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Judy Renee Perkins Yates


Mrs. Judy Renee Perkins Yates, age 58 of the Big A Mountain section of Honaker, Virginia took her heavenly flight on Monday night, July 19, 2021 at her home following a valiant battle with breast cancer.

Born July 19, 1963, at Ravenswood Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of Charles Walker Perkins and Laura Novella Farmer Perkins. A lifelong resident of Russell County, she attended Bethany Baptist Church. Renee was a "Sweet Soul" who always exhibited a contagious smile, a great sense of humor, and a kind and caring spirit. She loved everyone, and everyone that met Renee loved her as well. She spent most of her adult life working as a full-time mom to her two sons who were her pride and joy. Once they had grown, she pursued a degree in cosmetology and worked in this field for many years before eventually becoming a United States Postal Carrier.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Walker Perkins.

Renee is survived by her husband, David Scott Yates of the home; two sons, Blake Scott Yates and wife, Angela of Honaker, Va., Brandon David Yates and fiancée, Nikki Swiney of Meadowview, Va.; mother, Laura Novella Perkins; three grandchildren, Emma Yates, Lucas Yates, and Lawson Yates; three brothers, Charles (Rick) Perkins and wife, Leslie, Stephen Walker Perkins and wife, Lorretta, Randall (Randy) Perkins and wife, Carla; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

As per Renee's wishes, there will be no funeral services.

To share memories of Judy Renee Perkins Yates, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Renee's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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Sheriff Blake Andis and the Members of the Washington County Sheriffs Office would like to express their sympathy in the death of Judy Yates. If our Sheriffs Office can be of assistance to you during your time of sadness, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sheriff Andis and Members of the Washington County Sheriffs Office

Sheriff Blake Andis Jul 26 2021 12:00 AM

Judy was one of the nicest ladies I have ever known. I know she will be missed by her family, may God be with all of you in the days to come.

Tammy J. RItchie Jul 23 2021 12:00 AM

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