​Ester Redd Yates



Ester Redd Yates, age 75, of Wake Forest, passed away June 16, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born in Mecklenburg County, VA to the late Hurley Ben Redd and Mattie Bagley Redd. She loved her family especially her husband, children and she always gave a little extra love to her grandkids. Family meant a lot and she could often be found in the kitchen cooking meals or taking lots of photos of them. Mrs. Yates was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church and will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.

Funeral services were held at 11 o’clock, Monday morning, June 19, 2017 at Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Historic Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh.

Mrs. Yates is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Oscar Yates; daughter, Karen Yates of Wake Forest; son, Louis Yates of Newton; granddaughter, April Nicole Yates of White Lake; brother, Rodley Redd & wife Cindy of Raleigh; several nieces, nephews and extended family.

Mrs. Yates was preceded in death by her grandson, Kevin Mercer; son Donald Yates and also four brothers.

Friends visited with the family from 6:00-8:00 PM, Sunday evening, June 18, 2017 at Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest, NC. (919)556-7400