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Dora E. Yates

Jul 2, 2021

Dora Elizabeth Yates, 77, of Charles Town passed away peacefully and surrounded by her loving family, Wednesday June 16, 2021, at her home in Charles Town. Born Dec. 21, 1943, in Charles Town. She was the daughter of the late Chester Turner and Odetta Roy. Dora was a member of the Zion Baptist Church where she served as the President of Missionary Ministry, President and Director of the Zionites, member of the Zion Gospel Choir and the Zion’s Outreach Ministry. She worked as the manager for Kentucky Fried Chicken until her retirement after more than 30 years, member of St. Jude’s Children’s Research. Dora was a mother to many, loved God, family, church, and her flowers.

She is survived by two sisters, Sharon L. Pannell of Charles Town and Dianah Mae Roy of Ranson, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Emanuel Yates.

Going Home Service was celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the Zion Baptist Church with the Bishop Charles F. Cummings, Sr. officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant View Memory Gardens. The family received friends at 10 a.m. at the church.

Special thanks with love to Hospice of the Panhandle, friends and family for their love and support during this difficult time.

Family request donations be made to: Zion Baptist Missionary, 819 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Charles Town, WV 25414.

Online condolences may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeswv.com.