Allysen Renae "Ally" Gates

  • Born: June 19, 2000
  • Died: May 27, 2020
  • Location: Formerly of Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Allysen Renae "Ally" Gates, age 19, of University Park, Iowa and formerly of Battle Creek passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday afternoon, May 27, 2020 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. Ally was born in Battle Creek on June 19, 2000 and was the loving daughter of Ronald Gates II and Dawn Marie (Ames) Chapman. She graduated from Harper Creek High School with the Class of 2018 and was currently studying Early Childhood Education at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Ally is survived by her parents, Ron (Jessica) Gates II of Hastings and Dawn M. Chapman of Battle Creek; her brothers & sisters, Elizabeth Gates, Andrew Gates, Tyler Gates, Carson Gates, April Gates, Carter Chapman and Savannah Chapman; her boyfriend, Trae Hunt; her grandparents, Ronald & Wendy Gates, Christine & Eldon Zook, Douglas & Helen Ames, Mark Johncock, Veronica Wylie, and Deanna Marks; her great-grandparents, Keith & Betty Johncock, Jackie Wylie, Dave McClelland, James Jones, and Scott Adams; her dogs, Jax and Bolt; and two aunts, Amanda Standish and Brooke Johncock; uncles Justin Milcher, Brandon (Miranda) Milcher and Blake (Alyssa) Johncock, many cousins and great aunts and uncles. She was sadly preceded in death by her aunt, Nikki Gates; cousins April Gates and Samantha Timmons; her puppy, "Pancake"; and several great-grandparents.

Ally loved spending time her family and was a fierce sister & protector of her siblings. She was also an incredibly loyal friend, and truly enjoyed singing & karaoke, make-up, gaming, and pro wrestling.

The family will receive friends 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 5th at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. The governments orders of limited capacity and social distancing guidelines will be followed throughout the visitation time. A private-invitation only service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be greatly appreciated. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Ally may be placed at


Condolence & Memory Journal

We are so very sorry. Praying you feel God's presence through the days ahead.

Posted by Diane Frary - Temple, TX - friend   May 31, 2020

When my grandson Jesse Chapman, married Dawn he not only got a wife but two little stinkers - Ally and Andrew. Jesse loved them with his whole heart. He was their stepfather for over 13 years. His heart is shattered, as is the whole Chapman family.. Ally always kept in touch with Jese. Thier bond was special and could not be broken. Rest Allykins. We'll all see you again. Love grandma Reed

Posted by Grandma Reed - Battle Creek, MI - Grandparent   May 30, 2020

I am a friend and former coworker of Wendy Gates. Please accept my sorrow for your your whole family for the loss of your precious Ally. Prayers for your whole family that has been through too much loss and sorrow. May the Father of us all carry you through the rivers of grief that never stop for your losses. I am truly sorry and send my love to you all.

Posted by Donna Boone - Ocala, FL - Family Friend   May 30, 2020

Please let me know if you need anything during this very difficult time. I am thinking and praying for you all.

Posted by Kathy Wilson - Kalamazoo, MI - Coworker   May 30, 2020

My prayers are with you all. May God wrap his arms around you all and comfort you today and years to come. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Lisa Dillard - Battle Creek, MI   May 30, 2020

I love you so much my sweet girl. You taught me so much. I'll be forever grateful of all the memories we shared. Love you Ally bug

Posted by Echo Secor - Battle Creek, MI - Family Friend   May 29, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss. We are cousins on the Wylie side of the family.

Posted by Angela (Slater) Brown - Grand Blanc, MI - Family   May 29, 2020

This hurts my heart and brings tears. So sorry to hear of this terrible loss for you! I will be praying for you and sending virtual hugs!!

Posted by Marcia VanDyken - Byron Center, MI - friend   May 29, 2020

So very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Ila Ruby - Oskaloosa, IA - Friend   May 29, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Mary Alice Salo - Kentwood, MI - Family Friend   May 29, 2020

I'm truly sorry for your lost. Your family is in my thought and prayers.

Posted by Tasha Woods - Kentwood, MI - Family Friend   May 29, 2020

Sending love and light to your family during this difficult time. I had the privilege of working with Ally in Hairspray Jr. as her director. She was full of energy and will hold a special place in our theatre family. May you find peace as you remember Ally and the wonderful beauty she displayed in her life.

Posted by Teri Noaeill - Battle Creek, MI - Teacher   May 29, 2020

Our hearts break for you all.

Posted by Kathryn Moore - Hastings, MI - Family   May 28, 2020

Rest in heaven beautiful angel

Posted by Bridgette Parker - Battle Creek, MI - Family Friend   May 28, 2020

Sorry for your loss Dawn. I'm here if you need anything. Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Laura Fields - Battle Ground, IN - Friend   May 28, 2020

My Favorite Memory Was Being In The School With You

Posted by Alex Winter - Oskaloosa, IA - Friend   May 28, 2020

Never going to forget her. Rest easy sweet girl. Thank you for being the big sister I never had prayers for the family.

Posted by Grace Comstock - Oskaloosa, IA - Family Friend   May 28, 2020

Oh my dear Allykins! We list your bright light way to soon. I wish you peace as you walk among the angels. I'll always remember "My Allyies" and all the fun times I had with you two.

Posted by Stephanie Thacker - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   May 28, 2020

I know you are singing with the angels and will be watching over your loved ones. Your memory will be forever. Love your Great-Aunt Sandy ❤

Posted by Sandy Hickey - Houston, TX - Family   May 28, 2020

So sorry for your loss. She was gone far too soon. Our thougjts and prayers go out to Ally's family.

Posted by Lisa Silkworth - Battle Creek, MI - Family   May 28, 2020

Sending you all our love and prayers. ❤ The Waltz Family-Tim, Casey, & Makenna Jo

Posted by Casey Waltz - Battle Creek, MI - Family Friend   May 28, 2020