Mr. Franklin D. Yates

The Yates Family in the United States and Liberia announce with profound regrets the sudden passing of their beloved son, brother, uncle and relative, Mr. Franklin D. Yates of Staten Island.

This sad event occurred around 10:50 PM on Friday, January 6, 2006 at the Staten Island University Hospital. His sun rose November 28, 1948 and sat January 6, 2006. Frank (Ike as he is affectionately called) is survived by his children, Jason, Brandon and Berlyn Yates, grandson, Prince Yates, his mother Emily V. Yates and a host of brothers and sisters:

Gwendolyn Dennis, James (Jimmy) B. Yates, II, Emily Yates Nagbe, Magdalene Yates, Foster Yates, and Prince Yates, Sr. Rebecca Yates Kaiwoin, Evangeline Yates, O'Hara Yates, Rita Yates Freeman, Peter Tiege, George Yates, Arthur Yates, Nieces and nephews: Jacob Mends-Cole, Juanita Massa Mends-Cole, Catherine Mends-Cole, Jessi Banks III, Wuyatta (Soko) Freeman, Lovette Miller, Famata, George, Rita, Rebecca and James Earl Kaiwoin, Dequency, Foster, Yata, Benjamin, Stacy, Tracey, Princess I, Princess II, Jasmine, Diamond, Jimmi-Lee, Bernice, Hymie, Tasha, Prince Jr., Hara, Catherine, Arthur Jr., Meowo, Hanford, Samuel, Teema, Andre, Crystal, Chancey, Berlyn, Kasey, Franklin Moore

In-Laws: Marian Yates, Oretha Yates, Wilmot Freeman, Matus Brisbune, Leon Nagbe


Prince Yates
(347) 254-4977

James B. Yates
(718) 720-5567

Emily Yates

Magdalene Yates

There will be no wake keeping. Only funeral service -

Funeral Services: Christ Assembly Lutheran Church, 27 Hudson Street, Staten Island, NY 10304, January 28, 2006 @ 9:00 am.
Repass: Liberian Cultural Center, 51 Prospect Street, Staten Island, NY 10304

The body will be flown to Liberia at the request of his mother. Meanwhile, all friends and well wishers of Franklin D. Yates wishing to make contributions, may contact the listed persons to send their support in cash or kind.

Direction to the church:

All Points South: I-95 N towards New York – NJ Turnpike Exit 10 (Outter Bridge Crossing – Toll booth). Stay slightly right after toll booth to get onto West Shore Highway. Take sign that says I-278 East Staten Island Expressway, Verazzino Bridge. Take EXIT 13 toward CLOVE RD / RICHMOND RD / HYLAN BLVD. Make left on Targee Street at 2nd red light.

Turn RIGHT onto BROAD ST. Turn LEFT onto GORDON ST. Turn RIGHT onto HUDSON ST. 27 Hudson St, Staten Island, NY 10304.

All Points North I-95 S towards New York – New England Thruway. Take the Brooklyn-Queens Express or Belt Parkway West to the Verazzano Bridge. Pay toll and stay right to take Bay Street. Follow Bay Street to Broad Street. Make left turn on Broad Street – Right turn onto Gordon Street, and right turn on Hudson Street