Napoleon Kates was born May 8,1967 in McCray, Georgia to George Sr. and Essie Kates. He went home to be with the Lord on August 11,2019. He was raised in Sarasota, Florida.
He was a hard worker, brick mason for over 30 years, a loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather, uncle, nephew and friend.
He never met a stranger, loved to go fishing and was the grill master. Family was everything to him. He is preceded in death by his Father Pastor George R. Kates Sr.
Leaving to cherish his love and memories his wife of 10 years April Kates; Mother Essie B. Kates, his children Danielle Kates, Jaqueline Kates, Javaris Kates, Christian Kates. Nettie Gibson(Ronald), Ronnesha Nixon, Martail Nixon, Ronald Nixon. Grandchildren Azzhir, Ahriel, Ahriea, Bryson, Cyrin, Caleeya, L'rique, Dezahlyn, Anriah, Zaniya, Deyarri, Rayniah, Ronald,
Savaannah, Letrell, Dijon, He'vyn, De'moni, My'angel Siblings Janice Cray(Willie)George Kates Jr.(Gail) Jeffrey Kates Sr. (Lorraine),Tony Kates, Willie Johnson, Glendie Harris(James), Dorothy Champion (Lee). A host of Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.
Viewing will be held 11:00am Saturday, August 17, 2019 with Service to following (both at Mt. Pilgrim MB Church 4000 5th Avenue South St. Petersburg, Florida 33711).
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