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Obituary for Lea Mariloa Bates (Penaranda)

Overbrook- Cremation services for Lea Mariloa (Penaranda) Bates, 72, of Overbrook are under the care and direction of Alexander Gray Funeral Home of Wilson.

Lea was born Dec. 27, 1949 at Palampon Leyte, Phillipines to the late Jerry Penaranda and Edith Mariloa Penaronda. She departed this life on Tuesday May 10, 2022 at her home in Overbrook.

Lea was raised at Manila, Republic of the Phillipines, where she attended Catholic school graduating from High School there. She married Ruben Bates on July 23, 1973 at San Antonio's, Zambales. Ruben was a member of the U.S. Navy which gave them residence, all over the World until his discharge. Afterwards, they moved south of Wilson where they have resided happily the last 24 years.

Lea work along side many doctors as a certified nurses aide and lastly worked as a chef at the Winstar Casino in Thackerville. She loved gambling and was an avid gardener. Lea also enjoyed getting her manicures and pedicures and adored her pets.

Preceding her in death are her parents, and parents in laws- Ray and Eastleen Bates; numerous siblings and a brother in law, James Bates.

Survivors include her husband Ruben Bates of Overbrook; son, Arawi Bates and wife Leighann of Overbrook; grandchildren, Blayden Bates and Zoe Clayburn; step-grandchildren, Ashleigh, Isaiah and Breann; 2 step great great grandchildren, Legend and Legacy; numerous other family and friends.

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