Kitty Lois Jones Yates was born on December 26, 1937, to the late Annie Lois Kennedy and Hilmor Moore. She was a passionate and loving woman who enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends. Kitty was a devoted woman of God and spent over 40 years serving as a Sunday school teacher at St. Joseph M.B. Church and over 35 years of service as a Trustee. Outside of the church, Kitty spent 23 years serving as an unemployment appeals judge for the State of Alabama before her retirement. She was known for her outspokenness, gift of storytelling, and her intelligence. She is survived by her two children, son Michael (Brenda) Tolliver of Inglewood, CA, and daughter Cheryl Tolliver Holifield of Mobile, AL; four grandchildren, Daz'sa and Sahara Tolliver of Inglewood, CA, Maurice Williams of Atlanta, GA, and Shardae Williams of Houston, TX; six siblings and a host of great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Kitty was preceded in death by her beloved stepfather Kapell Kennedy and brother George "Sonny" Parker. A viewing will be held Friday, June 18, 2021 from 9:00am until 11:00am at St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church, 661 South Broad Street, Mobile, AL 36603. The celebration of life service will begin at 11:00am. Kitty Lois Jones Yates will be laid to rest in the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 34904 AL-225, Spanish Fort, AL 36577. Condolences may be expressed online at smallsmortuary.com
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Published by Mobile Register and Baldwin County from Jun. 15 to Jun. 16, 2021.