Yolanda Wilson

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Yolanda T. Wilson, 60, of Suffolk, Va., departed this earthly life on Dec. 26, 2008 at Hampton Sentara CarePlex.
Yolanda was born April 9, 1948 in Franklin, Va. to George Taylor and Bertha Mae Branch. She attended St. Francis de Sales in Powhatan, Va. where she was the salutatorian of her class. Upon graduating from high school, she attended Norfolk State College (University). Yolanda dedicated 31 years of her life as a valued instructional assistant to special needs children in Hampton City Public Schools, and was a wonderful friend to her colleagues.
Yolanda was a dedicated member of Bethlehem Christian Church in Suffolk, Va., where she was the president and member of the Unity Choir, the Anointed Believers Born to Praise dancing team, and founder and director of the Bethlehem Tutorial Program where she gave of herself to extend her gift with children to her church community. All who know Yolanda will remember her infectious laugh, warm smile, and her many side-splitting jokes.
Yolanda leaves to celebrate her life her daughters, Davida Harrell-Williams (Jeronn), of Suffolk, Va., and Patrice Harrell-Carter (Corey), of Waldorf, Md., her grandchildren, Brittany, Amir, Taylor, Jeremiah, Haki, and Garrett, her parents, Bertha B. Turner and George Taylor, her Godmother, Mamie White, dedicated confidant and friends, Helivi and Lula Holland, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friends.
The family would like to express special thanks and gratitude to Dr. Kruger and the staff at Virginia Oncology Associates, and the nursing staff in the Sentara Careplex Oncology Department.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday Dec. 31, 2008 at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 125 County St. Suffolk, Va., with Pastor Emanuel Myrick Jr. officiating. Interment will take place at Nansemond Suffolk Cemetery immediately following the service. The family will receive visitors at the home of her mother, 2607 Riddick Drive, Suffolk, and eldest daughter. 1539 Olde Mill Creek Drive, Suffolk.
Services are entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home, 900 East Washington St. Suffolk, VA 23434.

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