Cinda L. Yates

August 4, 1956March 5, 2019

Cinda Lou Yates, age 62 of Albion passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 5, 2019. She was The widow of Roger Yates. They shared 27 years of marriage together.

Born in Albion, Michigan she was the daughter of Mylan and Carol Austin. She graduated from Albion High School. Cinda was a member of the V.F.W. Women’s Auxiliary and the Free Methodist Church. She enjoyed cross-stitch, plastic canvas and playing cards. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, James (Monica) Yates, Melinda Margraves (David Stevens), Jessica Yates and Andrew Yates; her mother, Carol Austin and sisters, Judy, Debbie, Vicki, Joy and Lynette and her grandchildren LeighAnne, Larissa, Alexandra, Emily, Phoebe, Andrew, Rickie, Carson, Emery and great-grandson Carter.

She is preceded in death by her husband Roger, son Matthew, father Mylan, in-laws Andrew and Mary Yates, sister Phyllis, brothers-in-law Don and Tim and son-in-law Ricky.

Visitation for family and friends will be Friday, March 8, 2019 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224. Funeral Service will be Friday, March 8 at 1:00PM at the funeral home with Pastor Al Henson Officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.

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  • Visitation Friday, March 8, 2019
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Debbie Cunningham

March 13, 2019

Cinda I will aways remember you as a sweet classmate & friend.

Pam Hackworth

March 7, 2019

Cinda, you were always so much fun to work with, i remember so many times laughing until we had tears in our eyes. That is how i will always remember you. Rest in peace my dear friend, your work here on earth is done. Love ya Cinda

Cindy Stopne

March 6, 2019

Cinda, you will be missed. Remembering us growing up and hanging out through high school. All our ups and downs. Blessings to all your loved ones.

Laura Hochstedler

March 6, 2019

Oh Cinda, how I'm going to miss your contagious laugh, seeing your latest craft project and always admiring your generosity. You were one of the first people to greet me at PMA and we enjoyed many lunches together over those years. You became family to me and I will always treasure our friendship. I hope your family finds comfort in your legacy of love, laughs and unending generosity. Love you Cinda, you will be missed.

Margaret Generi

March 6, 2019

Cinda gonna miss you friend. We didn't see each other very often but when we did it was like yesterday. Miss all the times all of us hung out. I'm praying for your loved ones. Love you sister friend