David “Tookie” Tate, Jr., a longtime employee of Tropical Isle, passed away in his sleep on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. He was 46 years old and was born to the union of David Tate Sr. and Susan J. Tate on Saturday, October 26, 1974.
He was the loving father of Dominic J. Tate, brother of Robert J. Tate, uncle of expectant Baby Tate, step-son of Vernon Lewis (Vincent & Vaughn Lewis) and stepson of Annette Tate. Significant other of Tiffaney Pitts, godson of Edward & Mary Pritchard, godfather of Samara & Sierra Sigler and Destiny & Mariah Tate, nephew of Willie Mae Vaughns, Mary Pritchard, Verna Barnes, JoAnn Steele, Terry Tate, Betty J. Hargrove, Lloyd Tate, Jr., Wilbert Jones, Jr., Walter Tate, Curtis Jones, & Richard Tate. He was the great nephew of Bertha Boyd and James & Curtis Lewis. David is also survived by a host of cousin’s other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Annie Mae Jones & Wilbert Jones, Sr., Reverend Lloyd Tate, Sr. & Lillie Mae Tate, and two uncles Joseph and Johnell Tate.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the celebration of life services on Friday, April 23, 2021 at Robinson Family Funeral Home, 9611 LA 23, Belle Chasse, LA 70037 at 11 a.m. The limited visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Pastor J.L. Hampton, Sr. will be officiating and interment will be private. There will be a repast to follow at the Mel Ott Center on Belle Chasse Hwy in Gretna.
Due to COVID 19, EVERYONE in attendance MUST wear a facemask or other proper facial covering and practice social distancing.
Funeral planning entrusted to ROBINSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME 9611 LA – 23, BELLE CHASSE, LA 70037 (504) 208 – 2119
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