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Mitchelene Beatrice (Whitley) Tate

June 11, 1942 ~ February 15, 2021 (age 78)


Mitchelene Beatrice Whitley Tate, 78, of Locust, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.

Mitchelene was born June 11, 1942 in Stanly County to the late Ira Lee Whitley and Bessie Beatrice Efird Whitley. She was also preceded in death by her beloved husband of 30 years, Daniel B. Tate, who passed away in 2013; son, Billy Williams; sister-in-law, Mary Whitley; and grandson, Cory Eudy.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle. The funeral service will be at 1:00 pm on Friday at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel, officiated by Rev. Rodney Merril. She will be laid to rest in the Whitley Family Cemetery in Locust.

She is survived by her daughter, Tanika Williams Snyder; sons, Les (Kimberly) Tate, Greg Tate, James Williams, Robby Williams; brothers, Wilbern Whitley, Darrell Whitley; daughter-in-law, Patty Williams; grandchildren, Dustin and Michael Williams, Breanna Tate, Jamie Taylor; great-grandchildren, Blair and Blake Williams, Oliver and Parker Phelps, Gracie, Holden, and Chandler Eudy.

Mitchelene was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. She enjoyed spending time quilting and gardening. 

Memorials may be made to Hartsell Funeral Home c/o Mitchelene Tate, P.O. Box 7, Albemarle, NC 28002, or by phone 704-983-1188.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Tate, Williams, and Whitley family. To view the service and make online condolences,

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February 25, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hartsell Funeral Home Albemarle
522 N Second Street
Albemarle, NC 28001

Funeral Service
February 26, 2021

1:00 PM
Hartsell Funeral Home Albemarle
522 N Second Street
Albemarle, NC 28001

Interment following funeral service
February 26, 2021

Whitley Family Cemetery
16554 Austin Road
Locust, NC 28097

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