Lorraine Tate, age 66 of Morris, Minnesota, formerly of Chicago, IL, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Sanford Health in Fargo, ND.

Private family services for Lorraine will be held at a later date.

Lorraine Hawkins, daughter of Harry and Bertha Mae (Johnson) Hawkins, was born September 3, 1952, in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Lorraine grew up in Chicago, Illinois, where she attended school, graduating from Craine High School.  She was united in marriage to Leo Tate on September 11, 1971.  The couple made their home in Chicago.  In 2004, Lorraine moved to Morris, Minnesota, where she lived next door to her daughter Arennia.  Lorraine continued to live in Morris until the time of her death.Lorraine enjoyed reading, cooking, talking on the phone with her sister Vanessa Johnson and watching TV.

She is survived by her husband: Leo Tate; three children: Arennia Johnson of Morris, Michael Johnson of Sioux Falls, SD, and Ursula Johnson of Las Vegas, NV; 23 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one sister: Vanessa Johnson of Chicago, IL and a host of nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son: Dennis Hunt Jr.; two sisters: Evelyn Johnson and Linda Johnson and one brother: Gregory Hawkins.

Pedersen Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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