Calling hours (10 people at a time) Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel of White's Funeral and Cremation Services. Interment Glen Rest Memorial Estate. Livestreaming of the private service will begin at 11:30.
Brian Keith Bates was born on October 14, 1970 in Columbus, Ohio to Earl and Ada Bates. He was the youngest of four children born to this union. He went on to his eternal rest Tuesday June 23, 2020 at Grant Medical Center; age 49.
Brian attended Columbus South High School. Held many jobs during his lifetime.
Brian was baptized in the Name of Jesus and received the Holy Ghost at The Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith. He loved the Lord and his family, especially his mother. He was an excellent cook. No family gathering will be the same without his greens, macaroni and cheese and ribs. Brian loved to compete in baking competitions and assisting people in various ways. He had a passion for feeding and helping the homeless. He attended Zion Christian Assembly throughout most of his adult life.
He is preceded in death by his father Earl F. Bates, Sr. and nephew Karlos B. Stokes. He leaves to cherish his memory: his mother Ada J. Bates, brothers Earl F. Bates Jr., and Elphonso (Arlesia) Bates, sister Lynn Bates all from Columbus, Ohio and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends Victor Walls Jr. and Juan Easley.
Arrangements by WHITE’S FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 867 S. JAMES ROAD, COLS, OH 43227, BENJAMIN F. “BENNY” WHITE, JR, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, (614)947-1123, whitesfh867.com.
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