Christopher Lamont Gates, 46, passed away October 31, 2022, in Chattanooga. He was born March 21, 1976, to Gillray L. Gates, Sr., and Rosie Lee Matthews Gates.
Christopher attended Howard High School. He was employed as a custodian for the Chattanooga Hamilton County School system. He enjoyed watching wrestling on TV, and he loved playing video games. Christopher played Santa Claus for the children of his family. He enjoyed spending time with his nephews. He had a great passion for driving and he loved to build model cars.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gillray L. Gates, Jr.; niece, Alethea Dillard.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories, a son, Christopher Brundidge; four brothers, Ronnie Dillard, Robert A. Gates, Dennis J Dillard, and Edward L (Vanessa) Gates; four sisters, Theresa A. Quinn, Naomi Dillard, Sherry (Jumel) Russell, and Valencia Gates; special friend Sequiona “Tick” Toney; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.