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James Sidney Yates ""James C"" of 16134 Flatfoot Road, Dinwiddie, Virginia, entered into eternal rest on Saturday morning at 3:05 am at Battlefield Park Health Care Center in Petersburg, Virginia. He was born on October 21, 1945, to the late Roger and Nannie Pearl Yates.

James C. was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Pearl Yates; brother, Walter J. Yates; and a very devoted friend, Ms. Beatrice Ellis Jordan.

James confessed Christ at an early age and became a member of Mount Level Baptist Church and attended Dinwiddie County Public Schools. He was a self-employed transmission mechanic and served as an employee for the school system until his health declined.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories one son, James Booth (Deborah); two sisters, Polly Harris (James) of Petersburg, VA, and Deborah Yates of Richmond, VA, four brothers; Roger Gilbert Yates (Shirley), John Yates (Sharon), Danny Yates (Sandra) and Stanley Yates (Anna), one foster brother; Ricky C. Coleman, all of Dinwiddie, VA; a sister-in-law, Maxine Yates; one aunt, Louise Hill of Jarrett, VA; one uncle, John Hall of Dinwiddie, VA; one granddaughter, Breonna Gatling; one grandson, James Booth, Jr.; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins and friends. He is also survived by an extended family; Amari Jordan, Tiffany Spratley Jordan and the sons of Beatrice Ellis Jordan; Anthony, Ricky, Antwan and Victor.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, July 24, 2020, at 12 Noon at the Mount Level Baptist Church Dinwiddie, VA, with the Rev. Robin Cox, officiating. Public viewing will be held from 10-8 PM Thursday at the Petersburg Chapel - Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the professional staff- Petersburg Chapel- Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home, 530. S. Sycamore St., Petersburg, VA 23803. (804) 863-4411. www.johnsonservices.us

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Published in The Progress-Index from Jul. 22 to Jul. 23, 2020.
10:00 - 08:00 PM
Petersburg Chapel - Joseph M. Johnson & Son Funeral Home
Graveside service
12:00 PM
Mount Level Baptist Church
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July 28, 2020
To Polly, Gilbert, Danny, Stanley and the rest of Yates family; I wish to offer my condolences to you all. James C will be missed by all that knew him. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Doris La Verne Mason
July 24, 2020
My heartfelt condolences goes out to the Yates family in the loss of their love one. May the Lord comfort you in the coming days.
Charlotte Meredith and Family
July 23, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Angelique S. Gilliam
July 23, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to the family of James Yates. May God bless and keep all of you during this difficult time.
Love, Betty.
Betty Ware
July 23, 2020
July 23, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Freddie & Nancy Hardy
July 22, 2020
May God give you all peace during this time. Our deepest condolences.
Angela Parham
July 21, 2020
Gods Love Endure Forever, know that the Comforter is Still here.Peace be with You All that only come from the Savior Jesus Christ. Lets try to remember ours Love One with a smile as we Reflect on all our beautiful and fun Memories of Him.May Gods Grace and Mercy abide

Wendy Yates
July 21, 2020
Brenda Yates
July 19, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Olivia Pegram
July 19, 2020
Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. May your memories bring you comfort.
Hattie Bonner
July 18, 2020
My sincere sympathy to the family on the passing of James C. I will you all in my prayers during this time.
Berthel Graham
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