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Judy Renee Perkins Yates

d. July 20, 2021


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.

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