Ezell Poats
1926 - 2020
BORN
1926
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue
Gary, IN
Ezell Poats, 94, born on April 16, 1926 to the late Ezell Poats & Jannie Bell (Brown) in Bolton, MS. Went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Ezell was a member of Galilee Baptist Church for over 60 years where he served on usher board #2, until his health failed him. He retired from US Steel Mill, Gary, Indiana in 1986. Ezell loved his family dearly and was known for his kind & giving spirit.

He was preceded in death by wife, Helen Pointer Poats, Daughter, Michelle Williams, Daughter in-law, Loisstine Poats, Grandson, Randall (Jimmy) Williams. Brothers, William Poats, Berthart Vinson & James Lauless. Sisters, Katie Jackson, Lovie Buford, JoMary Johnson, Katherine Harris, Lucinda Jamison. He leaves to cherish his beloved children, Greyling (Lillian) Poats, Bradrick Poats, Romielle Roper, Kimberly (James) Stanton Jr., Son-In Law Randall Williams. Grandchildren, Bradrick (Michelle) Poats, Kimberly (Marquel) Harper, Dr. James (Kelli) Stanton III, Jackie (Tiffany) Roper Jr., Rhodrick (Devin) Poats, Greyling (Jadah) Stanton, Terry Stanton, Greyling Poats II, Sisters, Mary Lee Smith, Francis Bernard, Mazie King. Special Caregivers Sharon Pointer & Melva Andrews. 27 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousin's other relatives and friends. Visitation Friday, September 11, 2020 from 9 – 2 p.m. with funeral services to follow at 2:00 p.m. All Services at the Guy and Allen Funeral Chapel 2959 W. 11th Ave. Officiating Bishop Doncero Reynolds. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.


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Published by Post-Tribune from Sep. 9 to Sep. 10, 2020.
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My thoughts and Prayers are with you all in your time of need. Uncle Ezell will truly be miss. Love you all
Cachandra Jamison
Family
September 12, 2020
Condolences and Prayers to Brad Poats, Sr. And Family in the Loss of Your Father..

John and Josie Holder
Neighbor
John and Josie Holder
Neighbor
September 11, 2020
Glenda Wall
September 11, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Clara Jamison
Family
September 11, 2020
Dear Mr. Greyling Poats, Dr. Lillian Poats and Mr. Greyling Poats, II,
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Viveca Grant
Coworker
September 11, 2020
Prayers hugs and hugs to the loved one's family and friend's. May God comfort your heart's today tomorrow and forevermore in Jesus name is my prayer Amen Amen and Amen.
Debra K Smith
Neighbor
September 10, 2020
a loved one
September 10, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers pour out to the Poats family for your loss and to my brother, Greyling, The Rock. Stay strong.
Gregory and Dorothy Smith
Friend
September 10, 2020
I want to offer my sincere condolences to the Poats Family! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. God Bless! Bro’ Ken Williams
Ken Williams
Friend
September 10, 2020
Blessings to the Poats family in the loss of this beautiful soul. Reading his impressive life story I wish I had known him. Especially witnessing him usher. Now his ushering in the heavens. Much loving thoughts. Jacqueline Kennedy
Jacqueline Kennedy
Friend
September 10, 2020
Sandra Bruce
September 9, 2020
We extend our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family.
The Bridges Family
Friend
September 9, 2020
Condolences to the Poats family!
Jesse and Rosie Washington
Rosie Washington
Friend
September 9, 2020
Bernnell Peltier-Glaze
September 9, 2020
Uncle Ezell will truly be missed. I will especially miss the stories he would tell about his brothers and sisters. Take your rest! Another soldier gone but never forgotten. Prayers and condolences to the family.
Vonnie Gentry Sutton
Family
September 9, 2020
Growing up uncle Ezell would visit all the time and I will always remember his great personality, he will always be in my thoughts and prayers!!
Jeffery Lee Buford
Family
September 9, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Mary K Pearson-McCoy
Friend
September 9, 2020
Mary Richards
September 9, 2020
You came into my life when I needed you the most. I will forever be grateful you open the doors to your home for me. Thank you pawpaw.
Marquel
Grandchild
September 9, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Murray Richards
Friend
September 9, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Marvin Malone
Acquaintance
September 9, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. He was a kind and gentle Giant!!!
Alex and Marcina Simmons
Family
September 9, 2020
My sincerest condolences to Brad and the entire Poats family. Will definitely be praying for you.
Akiyah Key
Friend
September 9, 2020
What a life well lived! Our condolence to the Poats, Pointer, Stanton, Reynolds families in the homegoing of your loved one. May heavens light shine brightly upon you in your time of sorrow. Praying for you all to be renewed in the power of our Almighty God.
The Scott family
Friend
September 9, 2020
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