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Lola Yates

Lola Mae Yates

Thursday, June 30th, 1921 - Friday, March 15th, 2019
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Mrs. Lola Mae Davis Yates was born on June 30, 1921 to Ida Mary Davis. She accepted Christ at an early age and generously gave her time and talents partaking as: Church Musician, Sunday School Secretary, President of the Baptist Young People’s Union and ushered for 40 years at Toulminville-Warren Street United Methodist Church. Mother Yates had a special touch and as a care giver and helped many throughout the years. The domestic skills she acquired were graciously given to her family and those she loved. In addition to this, she worked for numerous years at Eckerds Drug Store and Chin Laundry.
Mother Yates was preceded in death by three of her children: Frederick Yates, Amy Yates Cunningham, and Alphonse Yates.
She leaves to cherish her memories seven loving children- George (Michiko) Yates, III of Palmdale, CA; Royal (Mattie) Yates of Fayetteville, GA; William (Barbara) Yates of Eight Mile, AL; Melvin Yates, Sr. of Milwaukee, WI; Alvin (Inez) Yates of Chesapeake, VA; and LeBarron Yates and Adrian Yates, both of Mobile, AL.
Grandchildren– Dr. Johnny (Monrudee Osa) Yates of Honolulu, HA; Michael (Gina) Yates of Hubert, NC; Wonga Evans, Robert Cunningham, Stephen (Wanda) Cunningham all of Mobile, AL; Marsha Dawson of New Orleans, LA; Julia (Russell) Parker of Huntsville, AL; Shelia (Anthony) Nasario of Fayetteville, GA; Royal Yates, Jr. of Newman, GA; Kasimu Itep of Ruther Glen, VA; Charmaine (DeCarl) Yates-White of Birmingham, AL; Loreen Gage of Greenville, WI; Melvin (Nichole) Yates of Birmingham, AL; Alvin (Marja) Yates II of San Leandro, CA; Phillip Yates of Blacksburg, VA; Adrian Taylor, De’Aundre , Justin, and Kijal Yates all of Louisville, KY.
Great Grandchildren– Sgt. First Class Laferrel (Cornetia) Evans of Rockville, MD; LaDarius Evans of Mobile, AL; Marvin Nasario of Norcross, GA; Ashley Nasario of Orlando, FL; Robyn (Terrell) Petite, Rashad Cunningham, Christopher Peoples, Stephen Cunningham Jr., Kaelyn, Lauren, and Julian Cunningham all of Mobile, AL; JaWaun Dawson of Brent, AL; DeCarl, Jr. and Paityn White of Birmingham, AL ; Jasmine, Kennedy, and Leah Gage of Greenville, WI.
Mother Yates memory is also cherished by 15 great, great grandchildren, 1 great, great, great grandchild, nephew and nieces- Sharon Yates of Baton Rouge, LA; Frank (Sheryl) Yates and Andretta Yates all of Mobile, AL; favorite cousins—Ruth Harris of Mobile, AL and Irene Davis of Fountain, AL; and lifelong friend Carrie James.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 | 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, March 22nd, 2019 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Small's Mortuary - Mobile
    950 S. Broad Street
    Mobile, AL 36603
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  • Service

    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 11:00am
    Toulmin Warren United Methodist Church
    2271 St. Stephens Road
    MOBILE, AL 36617
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  • Interment

    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 |
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
    Lawn Haven Cemetery
    8691 Old Pascagoula Rd
    THEODORE, AL 36582
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Posted at 10:48am
My heartfelt condolences for your loss. May the God who comforts all who mourn help to sustain you during this most difficult time, as you await the fulfillment of Gods promise to be reunited with your loved one again (John 6:40)

A. Pettiford Casey

Posted at 10:57am
My condolence to the family of Lola Mae Yates. As you cherish the many fond memories, reflect on the time when death & sorrow will be conditions of the past! (Revelation 21:3,4; 1Corinthians 15: 26) This is a promise made by our loving God Jehovah & Jesus Christ guaranteed the hope of seeing our loved ones again by means of the resurrection. (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 26:19). May God’s word & the many memories comfort you each day, as we await the fulfillment of His promises! (Joshua 23:14)

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