon, Betty Jean Brown and Vivian Martin; and her two nieces, Michelle Parker and D’Wana Pates.
Memorial services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at 4 p.m. at the Temple Emmanuel SDA Church, 108 W. Indianola Ave., Youngstown, Ohio.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home