Mrs. Kimberly (Yates) Mitchell

May 25, 1973 ~ January 15, 2022 (age 48)


Kimberly Michelle Yates Our Beloved Daughter, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, Niece and Friend, was born to Edwina Yates and the
late Henry Lee Yates Sr. on May 25th, 1973, in Chicago. Growing up, Kim was a spoiled daddy's girl She loved to jump rope and dance. She attended US Grant Elementary School, Jane Adams Middle School and Evanston Township High School. After High Sch091 Kim studied Culinary Arts.

Kim was a loving and caring person. She was always willing to give, and she was there for anyone in time of need. Kim had a tough exterior, but everyone would come to know, that she was one of the nicest people you could ever meet. She had a heart of gold with a very understanding and forgiving spirit. She was so generous and good to so many people.

Family was her everything. She always made sure the family was together and happy on the holidays. She enjoyed Karaoke and having dance contests with the kids. She was an aunt/mom she treated her nieces and nephews like they were her own. She kept up with their grades, their interests and she made sure they were on the right path in life. She was always there and was very supportive to her nieces and nephews.

Kim was a devoted Chicago Bears fan. She made sure she watched every week. She was a fierce competitor and she loved to play all types of games including Pokeno, Bingo, Lottery, card games and board games. She loved to watch television 'game shows especially Family Feud and Jeopardy.

Kim loved to win. If you know Kim well, then you know that she will win at any cost, even if she had to cheat. Kim left us on Friday morning, January 7th. She fought a long hard battle, and although we are heartbroken, God said it was her time. Kim left us, but she is no longer suffering. She was a tough lady, she put up a good fight. She will truly be missed.

Kimberly is survived by her mother, Edwina Yates. Her siblings Walter Whiteside, Kaaron Whiteside-Rice, Cheryl Whiteside, Gregory Whiteside, Henry Yates, Alisha Yates-Whittaker and Angela Yates. Aunts Beverly Wright, Jean Derden, Diane Jordan and Donna Jordan. Nieces and Nephews Brandon Whiteside, Olivia Lane, lesha Lane, Jermani Gaines, Courtney Yates, Whitney Yates, Henry Yates III, Hayley Yates, Kharter
Whittaker, Jahari Yates, Tevon Hardy, Taylan Hardy, Jayden Whiteside, Jordan Whiteside, Jesiah Whiteside, Jaxan Whiteside, Rashad Reynolds, Jeremiah Reynolds, Jayce Barnes, a very special nephew Hampton Whittaker, A special life Partner Kenneth Brown, a special Friend, Tristan Lee, a mentor Presbury West as well as a host of cousins, other family and friends.

Kimberly is preceded in death by her father, Henry Yates Sr. Her grandmother Orell Wright, Her aunt Carolyn Walker, Great Aunts Jessie Johnson, Annie Mae Fisher and Lula Foley. Great Uncles John Fisher, David Fisher, Arthur Fisher Sr., Steve Fisher, James Yates, Willie Yates, Lonnie Yates and Charles Yates. Her cousins Michael Wesson, Pamela Whiteside-Gipson, Latosha Wright, and her best friend Kenya Roach.        please keep the family in your prayers.

Arrangements entrusted to Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. Mr. Philip L. Gillette - Funeral Director 

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January 18, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Thompson Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc.
1917 Asbury Ave
Evanston, IL 60201

January 19, 2022

10:00 AM
Christ Temple M.B. Church
1711 Simpson St

Funeral Service
January 19, 2022

11:00 AM
Christ Temple M.B. Church
1711 Simpson St

Interment following funeral service
January 19, 2022

NORTHBROOK, IL 60062-7714

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