Gertrude Tate Fisher, 93, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday August 2, 2020 at The Waters of Robertson. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday August 6th at 1:00 p.m. in Springfield Memorial Gardens with Pastor Patrick Nix officiating. Pallbearers will be Leslie Richardson, Nick Richardson, Austin Brewer, Seth Choate, Don Downard, Jake Downard, Jimmy Bunch, and Glenn Gainous. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.
Mrs. Fisher was born May 12, 1927 in Springfield to the late Bud and Lillian Sawyers Tate. She was a homemaker and a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Springfield. Mrs. Fisher loved cooking, shopping, listening to country music, and talking with people. She never met a stranger. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son: Jimmy Fisher, by her brother: Leonard Tate, by her sisters: Florence Dodd and Lucille Briley, and by her grandchildren: Darrin and David Downard.
Mrs. Fisher is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Donna Downard of Springfield, Darlene and Glenn Gainous of Springfield, Marlene and Jimmy Bunch of Springfield, Marilyn and Bill Johnson of South Carolina, grandchildren: Teresa Richardson and husband Leslie, Don Downard and wife Allison, great grandchildren: Alyssa Downard Choate, Jake Downard, Keylea and Nick Richardson, and by her dear friends: Emily Stephens and Joyce Ann Reeves.
If so desired, donations may be made to The Hope Center of Flewellyn Baptist Church