Abram Oates was born February 24, 1992, in Sacramento, California to Chenequa Fletcher-Todd and Abram Oates, Jr. Growing up Abe was known to be a spoiled cry baby but he was everyone's favorite person. Abe attended C.P. Huntington Elementary, Kit Carson Middle School, Sacramento High School and Laguna Creek High School where he graduated from. As a youth, Abe played football for the Oak Park Buccaneers and later went on to play for the Laguna Creek High School Cardinals. Abe excelled academically and was on the varsity football team. He furthered his education by attending and graduating from Le Cordon Bleu-Culinary School for the Arts.
Abe had two sons Abram "AJ" Oates, Jr. and Jess (mother Unique Mcwhorter), who he loved spending time with. In addition to spending time with his sons, Abe loved spending time with his nieces and nephews. Abe also loved to be social and be the life of the party where ever he went. Abe was a positive spirit who brought a smile to every face of any person he encountered. Abe was very family oriented and always maintained a strong family unit by making sure everyone always came together. Throughout recent family tragedies, Abe provided his family strength through his words of encouragement and positive outlook.
Abe had a very active mind and had a passion for wanting to open his own restaurant and other businesses. In his free time, Abe also enjoyed playing video games even being competitive with his friends and boasting over his winnings. Abe was also highly into fashion and believing he could wear anything and be the bested dressed person in the room often saying things like "I can wear anything, I taught you how to dress". Abe also had a passion for football being a diehard Steelers fan.
Abe was an outstanding father and was rarely seen without his partner in crime AJ, right beside him. Abe and AJ's bond was so unbreakable that AJ was known as Abe's hip because they were always together. Abe and AJ never went a day without waking up and going to sleep with each other. Before Abe became a father, he had a significant role as a father figure in other children's lives.
Abe gave his life Christ at an early age and was a member of St. Jude Christian Tabernacle.
Abe is preceded in death by his great-grandparents Walter and Earlean Golston, grandparents Ray & Jurylean Fletcher, his brothers Terryon Bean and Derayne Duncan. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, son Abram "AJ" Oates, Jr., mother Chenequa Fletcher-Todd, and father Abram "Big Abe" Oates, Jr., father figure Patrick (PJ) Hawkins. Siblings: Michenique "Chocolate Drop" Todd, Shanika Nelson, Makiah Lands, Damian Duncan, Trevon Duncan, Abresha Oates, Adrienne Oates, Abram Oates III, Kevin Oates, Lofton Oates, and Steven Oates aunt Jean'a Fletcher, uncles Talton Robinson, Terauchi Golston, Kenya Golston Sr., and Darrick Golston, Sr., great-aunts Sandra Faye (Darnell) Williams, Linda Anderson, Shirley Golston and special grandparents Joyce & Isaiah Todd. Nieces and nephews Shanyla Utley, Aubrea Ferguson, Shanice Bean, Caliegh Bean, Shania Bean, Nehemiah Bailes, and Deaon Bailes. "Bros and Sis": Teraja, Golston, Earlean Golston, Jenifer Robinson, Angelica Llerena, Sadako Goethe, Elijah Goethe, Gary Goethe Jr., Fabien Goethe, Eddie Billoups, Deshon Andrews, Ashton Simpo, Felix Isom, Don Jackson, Diondre Batson, Terry Easmon, Steve Jones, Christina Zabal, Terrence Bonner.
Aunts Chanda Anderson, Dawniyelle Muzyamba, Shirley Vaughn Jones (Felecion), Audrey Harris, Aesha, and Afira Usher, April Moreno ( Bobby), uncle Woo Anderson, cousins Dominic Williams, Jr., Thomas (T.K.) Hunter, Kenya Golston, jr., Darrick Golston, Jr., Michelle Wilson, Antonio Wilson, Joeisha Blackwell, Askari Felix, Felecion Jones, Jr., Malik Jones, Alexandria Worthy, Dion Dates, Jr., Trajon Cotton.
He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, loving relatives and friends including best friends Shelby Hobson and Brittany Shine.