A ceremony celebrating the life of Chantel Nickens Yates will be held Tuesday at Meadows Chapel United Methodist Church Prairieville; visitation will begin at 9 am until time of the service at 11 am. Interment will follow at Richardson Cemetery under the direction of Church Funeral Services St Amant. Chantel was born on February 26, 1973 and passed from this life on Thursday October 13, 2016 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center at the age of 43 years. She was a resident of St Amant, a homemaker; she enjoyed cooking and doing crafts. She loved time spent with her children and grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her mother Jeannette L Nickens; brother Acklin and a sister Sandy. Survivors include her husband Donald "Donnie" Yates; father and step mother Johnny J and Shirley Nickens; children Makailah, Kaleigh, kho'lee, John, Yvonne, Eleise, Tina, Elizabeth, Chasity, DJ, Joshua and Jayden; siblings Donna, Jacklyn, Rhonda, Debra, Kathy and Johnny Paul; also survived by 24 grandchildren, host of nieces, nephews and her canine companions Sadie Jo, Emma and Chole. Arrangements by Church Funeral Services St. Amant.
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