Mrs. Jessie Yates, age 94, Cookeville, formerly of Jonesborough, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Kindred Transitional Care & Rehab-Master in Algood, TN.
Mrs. Yates was born in Jonesborough and daughter of the late William & Minnie Phipps Percell. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Stanley F. Yates, in 1999; son, Stanley Yates Jr.; three brothers, Roy Percell, Donald Percell and Bernie Percell; and three sisters, Mary Geraldine Tester, Dorothy Lowery and Willie Taylor.
She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Mrs. Yates was a Homemaker.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Yates, Cookeville, TN; one brother, Fred Percell, Roanoke, VA; and one sister, Patsy Jackson, Jonesborough.
The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM Sunday, March 9, 2014, at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home.
Graveside services will follow at Monte Vista Burial Park with Pastor Michael Lusk officiating. Pallbearers will be family & friends.
Condolences may be sent to the Yates family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Jonesborough, 753-3821