Funeral services for Mrs. Brenda Gayle Yates were held at 12 noon Thursday, July 5, 2018 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. John E. Stephens officiating. Interment in Antioch Cemetery.

Mrs. Yates, 62, passed away Monday, July 2, 2018 at Regency Hospital in Meridian, MS. She was a homemaker. Her hobbies include reading, crocheting , cooking and wrestling. She was a member of North Calvary Baptist Church where she was a sunday school teacher.

Mrs. Yates was preceded in death by her parents, Bobby Ray Russell and Ola Mae McDaniel Russell.

Survivors: Husband, Jimmy Yates of Philadelphia; Daughter, Brandy Sullivan (Wesley) of Philadelphia; Son, Chris Yates (Amy) of Philadelphia; Brothers, David Russell of Philadelphia, Roger Dale Russell of Texas and Donnie Russell of Philadelphia; (5) Grandchildren; Several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers:Emilio Suarez, Tywan Stafford, Barry Pettit, Jodi Skinner, Steve Johnson, Roger Johnson. Honorary pallbearers: David Slaton, Wesley Sullivan.