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Jefferson "Brody" Bates

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“Kayce and Coleman,I love you both (and your sweet families). I was so sad to hear about Brody. Please find comfort in knowing that you haven't "lost"...Read More »
1 of 36 | Posted by: Lisa Milligan - Columbia, SC

“There are some folks in Dallas, TX praying for your sweet family with broken hearts over your story. We've never met, but the same God that holds you...Read More »
2 of 36 | Posted by: Emily Utz, friend of the Kassouf Family - TX

“To the Bates and Porter family. My deepest sympathy in the loss of your precious Brody. May you all find peace in knowing he is happy in heaven...Read More »
3 of 36 | Posted by: Amelia Hooks (Jacob's Granny) - SC

“You all are in my thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his arms around little Brody. ”
4 of 36 | Posted by: Marilyn Montgomery - Lexington, SC

“Love and Hugs from another Mom ”
5 of 36 | Posted by: Susan - Charleston, SC

“Sending up prayers that you find peace in your heart. With sympathy and much love...God bless. ”
6 of 36 | Posted by: Amanda Parker Horton - Columbia, SC

“Sending up prayers that you find peace in your heart. With sympathy and much love...God bless. ”
7 of 36 | Posted by: Amanda Parker Horton - Columbia, SC

“Joe, the Bates and Porter families,There are very few words to express the grief and pain that you are enduring. I ask God to give you strength to...Read More »
8 of 36 | Posted by: Carol Dawn Young - Irmo, SC

“Kayce, Coleman, Porter, and family - I am so saddened to hear of your loss of your precious son Brody. Please know that many people are praying for...Read More »
9 of 36 | Posted by: Dodie Rodgers - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Thoughts and prayers for you all from the entire Marshall family. Gob Bless. ”
10 of 36 | Posted by: Patrick Marshall - Lexington, SC

“Dear Bates Family, I am so sorry for your great loss. If you have a pastor I hope you will stay close to him and in time bring your questions and...Read More »
11 of 36 | Posted by: Gene Ownbey - Greenville, SC

“Kayce & Family, We are deeply saddened by your loss. May God wrap his arms around you during this time and give you peace and comfort during the...Read More »
12 of 36 | Posted by: Heather Lindler Lindler - SC

“So incredibly sorry for the loss of your precious little son. Your family is in our prayers for peace and comfort in the days, weeks, months and...Read More »
13 of 36 | Posted by: Terry Mobley - Holly Hill, SC

“To all of the Bates and Porter Family Members: Kaye and I have all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Our hearts are broken for all of you.May...Read More »
14 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“Kayce, I am incredibly sorry for your loss. I pray that peace rests in you and your husband during this most difficult time. ”
15 of 36 | Posted by: Bobbi McClenny - Asheville, NC

16 of 36 | Posted by: Ann Morell - Shreveport, LA

“To the family of little Brody So sorry for your loss As a parent myself I can not imagine the lossYou are feeling and going threwYou and your family...Read More »
17 of 36 | Posted by: Kathryn Sanderson - Lexington, SC

“Joe Mac and Annie, my thoughts and prayers are with you, Brody's family, and all who loved him. I am truly sorry for your loss. ”
18 of 36 | Posted by: Dawne Beaty Bodenhamer - NC

“May God touch and heal your heart after this tragic loss. Just know that Brody will be waiting for you in Heaven. ”
19 of 36 | Posted by: David & Anne Elam - Chapin, SC

“There are no words. I too lost my only child in a freakish accident. It took me a long time to except the word accident. We love your mom and dad so...Read More »
20 of 36 | Posted by: Brenda Barker - Camden, SC

“Thinking of and praying for your family every day. May God bring you comfort and peace. ”
21 of 36 | Posted by: Lauren & Will Lyon - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“So sorry to hear the news of your sweet little one. Thoughts and prayers for your family. ”
22 of 36 | Posted by: Grady and Lynn Slice - Columbia, SC

“Our deepest prayers go out to all of you for the Peace of Christ...and in the knowledge that we will ALL be together again. ”
23 of 36 | Posted by: Danny & Karen Hood - Chapin, SC

“Another MOM that is so sorry for your loss. ”
24 of 36 | Posted by: Susan - Charleston,SC

“My condolences to you and your family and my that Bible verse is AWESOME ”
25 of 36 | Posted by: Susan S Brown - Charleston

“May God give you His Peace and His Comfort as you go through these difficult days.... ”
26 of 36 | Posted by: Gaye Fann - Columbia, SC - Friend

“Brody touched Alyssa's heart in so many ways . He was her little buddy, and she has so many cute and heartfelt memories, from babysitting him on...Read More »
27 of 36 | Posted by: Lynn Kinney - Mount Pleasant, SC

28 of 36 | Posted by: A friend

“Annie, Joe Mac and your precious family. Sending our love and unending prayers for your tragic loss. ”
29 of 36 | Posted by: Donna & Henry Rollins - Columbia, SC

“Our hearts and prayers are with this wonderful family at this very heartbreaking time. ”
30 of 36 | Posted by: The Gilliam Family - Columbia, SC

“My deepest condolences to your family today, tomorrow and always. ”
31 of 36 | Posted by: Lindsay Valek Protopapas - SC

“My heart breaks for this precious family. Such a beautiful child. Gone way too soon. Prayers and love for both families. Joe Mac and Annie you are...Read More »
32 of 36 | Posted by: Barbara and Larry McCormick - SC

“Coleman and Kayce, My Condolences to you and Family, we will praying for you all, My friend ”
33 of 36 | Posted by: Pedro Acosta - Lexington, SC

“I was so sad to hear about the death of your precious little son Brody. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I still remember...Read More »
34 of 36 | Posted by: Elizabeth Simpson - Lancaster, SC

“Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. ”
35 of 36 | Posted by: Beth, Jack, Ann and Hank Freeman - TX

“We pray peace and comfort for your family. ”
36 of 36 | Posted by: Ann & James Denney - Mt. Pleasant, SC

Jefferson "Brody" Bates, beloved two-year old son of Coleman and Kayce Bates, of Mt.Pleasant, SC, passed Friday.

Close friends and family gathered Tuesday for a small service at Alhambra Hall in celebration of Brody's life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests those wishing to honor Brody's life do so by making a donation at: These donations will be used to spread Brody's love to help other children.

Brody is survived by his parents and his big sister Porter Mae Bates all of Mt.Pleasant. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Bill and Kim Porter of Mt. Pleasant as well as his paternal grandparents Joe Mac and Annie Bates of Irmo, SC.

Jesus said, Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to "such as these." - Matthew 19:14
He is there with the LORD and the LORD is with you.

Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mt. Pleasant Chapel.