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Jimmy Yates
Sunrise: August 7, 1946; Sunset: April 10, 2016

The Yates family in the United States and Liberia regrets to announce the death of their husband, father, grandfather and brother, The Late Deacon James B. Yates, Jr. This sad event occurred at his residence on Staten Island in New York on Sunday April 10, 2016. Jimmy leaves to mourn his loss, his loving and devoted wife, Marian (Roger) Yates, 7 children and 16 grandchildren, including a host of relatives in the United States and Liberia (Nieces, nephews, cousins).

Deacon James (Jimmy) B. Yates
Sunrise: August 7, 1946; Sunset: April 10, 2016

Wife: Marian (Rogers) Yates
Children: Frances, Mercury, Jean*, Teddy, Jamal, Jenell , Jimmie-Lee, and Jasmine

Brothers: Franklin (Ike)*, Ohara*, Dequency (Foster), and Prince

Sisters: Gwendolyn Dennis, Rita E. (Yates) Freeman*, Rebecca (Yates) Kaiwu, Evangeline, Emily, Magdalene

Funeral Arrangements

Wake Keeping will be held on May 6th, 2016 and Funeral Service will follow on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at Calvery Presbyterian Church, 909 Castleton Ave, Staten Island, NY 10310

Wake Keeping Start Time: 6:30 PM

Funeral Service Start Time: 8:00 AM

Hotel Accommodations:

Holiday Inn Staten Island

300 Wild Ave, Staten Island NY 10310

(718) 698-8811


Comfort Inn Staten Island

300 Wild Ave, Staten Island NY 10310

(718) 370-8555


Hilton Garden Inn New York/Staten Island

1100 South Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

(718) 477-2400


Family members, friends and sympathizers wishing to assist the bereaved family can make their donations as follows:

Bank of America

Account number: 483063883140

Routing Number: 026009593

Contact Information:
  • Marian (Rogers) Yates: 646-431-9961
  • Dequincy (Foster) Yates: 347-829-1147
  • Emily Yates:401-545-2574
  • Price Yates:347-254-4977
  • Jasmine Yates:347-424-1361