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Cloranne Bates March 29, 1930 - October 29, 2020


Cloranne Rebecca Bates
March 29, 1930 ~ October 29, 2020 (age 90)

Walker Funeral Home is assisting the family

Obituary Via Walker Funeral Home

On Thursday, October 29, 2020, Cloranne Rebecca Bates has gained her wings to go home to be with the Lord.  Cloranne was born March 29, 1930 to the parents of Charles Gilbert and Susan W. Jackson in Hodges South Carolina. Cloranne had seven siblings, six brothers, and one sister.

Cloranne had a general education and soon after her education she became a successful Midwife, this was her passion and what she loved to do. Cloranne loved to cook and grow fresh vegetables in her garden. When the holidays rolled around without a doubt everyone knew where they were going…(grandma) house. Cloranne had the personality to melt anyone’s heart, she had a heart of gold, and to know her was to absolutely love her. She loved to sit at her dining room table and play solitaire and hum her tunes. On Fridays it was never a dull moment at Ann’s house, it went from frying her famous fried chicken to gambling and drinking her favorite beverages which was her beer (Milwaukee’s Best). At times she would go out to the black beer lot just for kicks. She always spoke what was on her mind and rather it was the truth or not, you take or leave it, because either way she did not care. She would get up on early on Saturday Mornings and head to Findlay market to get her collard greens, rind on bacon, and famous baseball cookies, which she hid from the family.  She used to love going on her late-night excursion with her boo (Mr. Pete) to go to White Castle and get her double cheeseburgers and black coffee, while listening to the Reds on the radio. She loved listen to her blues, and her R and B. Cloranne didn’t show any differences with anyone that came her way; she loved everyone, and everyone loved her, her home was always open to anyone who needed a place to lay their head or just wanted to talk. She gave the best advice; now rather you chose to listen and take the advice; that was on you. Cloranne was truly a woman of god and the lord has accepted this golden angel with open arms.

Cloranne was preceded in death by: her mother, Susan W. Jackson; her father, Charles Gilbert; her daughter, Edna Smith and her sons,  James Calvin Smith and Nathaniel Williams Sr.

She is survived by: her nephew, London Williams (Bubba); niece, Bonnie Smith, her seven children, Larry D. Smith (Shirley Smith), Betty J. Bates, Barbara A. Bates, Samuel S. Bates( Sharntell Bates), Jenatara L. Bates, Geraldine Bates (Curtis Boswell), Stacy N. Lummus (Howard Lummus Jr.); her granddaughter/daughter, Ayanna M. W Lowry (Shawn A. Lowry); her grandson/son, Nathaniel Williams Jr.; her bonus children, Debra A. Bates-Knowles (Jasper Knowles), William N. Bates (Tracy B. Bates), Vicky Sanders. She leaves to cherish her loving memories her grandkids, Markeisha Smith, Ramona Brooks (Charles Brooks) Londell Wesley, Larry Smith Jr. Ayanna M. Lowry, Nathaniel Williams Jr., Ashley Smith-Turner, Candace Smith, Jenara Bates, Samuel Bates Jr. Sandaniel Bates, Jerya Bates, Jevonte Bates, Latasha Bates, Danyell Bates, Kenneth Bates, Michael Bates, Shatasha Bates, Armond Bates, Victory Bates, Regina Bates, Creiona L. Bates, Teresa Heath, Ty’ree Heath, Christopher Mimes Jr. Dominique Mimes, 50 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; an exceptionally good friend for over forty  years Claude H and her furry buddy Cassius.

Visitation is from 10:00 am until 11:00 am, on  Friday, November 6, 2020, at the Walker Funeral Home – Mt. Healthy, 7272 Hamilton Avenue , Mt. Healthy  (45231).   The funeral service will immediately follow the visitation beginning at 11:00 am. Everyone attending must wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Gardens , 2145 Compton Road, Mt. Healthy, Ohio 45231. Howard Lummus, Jr., William N. Bates, Christopher L. Mimes, Jr., Dennis Terrell, Dominique D. Mimes, and Armond C. Bates will serve as Pallbearers.

In keeping with the Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions masks are required in order to enter  the service and social distancing must be practiced.  Please be prepared to comply for the safety of all.

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Walker Funeral Home is honored to serve the  Bates family.  Please call (513) 251-6200 or visit www.WalkerFuneralHome.com for additional information.


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