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In Loving Memory of Yvonne Michelle Brakes

God has called home an angel, Yvonne Michelle Brakes, who gained her crown and wings on September 25th, 2021. Yvonne blessed this earth on November 1st, 1958 in Seattle, Washington to Edgar Brown of Belleville, Texas, and Annie Miller Brakes of Jackson, Miss. Yvonne Brakes is survived by her legacy Lisa Baily and Pallah Burdis, son-in-law Horace Burdis. Grandchildren Kai Grisby, Zahara Brakes, Noah Bailey-Geyen, and Zoe Burdis. Her beloved siblings Veron Brown, Larron Patton, Micahel Brown, Malik Ishfaaf aka John Brakes, Jr, Beverly Brown, and a host of nieces, nephews, great, nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-great nieces and nephews, and cousins galore. Proceeding Yvonne in death, her parents Annie Brakes, Edgar Brown, John Brakes, Sr., her siblings Ronald Brakes, Sharon Annette Brakes as well as the love of her life Paul Bailey, Sr.

Yvonne enjoyed being a mother and grandmother as well as using her struggles to help further research in the medical field among Black women. A warrior and woman of love, strength, and resistance - she will be greatly cherished and missed among those who knew her and loved her.

An exceptional and very special thanks to all of her friends and extended family as well as her medical team and nurses at Harborview, Virginia Mason, Seattle Kidney Center, Seattle Vascular Center; Madison Clinic social workers, case managers, and therapists; Hopelink, and caregivers who showed grace, patience, and advocated for Yvonne throughout her life. You are greatly appreciated.

The final celebration of life dates will be announced shortly. Donations are gladly appreciated and accepted and can be sent to or

CashApp $luvbailey Lisa Bailey.



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