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Yvonne (Thompson) Bates

November 20, 1942 ~ March 11, 2022 (age 79)



Yvonne Thompson Bates

Yvonne Thompson Bates was born on November 20, 1942, to Dosha Bates and David Thompson, Sr. in Liberty, MS. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church where she accepted Christ at an early age. She was the loving mother of three children: Curtis Burnett Bates III., Michael Bates, Sr., and Valerie Laverne Wallace. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dosha, her father David, her son, Curtis, her brother David L. Thompson Jr., her stepmother, Vivian Neil Thompson, and her sister Juanita Taplin.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her children: Michael (Pamela), and Laverne. Her sisters: Mary Powell, Gloria Johnson, Nathalie Thompson, Gwendolyn Shepherd (Stanley), her brothers: Oliver Thompson (Dorothy), James W. (Teresa), Conway (Jerlisa), Cleveland A. (Bernice), and Glen A. (Joan) her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and life-long friends she made on her 79 year journey.

Yvonne lived a life filled with exercising empathy and compassion for others no matter their background or their perceived shortcomings. In her eyes, every person she encountered was a child of God, and she would treat them with the utmost respect and help in any way she could. She was an asset to any community she inhabited and often fed, clothed, and housed not only relatives, but friends and the family members of those said friends, no matter what age they were. She had a firm belief that your good works done on earth enable you to walk confidently knowing your place in heaven is reserved. Approaching every situation in life with humility and understanding was her specialty, other than the delicious meals she prepared. She was Mama, Ms. Bates, Black, Rabbit, Auntie, Gram, and Grandma to all that knew her. She was simply a servant of the Lord in her own eyes. She leaves behind not only her family members and friends, but a blueprint as she makes her transition: Live life with love. Keep God as the centerpiece of all that you do, and the map found with that blueprint will lead you to where she now resides when the Lord decides it is time.

Relatives and friends of the family, Pastors, Officers and Members of New Wine Christian Fellowship and Liberty Baptist Church and all neighboring churches are invited to attend the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2022, New Wine Christian Fellowship, 1929 W. Airline Hwy., LaPlace, LA  70068. In accordance with the CDC Guidelines for COVID-19 all in attendance must wear a mask and practice social distancing. Visitation at the above-named church 8:00 a.m. until time of service. Interment Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Liberty, MS. Final Arrangements entrusted to Patrick H. Sanders Funeral Home & Funeral Directors, Inc. 605 Main Street, LaPlace, LA  70068. For information 985-359-1919. “Providing Care & Comfort is Our Highest Mission.”

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Funeral Service


March 19, 2022

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
New Wine Christian Fellowship
1929 W. Airline Highway
LaPlace, LA 70068

Celebration of Life
March 19, 2022

10:00 AM
New Wine Christian Fellowship (LaPlace, LA)

Interment following funeral service
March 19, 2022

Liberty Baptist Church
Liberty, MS 39645

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