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Younde B. Hinton


Sunrise: November 15, 1952

Sunset: September 22, 2021

On the evening of September 22, 2021, God, in his infinite wisdom and divine love, called from our midst his faithful daughter, Younde Bynum Hinton.

Younde was born on November 15, 1952, in Portsmouth, VA. She was the daughter of the late Ephriam Bynum and Mamie L. Sherron. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Hill Hinton, sister, Yvonne Bynum-Scott, and brother, Althaniel (Bumpy) White.

Younde grew up in Mount Hermon and Cavalier Manor. She loved the Lord. Her spiritual journey began as a child at Mount Nebo. As an adult, she was a member of Mount Hermon Baptist Temple, pastored by Dr. Waters, where she was on the youth advisory board, women’s ministry, and a bible school teacher. She continued to grow in Christ as a partner at Mount Lebanon Missionary Baptist Church (The Mount) under Bishop Kim Brown.

She started her educational journey at Mount Hermon Baptist Temple Kindergarten. She continued to matriculate in Portsmouth Public Schools. She attended I.C. Norcom H.S. as a freshman and sophomore (67-69), and was bused to the integrated Woodrow Wilson H.S. during her junior and senior years (69-71). She received the honor of graduating as the class salutatorian (1971).

Younde received an offer of a full scholarship to the then Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary (ODU). She declined that offer, however, to marry the love of her life, Donald. Shortly after they were married, they left for Germany with their first bundle of joy, Shannold. Another girl and one boy were added to their union, Tiffany and Brian. Younde later earned an associate’s degree in bookkeeping and accounting. She also earned a certification as a telemetry technician. She retired from Sentara Princess Anne Hospital in 2015 as a lead telemetry technician.

Younde loved and raised her three children, making sure that every opportunity was afforded to them. She gave her children the gift of introducing them to Christ at an early age, and she made sure that each of them attended and graduated from college. Younde was intelligent, she possessed a quiet strength, and was a most loving and caring spirit. Younde is best described as a “giver.” She gave of her finances to those in need, gave of her time to causes important to her, offered a listening ear, and offered sound advice. She had a heart of gold.

Affectionately known as “Gran” and “Gi Gi,” Younde was most proud to be a grandmother. Her grandchildren meant the world to her. She made it a priority to spend as much quality time with them as she possibly could. She loved them deeply, and her legacy of love will live on through them.

Younde absolutely loved to travel and shop for hours, she loved gardening and landscaping, she was Ms. HGTV and Do It Yourself; she knew how to fix just about anything, was a daily news watcher, avid reader, and advocate about the importance of voting in local, state, and national elections. What a life she lived!

Left to cherish her memory are a son-in-love and daughter, Patrick and Shannold O’Neal of Chesapeake; son-in-love and daughter, Dr. Patrick and Tiffany Carriere of Baton Rouge; son and daughter-in-love, Brian and Maria Hinton of Tampa; her grandchildren, Kimberly Stoll, Patrick (Zion) O’Neal, Mark (Zameir) O’Neal, Brian Hinton Jr., and Jordin Hinton; brother-in-love and sister, James and Ruth Staton of Chesapeake, brother Ephriam Bynum Jr. of Chesapeake, and sister Shelia Gayle of Norfolk; special niece, Trina Happer (George) of Chesapeake; god sister Marjorie Purvis (James) of Chesapeake; best friend and sister Lynnell Spruill; aunts, Helene Jones and Dean Chandler, both of Chesapeake; sisters-in-love Diane H. Walker (Dr. Herman) of Dayton and Paige H. Mason (David) of Skillman, brothers-in-love Ronald Hinton of Dayton and Herman Hinton (Yolanda) of Chesapeake. She also leaves to remember her a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

Viewing Friday, October 1, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Family Receiving Friends Friday, October 1, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 23701 Graveside Service Saturday, October 2, 2021 11:00am Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 Fellowship/Repast Chesapeake City Park Section C 900 City Park Drive Chesapeake VA 23320 *Masks Required*

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    Andrea Giddens-Bolden says

    Soror Hilton was classy and bold with a purpose. She invited me to my first Diner En Blanc. Rest in Power for you are now with the ancestors.

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    PJHinton says

    RIP, Younde B. Hinton.❤

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    Michelle Dawson says

    Sending all my love to the family! Ms. Hinton was always like a 2nd mom to me and she will forever be in my heart. I have so many fond memories from my childhood to being an adult of laughing with Ms. Hinton. Gone but never forgotten. I won’t be able to attend the services due to a prior engagement but know that my heart is with each of you Shannold, Tiffany and Brian! Hugs to you family! I love you! Michelle Dawson “Shug”

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    Rosalind Walters says

    Thoughts and prayers for the family. Younde was such a beautiful and classy lady. I will remember her smile. You will be missed.

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    Darryl Choate says

    Condolences to the family.
    RIH Younde.

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    Keith Q Bailey says

    When you were in the presence of Younde, you were with someone that was down to earth, authentic and had classy elegance that could not be missed. I was honored to know her. She has now received the ultimate gift that no one on earth can give, “the gift of eternal life.” All those who knew her and loved her will miss her. Farewell dear Younde, though we will never see you on earth anymore, we plan to meet you on the other shore.

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    Lynnell Spruill says

    How do you say goodbye to someone when you have been friends for over 64 years. My heart is broken. Will see you on the other side, because OUR SOULS ARE ANCHORED IN THE LORD🌹🌹🌹

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    WWHS Reunion Commitee Class of 1971 says

    The Woodrow Wilson High School class of 1971would like to express our sympathy to the family for your loss and the loss of our classmate. Our 50th class reunion would be this year but due to COVID our reunion has been postponed until a safer time. When we are able to gather, Younde will be honored and remembered.

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    Sandy Brandon Hutchinson says

    While I do not grieve like those without hope, I am grieving. Younde was a dear friend during our trying times of being bused in the first class to truly integrate Woodrow Wilson High School in 1971. She was brilliant, classy, and a DIVA long before the word had meaning. She defined it.. She was it’s personification. From Debutantes, to cheering me on as Commencement Speaker, she was kind, encouraging, funny, and a friend to everyone. I am in shock. When we all get to Heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be.

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    Lamont Simmons says

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends, colleagues and neighbors on the passing of the beloved Youl

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    Reginald Clemons says

    My condolences to the family

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