Kerry Michele Gates Kendrot

Kerry Michele Gates Kendrot, 58, of Bayou Vista passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 in Galveston, Texas.  She was born June 14, 1961 in Killeen, TX to Eugene and Carol Kendrot.

Kerry was a resident of Bayou Vista for the last 25 years.  Her pride and joy and first priority was her son Jack.  She was so proud of the man he has become. She was a genius chemical engineer and loved playing BINGO.

She never had a more relaxed demeanor, then when she in the place she adored the most, by the water in Bayou Vista.  This is where she and her husband moved to after a short while living inland.  The happiest and most peaceful she ever was, was on the boat or dock with her husband and son.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband James “Jim” Gates. Kerry is survived by her son Jack Gates and Sandija, four sisters; Laurie Barilla, Jeanne Weber and Danny, Kristi Kendrot and Kim Kendrot and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Visitation will be on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm with the Memorial Service at 7:00pm at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque with Deacon John Carrillo officiating.

Her last request was to be reunited with the water and her husband in the bay.  She always said, “take me out there and let me go.”



  1. Like so many before you….you are gone to soon…know that you will be missed by so many

    Douglas Wheeler
  2. I’ll miss your sense of humor most of all. I know you’re at peace now and finally with Jim again.

    We’ll meet again, my friend.

    Milli Rouse
  3. From this picture, it is easy to see where Jack gets his smile and the joy behind his eyes.

    We are praying for the family to find peace in this time of loss.

    God Bless.

    Robert L. Dawson
  4. My sincere condolences to Jack and all of Kerry’s sisters. She was one of kind. Will miss checking up on her and her on me! Rest In Peace now my beautiful friend.

    Michele Turner
  5. Kerry was an amazing lady. She always let you know what she was thinking. And she never let set back stop her, finding a way around every obstacle life threw her way. I am grateful for getting to know her and will miss our conversations.

    Barbara Breaux
  6. So very sorry for your loss Jack! I remember how proud she was of you when you were in Scouts. I can only imagine how much more proud she was of the man you have become.

    Kristin Redwine
  7. My sincere condolences to Jack and Sandija and her sisters Kim, Laurie , Kristie and Jeanne
    Kerry will be missed at our card table and bingo table. You will not be forgotten my friend. Until we meet again my friend Rest in peace.

    Connie Quimby
  8. So very sorry for your loss, will keep you & your family in prayer. God Speed

    Julie M Curcio
  9. My condolences go out to you all, Rip Carrie till we meet again..

  10. Missing you, Kerry. I think of you often and remember so many late night talks with you. Love ‘ya, my friend and I wish eternal peace and joy for you. So sorry I could not be at the reunion with you but I hope to see you in the afterlife. 💔

    Christine Conran

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