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Cecil E. Yates

October 22, 1955 December 3, 2014
Cecil E. Yates
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On December 3, 2014, surrounded by family at the Saint Francis Hospital in Midlothian, Virginia, CECIL EARL YATES heard the trumpet sound shortly after twelve in the afternoon, placed his hand in God’s hand, and his spirit moved from his earthly body into eternal sleep.
On October 22, 1955, Cecil was the first of five children born to Virgie Yates and the late Roger Lee Yates, Sr.  Cecil was educated in the Nottoway County Public schools.
He joined Cellar Creek Baptist Church at an early age.
He was preceded in death by his father Roger Lee Yates, Sr.  and his brother Roger Lee Yates, Jr.
Cecil was a reserved and hard-working man. In 2009, he retired from Trout River Lumber Company in Crewe, Virginia.
Cecil’s favorite things in life were, loving his children, grandchildren and family, watching television, and lending a helping hand in whatever capacity he could.
Cecil will be remembered for his infectious smile and laugh, willingness to lend a hand, constant sense of humor, and devotion to family and close friends.
Cherishing  his fondest memories are: two devoted daughters, Shauna (Napoleon) Yates, Sharise Yates; devoted mother, Virgie Yates; three devoted sisters, Loretta (Harvey) Greenhill, Louise Evans, Delphine Yates; one brother Kevin (LaKeisha) Jones;  sister-in-law, Madeline Yates; six grandchildren, Tre’Auna  Yates, TayQuan Crawley, TayOnna Crawley, Kahlia Yates, Tyshawn Crawley, and Napoleon Yates IV; one adopted grandson, Shyheim Williams,  five aunts, Clara (Melvin) Evans devoted, Ethel Wright, Rozelia Hardy, Lucille Campbell, and Ethel Roy;  four  uncles, Amos Huff, Joe Huff devoted, James (Elsie) Yates, Rudolph (Stephaine) Yates; nine nieces; a devoted niece LaVette Sellars; five nephews; thirteen great-nieces; twelve great-nephews; a host of cousins, two devoted cousins, Coleman Woodson, Jr. and Andrew Woodson; and a special friend, Patricia Holmes.

​Funeral Services Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Cellar Creek Baptist Church, Blackstone with interment in the church cemetery.

W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.
 

Funeral Services Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Cellar Creek Baptist Church, Blackstone with interment in the church cemetery.

W.E. Hawkes & Son Funeral Home of Blackstone in charge of arrangements.

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