Kristi Robin Tate, born on April 7, 1962, was the youngest child born to the union of Melvin and Mary Montgomery Tate. She attended Eastport Elementary, Vine Junior High and Austin East High School. Before her health began to decline, she attended New Salem Baptist Church.
As a young mother, in her early twenties, she raised two children. She loved being a mother and was ecstatic and proud to become a grandmother. Even becoming a great grandmother brought her so much joy. Her grandchildren and great grandson were her heart! She cherished them all. Amid the sadness that Kristi has left this earthly life, she will be fondly remembered and truly missed.
Preceded in death by her brothers, Wendell "Chucky" Tate and Clyde Moore Sr.
Survived by her son, Eric "ET" Tate; daughter, Takeya "KeeKee" Tate; grandchildren, Thakelyn "Ears" Tate, Keioshanna "Nay Nay" Tate, Mia Tate and Eriasia Johnson; great grandson, Kash Tate; parents, Melvin and Mary M. Tate; special great niece, Dex’zire Hines; brother, Greg Tate (Lynn); sisters, Vanessa "Peaches" Tate, Vanessa Smith and Beverly Moore; aunts, Mary Carter (William) of Prince George, VA, Denise Smith and Elizabeth Humphrey; devoted aunt, Ernestine Williams; uncles, Kenneth Smith, Phil Smith, and Claude Tate; devoted friend/ companion, Ernest Woods; special niece, Anitra Hines; friends, Neicy North and Lu Lu Johnson; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, church family and her precious dog, “Ms. Chucky."
Wednesday, February 17, 2021, a public walkthrough is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at New Salem Baptist Church, 2041 Bethel Avenue, Knoxville, TN. Social distancing and face coverings are required. A private service for immediate family and close friends will follow with Reverend Sanford Miller, Sr. as the eulogist. Interment will be New Gray Cemetery, 2724 Western Avenue, Knoxville, TN, where a white dove release will conclude the service. During this time, we will remain in compliance with the Governor’s Executive Order No. 17 (COVID-19). Flowers may be delivered to the church the day of the walkthrough. Service will be live-streamed at Facebook.com/ Pug Fuller Video. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD, 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com.
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