MT. PLEASANT Mrs. Joann Irene Strede, 59, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at her home in Mt. Pleasant. A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, at Jackson Park United Methodist Church. The Rev. Greg Gordon will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church from 12 to 1 p.m., prior to the service. Mrs. Strede was born July 24, 1960, in Willimantic, Conn. She was a daughter of Raymond Strede of Connecticut and Joyce Potter Reed of the home. She was a member of Jackson Park United Methodist Church in Kannapolis and was an Assistant Manager with Kmart. She was preceded in death by a sister, Sherry Reed. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Raymond Francis Gates; four children, Shawn Gilbert and wife, Erica, of Coventry, Conn., Raeann Vasselo and husband, Tony, of Bloomfield, Conn., Shane Gilbert of Coventry, Rebecca Hamilton of Manchester, Conn.; four stepchildren, Crystal Stanchfield Fillmore of Coventry, April Allard of Tampa, Fla., Jennifer Allard and Justin McSorley, both of Connecticut; two sisters, Jodie LaGasse of Coventry, Dawn Paulquette of Connecticut; two brothers, Jeff Reed of Mt. Pleasant, Dennis Strede of Scranton, Pa.; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Memorials may be sent to Jackson Park United Methodist Church, 715 Mable Avenue, Kannapolis, NC 28083.