Brooks & White
P.O. Box 1135
907 Durham Road
Roxboro, NC, 27573
(336) 599-3171
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Irene Stone Cates
June 22, 1921 - February 26, 2018
Born in Person County, NC
Resided in Person County, NC
Wednesday February 28, 2018, 6-7:30 PM
Brooks & White
907 Durham Rd
Roxboro, NC 27573
Thursday March 01, 2018, 11 AM
Chapel Service
Brooks & White
907 Durham Rd
Roxboro, NC 27573
Irene Stone Cates, 96, of Leasburg Rd., Roxboro, died Monday, February 26, 2018. Born in Person County, Mrs. Cates was the daughter of the late George Washington and Corinna Cozart Stone and wife of the late Sanford Higgs. Mrs. Cates was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith. She loved cats, yardsales and cooking, especially hotdogs and chicken wings. She was preceded in death by five children, Ernest Parker, Beaufort Higgs, Sanford Higgs, Corrina Billings and Shirley Ann Parker, and her siblings, Carl, Lloyd, Stone, Paul, Webb, Bedford and Gretchen Myrtle.

Mrs. Cates is survived by her children, Nancy Meeks, Salley Cole, Posey Higgs, Carlton Parker, and George Higgs and her caregiver, Penny Stone; fifteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11AM Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Brooks & White Chapel by Pastor Ryan Shytle. Burial will follow in Burchwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held 6-7:30PM, Wednesday at the Brooks & White Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Nancy Meeks, 6439 Boston Rd., Roxboro.

Memorials may be made to The family, c/o Brooks & White, P.O. Box 1135, Roxboro, NC 27573.