Berna Dean “Deana” “Gram” Barfield Pate was born on January 29, 1936 to Johnnie Talbert High Barfield and Frank Ewell Barfield. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, William Marshall Pate Jr. Son, William Allen “Bill” Pate, daughter-in-law Deborah Jean Pate, daughters Charlotte Newell Pate Piontek and Tammy Rae Pate Powell, son-in-laws Carl Heinz Piontek and Lewis Wayne Powell, her sister and best friend Bertha Estelle “Doll” Rhoades, and brother William Franklin Barfield.
Grand Children: William Jarrod (BJ) Pate, Marti Pate Lehland Marshall Pate, Erin Renee Cranford, Eric Christopher Piontek and Alison Nichole Doran, Ransom Roc Simmons, Jana Daneal Morgan, Kimberlee Fern Maldonado, Cliff Barnwell, Cyndi Ann Maldonado Stewart, Garrett Steven Stewart, Colten Wayne Powell, Rachael Lynn Powell, John Edward Robinson, Alvin Bryan Carlton, Brooke Michelle Carlton, Rosemary Handford and Chelsea Renee Brown.
Great grandchildren include: Landon Jade Pate, Carson Evan Pate, Bryan Michael Cervantes, Jackson Marshall Pate, Avaaleana Arias, Tyler Pierce Cranford, Brylee Briane Simmons, Bryson Michael Fuentes, Marley Christine Powell, Waylon Andrew Boon, Tanner Garrett Stewart, Emery Ann Stewart, Kyler Matthew Cates, Jayce Riley Ott, Isabella Sanchez and Alexa Marie Sanchez along with many nieces, nephews and dearly loved bonus grandchildren. Grandchildren waiting on her in heaven are Brandon Pate Simmons, Travis Jimmy Powell, Randy Lee Powell and Brandon James Robinson.