Eloise Bates


Ms. Eloise Marie Bates, 52, of Pine Bluff, passed away on Friday, September 27, 2013. She was born November 30, 1960 to the late Elmo and Marie Hayes Bates. She graduated in 1979 from Pine Bluff High School. She was employed at the Jefferson County Department of Human Services, retiring in 2011. Survivors: son, Kendrick Brown (Tracie); daughters, LaTrenda Bates and Frantrise Brown; grandchildren, Darious, Jalen, and Sidne’, all of Pine Bluff; sisters, Maxine Bates of Milwaukee, Wis., Evelyn Bates-Lee (Almer), Nadine Burkett, and Bonnie Butler (Artemas); brother, Charles Ray Thompson; Uncle, J.R. Hayes, all of Pine Bluff, and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 5, 2013 at St. Luke A.M.E. Church with the Reverend Reginald Clever and Dr. Louise Tyler-Tisdale officiating. Interment will be in St. Luke Cemetery by the P.K. Miller Mortuary. Visitation will be held at the mortuary from 6-7 p.m., Friday, October 4, 2013. Ms. Bates will lie in repose at the church on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Online register: http://www.pkmillermortuary.com/