Kioka D. Bates passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 24, 2011. Visitation on Wednesday, March 30 from 10 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4265 4th Street, S.E., Washington, DC. Interment: Resurrection Cemetery.
I’m deeply saddened to hear the news of Kioka’s passing. We were co-worker’s going on 6 years. Even though I have not seen her in the past, I have memories of our 1st few years together and she will be missed. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time and in the days ahead. ~God Bless~
I remember one day at thier house during a Dallas and Redskins game I brought over a bushel of crabs and at one point we were the only ones at the table eating crabs and talking smack about the Skins cause Dallas was winning. That was one of my best memories.
You Will Be Missed My Friend, My Family.
Gail we are so sorry for your lost of a child cousin friend an lovely heart may god bless her an all of you peace an love an PRAYERS YVETTE anTOMMY
My condolences and prayers to the Bates family on the loss of Keke. I met her only once and she left an impression of kindness, warmth and happiness to me. She will be missed terribly.
Stay strong my family: Kik has joined the ranks of many Collins that have crossed over. May you all RIP. Collins Love for Kiki and Dibbles; uncles – Reginald, Emery, Cle, Russell, John, aunts – Own, Thelma, Mainey, and your grandma Jane(centered in this photo)….we will see you all soon. Love The Mouse, as Uncle Gibby (your grandpa) used to say.
Tori and family – May God provide you with the strength and comfort you need today and in the weeks and years to come. You all have an angel watching over you and can carry her memory on for her children.
See, the home of God is among mortals.
He will dwell with them;
they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them;
he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more,for the first things have passed away.’ Revelation 21.1-7
Our hearts go out to Ms. Gail & Uncle Hawk, as well as, The Butler/Bates Family. There are no words that could express the pain I feel for you at this time, yet I am deeply sorry for your loss. I pray that GOD continues to stay with everyone to help get through these difficult times. She is, indeed, in great hands now. Let this not be her ending, but a new beginning in the celebration of your angel, KiKi, instead. Love Always, April/Talisha/Alexis/Tourre
Bates, most men will never experience that special relationship, like the one you had with KIki. May God continue to bless you and strengthen you. Keep the faith!
Like I said to you this morning Duck, when Faith and I opened the Washington Post we were devastated. We were at your wonderful wedding and were there when beautiful Jasmine came into your lives. We were more than coworkers we great friends. With the help of God, family and friends, you and the kids will make it through. Take care.