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Welcome to the memorial page for

Birratu Gammada Gurati

September 24, 1926 ~ November 28, 2017 (age 91)

Watson-North Funeral Home is honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Mr. Birratu Gammada Gurati, age 91 of Winchester.  Mr. Gurati passed from this  life on November 28, 2017.  Mr. Gurati was born on September 24, 1926 in Lalo Usache, Oromia Region of Ethiopia and entered the United States in 1992.  He attended Akaki SDA (Seventh Day Adventist) School and dedicated his life as an educator and school principal for more than 30 years.  He spearheaded the construction of Gimba SDA Church, the largest SDA church of the region.  He was a very dedicated leader and Elder. He was a very humble and Godly man and a wonderful and generous provider to his family, his church and the communities in which he lived.  Mr. Gurati is preceded in death by his mother, Tirfe Ibsa and his father, Gammada Gurati; sisters, Bekelach Gammada, Dagitu Gammada and Kibitu Gammada; brothers, Terfa Gammada and Tafesse Gammada.  He leaves to mourn his passing and cherish his memory, his wife of 64 years, Chaltu Ayana of Winchester; children, Lisane, Dilnesaw, Azeb, Ephraim, Maaza, Beneyam, Daniel, Kondale, Sintayehu, Abdissa and Magartu; 30 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; sister, Damitu Gammada; brothers, Emiru Gammada and Kamiso Gammada.  The family will receive friends Sunday December 3, 2017 from 12 noon - 2 p.m. at Watson-North Funeral Home.  The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Donald Monroe, MPTh, MA of the Decherd Seventh Day Adventist Church officiating.  Interment will be at Watson-North Memorial Park.  Serving as pallbearers will be Abdi Firrissa, Beneyam Birratu, Brook Girsha, Daniel Ayana, Gamachis Firrissa, Kennasa Gammada, Lalisa Gammada and Mame Kamiso.  Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Bichaka Fayissa, Habtalem Kenea and Pawlos Daba.  Online condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com.  


 Service Information

Visitation
Sunday
December 3, 2017

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Watson-North Chapel
405 Sharp Springs Road
Winchester, TN 37398

Funeral Service
Sunday
December 3, 2017

2:00 PM
Roy B. Watson Chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home
405 Sharp Springs Road
Winchester, TN 37398

Interment following funeral service

Watson-North Memorial Park
405 Sharp Springs Rd.
Winchester, TN 37398


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