Hattie Marie Kates was born January 8, 1961 to Birtha Mary Kates and John Kates who preceded her in death. She was the eighth of eleven children, four brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death. She attended St. Louis public schools.
Everyone who knew Ms. Hattie knew that she loved her family, friends and her grandchildren, some might say her grandchildren the most. Everyone who came across her knew just how kindhearted she was, blood or not.
On July 26, 2021 at 3:15 A.M., the good Lord called Ms. Kates home to Glory where she now rests leaving behind four daughters and one son, Gloria Kates Taylor (Jeff), Louvenery Kates Jones (Marcus), Rose Carter, Dwight Tate (Mohaganie) and special daughter Jonnee Nunley; thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way (Khaliq Johnson); three sisters and two brothers, Mary Howard (Leon), Linda Crenshaw (Earl), special sister Rosalind Porter-mayo, Charles Kates and Carlos Kates (Vonda; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.
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