Cover photo for Sally Ann Yates's Obituary
Sally Ann Yates Profile Photo
1946 Sally 2020

Sally Ann Yates

May 13, 1946 — September 13, 2020

Ms. Sally Ann Yates was born May 13, 1946 to the late Nannie M. Pickle Bowman and James “Duck” Bowman. She departed this life on September 13, 2020. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age. She was a member of Seventh Street Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Anthony Brooks. Her favorite hymn was, Precious Lord, Take My Hand.

In 1965 she was united in marriage to James K. Yates. To this union three children were born: Rodney L. Yates, Darrell E. Yates, and DeShaun M. Yates.

Sally dedicated more than 15 years of service with Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center in Morganfield, Kentucky. During this time, she committed herself to delivering transformational education and vocational training to many young men and women. She left such an impression that many called her, “MOM”.

Sally was celebrated for her delightful cooking, especially that deep dish Mac & Cheese. She had a green thumb that yielded a garden to envy. She could keep a room full of conversation and laughter going due to her quick wit and full spirit. No one could compete with her when it came to finishing crossword puzzles. She found true happiness being surrounded by family and friends.

Sally was preceded in death by sisters: Laureen T. Edwards, Virginia B. Ryder, Mary C. Ryder-Taylor; brothers: Carlos M. Bowman, David W. Bowman, Mark Anthony Bowman, Shirley J. Bowman, George Ryder; grandson: James Dixon.

She leaves to cherish her life, her sons: Rodney L. (Becky) Yates of Henderson, KY , Darrell E. Yates of St. Louis, MO, and DeShaun M. Yates of Indianapolis, IN; step-daughter: Tonya Dixon; sister: Dora W. Bowman Edmonds; 7 grandchildren: Abby, Avery, Allie, Jamari, Darrian, Lewis Anthony, and John Robert; 4 great-grandchildren, Aiden, Aaliyah, Avyana, and Amara; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Friday September 18, 2020 at Mason Brothers Audubon Chapel. Mason Brothers Audubon Chapel is entrusted with arrangements. Leave condolences at . A face mask/ covering is required, and Social Distancing will be practiced.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Sally Ann Yates, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Friday, September 18, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mason Brothers Audubon Chapel

1322 Helm Street, Henderson, KY 42420

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 2

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree