SIKESTON, Mo. -- Brittany Michelle Gates, 12, of Sikeston died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, in an automobile accident on U.S. 61 north of Sikeston.
She was born Dec. 28, 1989, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., daughter of James Walter and Jessica Eileen Tidwell Gates.
Brittany was a sixth-grade student at Scott County Central Elementary School and a member of the sixth-grade band.
Survivors include her parents of Sikeston; two brothers, Berren Clark of Haleyville, Ala., Chris Gates of Sikeston; a sister, Ashley Gates of Sikeston; and maternal grandfather, Shirley Tidwell of Sikeston.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother and paternal grandparents.
Friends may call at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel from 5-8 p.m. today.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel, with the Rev. Robert Burnes officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery.