Ralph Anthony Yates, Sr., 54, of Brightwood, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020. He was born on November 4, 1965 to the late James Spencer Yates and Doris Elizabeth Clore Yates. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Gregory Yates and two sisters, Juanesta Yates and Darrie Hughes. He is survived his wife, Sandra Ernestine Nelson Yates; one son, Ralph, Jr.; four daughters, Rayven Yates, Rayngisha Yates, Ellen Nelson, Phoebe Nelson; a sister, Denise Brown (Robert); three grandchildren, Jakira Nelson Barbour, Isaiah Yates, and Lilyana Brown; and devoted brother-in-law, Chris Nelson. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Preddy Funeral Home Chapel in Madison. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home.