Mildred A. Yancey

Sunrise: May 31, 1929

Sunset: January 14, 2023

Mildred Alverta Yancey entered into her eternal rest on Jan 14, 2023.  Born on May 31, 1929, in Norfolk, VA.  She was the daughter of the late Gertrude and Edgar Goodman.  Mildred was educated in Norfolk Public School where she obtained her High School diploma.  Mildred retired as a Housekeeper and Nanny for James and Jean Alexander where she provided a  loving service to them and their children.  Mildred was a member of  Shiloh Baptist Church and served as an usher. She was the beloved wife of Nathaniel Yancey Sr. who preceded her in death.  Mildred leaves behind two sisters, Lessie Pender of Norfolk, Virginia and Carrie Goodman of Norfolk,  Virginia.   Two sisters-in-laws, Nanny Ruth Royster and Mary Epps of Oxford, North Carolina, and one brother-in-law Marshall Yancey of Louisville, Kentucky.  Mildred was the mother of 6 children.  A daughter, Linda Diane Daughtery preceded her in death.  Remaining to cherish her memory are three daughters  JoAnne Calton, husband Willie Calton, Patricia Adeniyi, husband Olayinka; Anita Brown, husband William; sons Leon Goodman, wife Maxine, and Nathaniel Yancey Jr., wife Venessa.  Mildred’s legacy includes 7 grandchildren, Kevin Eugene Goodman of Norfolk, Virginia, DeLaine Goodman-Richardson, husband Kelsey of Norfolk, Virginia, Toyin Adeniyi of Columbus, Ohio, Tola Udoh of Newburgh, Indiana, Taiye Adeniyi of Newburgh, Indiana; Kehinde Adeniyi of Newburgh, Indiana, and Olayinka Adeniyi, Jr. wife, Biola of Chicago, Illinois, 5 great grandchildren, Brycen Harper and Braylon Harper of Norfolk, VA;  Addison Udoh and Zara Udoh of Newburgh, Indiana, and Anna Adeniyi of Chicago, Illinois and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Viewing Sunday, January 22, 2023 12 Noon - 4:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Monday, January 23, 2023 11:00am Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church 1057 Kennedy Street Norfolk, VA 23513 Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery 8100 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505

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    Kehinde Adeniyi says

    God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be
    so he put his arms around you and whispered,
    “Come to Me”

    With tearful eyes we watched you
    and saw you pass away
    and although we love you dearly
    we could not make you stay.

    A golden heart stopped beating
    hard working hands at rest.
    God broke our hearts to prove to us
    He only takes the best

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    Xaviera McFarland says

    2 Corinthians 5:8
    “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”

    May the Lord wrap His Loving arms around Mrs. Mildred family and friends.

    She was always a pleasant and sweet Woman, full of kind words.

    Peace and Blessings,
    Xaviera McFarland and Family

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    Karen Lisle says

    My heart and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. Your mom is now an Angel watching over you and guiding you with love.

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    Vernell Gray says

    To The Yancey Family
    May the peace of God comfort you in the time of sorrow.
    From Sisters Vernell & Esther Gray

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    Robert and Vondra Selden says

    Leon, Maxine and Family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Robert and Vondra

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