May 6, 1952 ~ August 9, 2022

Born in: Oliver Springs, TN
Resided in: Mooresville, IN

Nina G. Pate, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt & dearest friend entered fully into the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at the age of 70. She was born on May 6, 1952 in Oliver Springs, Tennessee, the sixth of seven children, to Billie “Millard” Hughes and Nellie “Beatrice” (Scott) Hughes.


As a child, Nina is fondly remembered to be a tiny, soft spoken Daddy’s girl who loved to make mud pies. She had the kindest heart, looked for the good in all that she met and was eager to help everyone even animals as she would often bring home stray animals to feed them. As an adolescent Nina’s family settled in a neighborhood in the near east side of Indianapolis, IN. This is where she was ultimately introduced to her future husband Roy, by his sister, who was also her dear friend. After marriage she proved to be a devoted military spouse and mother who proudly supported her family no matter where the duty station was. Moving from California to Ohio then returning to Indianapolis after their service obligation had ended. With her siblings living close by again she always made sure that her home was open to all, from brother/sister to nephew or great niece she was there to help enrich and nurture all those who she encountered. Nina enjoyed shopping, reading, playing cards and bingo, going to the casino and square dancing in her spare time. However her favorite past time was to visit with loved ones. She also worked part-time although her primary focus was raising her children (as well as assist with nieces and nephews). She returned to work for many years at the same McDonald’s that she held her first job as a teenager. Nina eventually joined staff at American Art and Clay retiring in 2016. After retirement she began a new career, babysitting for her great-grandchildren, by far her favorite responsibility.


Nina is preceded in death by; her parents, Millard and Beatrice her son, Billie Henry Pate her great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Lynn Wilson her sisters, Anna Pearl Bailey & Patricia Dorothy Flitcraft her brother Claude Edward Hughes and her brother in-laws, Ira Buttz and Michael Calvert.

She leaves to treasure her memory; her daughter, Kimberley (Huston) Hall her granddaughters, Kassandra (Donald) Wilson & Kaylee (Aaron) Neely her grandson, Huston “Davis” Hall her great-grandsons Cayton & Donovan Wilson and her granddaughters, Abeleine, Roslyn & Elizabeth Neely her brother, Billy (Linda) Hughes her sisters and best friends, Hilda Buttz & Glenda Calvert her dog loves Yorkie, Tucker as well as many, nieces, nephews and friends.

The family has requested that those that plan to attend to wear butterfly themed attire, if desired


Visitation: August 19, 2022 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Legacy - Indianapolis
1604 W Morris St
Indianapolis, IN 46221

Funeral Service: August 19, 2022 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Legacy - Indianapolis
1604 W Morris St
Indianapolis, IN 46221

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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. Kim your Mother has always been the sweetest person. No matter if it had been years in between seeing her she always had the best smile for me. She did not even get mad when we had our Suave moose fights all over the house. I miss those days!! I always felt welcome. Hugs to you and your family.

    I cherish our long time friendship.

  3. The AMACO Community would like to send the family our deepest condolences during this time. Nina was a dedicated worker with the company for 16 great years, she will truly be missed.

  4. So many memories of your mother. She was always so nice to me and always had a smile. She introduced me to my first taste of fried green tomatoes one afternoon (when you were home taking a nap and I was cutting class, lol). Another time I remember you calling me because she loved Tanya Tucker and she couldn’t find her tape and she was mad as a bee! We might’ve stolen her vehicle when she was out of town around that time, I don’t remember and I don’t think your aunt Glenda ever said anything to her (if she did, I never got in trouble for being an accomplice)! I thought we were always good kids but looking back, what in the world! HAHA, your mama put up with us and our relentless giggling and shenanigans, that’s for sure! She was hilarious and I always enjoyed conversations with her. She was a constant presence throughout the years in my and my family’s life and we always loved her and always will. She will be remembered with love and will be missed. And if it’s the last thing I do, I will get Jessica to befriend her nephew on Facebook per her request! 🙂

  5. I will miss in half missed days we played Uncle giving her Tucker who she loves so much being around your family she was so nice I loved her always a smile on our face he will be missed love Cindy

  6. What a pleasure reuniting with Nina again. She was such a special lady and we only wish we could have had the pleasure of spending more time with her, her sisters and her daughter. You all are precious in our hearts. May God give you peace knowing that she is resting beside the Father in Heaven. Rest well sweet Nina, until we meet again.

    Uncle Larry and Lou

  7. never mattered how often we talked or not, we always picked up right where we left off!! For 48 years we shared a beautiful friendship that I will forever cherish. says:

    Oh where does one begin sharing half a lifetime of memories❓⁉️
    First met Nina in Dayton OH thru working with Roy at WPAFB. We became great friends and she visited often even after moving back to IN. She introduced me to all her family and so my own family grew. It

    • Remembering you Kim as I watched you grow up to become a great friend also. Thanks for opening your home that we could visit and share some of Nina’s last days. Thinking and caring deeply for you and all your family!

  8. Love you all so much…praying each day gets a little “lighter”. I know it feels HEAVY right now. We will miss Nina and all of her sass and spunkiness! Can’t remember a time where she wasn’t making us laugh. Wonderful memories to cherish always.
    The Barnhill Family

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