On Nov. 4, 2013, our hearts were saddened by the passing of our loved one, Mrs. Yvette Holcomb Batts. Yvette was born Jan. 2, 1964, to the late Juanita Holcomb and Samuel Wells. She was a 1982 graduate of Petersburg High School. She was a dedicated worker at Central State Hospital for 17 years.
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She leaves to cherish her memories: a devoted husband, James Batts; a devoted son, Vernard Holcomb; grandson, Elijah Harris; stepdaughter, Shante Taylor (Tremaine); four devoted sisters, Kathie Holcomb, Yvonne Holcomb, and Patrice Ridley (Timothy), all of Petersburg, and Angela Eddings (Charles) of Louisville, Ky.; mother-in-law, Mazie Batts; father-in-law, Roger Batts; aunts, Brenda Battle, Darlene Gibbs (Dallas), Gwen Jones, Cassandra Jones, Paulette Allen, Paula Jones, Diane Clanton, Bernadette Jones and Lillie Mae Holdcomb; nephews, Demonta Williams, Dominique Riddick, Ryan Roney, Treyshawn Holcomb and Tony Hawkins; great-nephews, Marquiche Claiborne Jr., Timarion Green, Ja'Ryan Reams, and Timothy Green Jr.; nieces, Nikkia Williams, Ashley Holcomb, Keishell Blount, Kendra Holcomb and Juanisha Holcomb; one great-niece, Ja'Kaylah Sandozz; devoted cousins, Lisa Yates and Gwendolyn Williams; sister-in-law, Terri Williams; brother-in-law, Christopher Batts and Rodney Batts (Anita); devoted friends, Cynthia Harper, Deanna Neal, Betty Browder, Robinette Williams, George Jackson, Josie Coleman, Shelly Redwine, Marjorie Gordon, and Crystal Trotter; and a host of cousins; other relatives; and friends.
Services for Mrs. Yvette Holcomb Batts will be held at 12 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at the Chapel of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, the Rev. Bobby Gee, eulogist. Interment to follow at Dinwiddie Memorial Park.
Honorary and active pallbearers are asked to assemble at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral establishment.
The family will assemble 11 a.m. at 21611 Pannell St., Ettrick, the day of the services.
The family will also receive friends at the following addresses: 21611 Pannell St., Ettrick, 3 Burch St., Petersburg, and 306 Hillcrest Ave., Colonial Heights, and may be contacted by calling the following: 804-691-7166, 804-721-9881 or 804-431-6037.
Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mrs. Batts and watch the funeral services live online at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, 804-732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from Nov. 6 to Nov. 10, 2013