Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Pilgrim Rest M.B. Church with Rev. Freddie Wince officiating. Burial will follow in Westlawn Memorial Garden in Cleveland.
Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2014, at Brinson Funeral Home in Cleveland.
Survivors include sons, Rickey E. Pates of St. Louis, Mo., and Prentice Pates of Milwaukee, Wis.; adopted sons, Anthony Williams of Cleveland and Deanglo Williams of Rochester, N.Y.; stepdaughter, Rosie Mae Hays of Cleveland; father, James Graham of St. Louis, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.