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Phyllis Victoria Yancey

SoVaNow.com / March 18, 2014


Phyllis Victoria Yancey, 72, of Buffalo Junction, entered eternal rest Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Halifax Regional Hospital.

Mrs. Yancey was born in Red Oak, on Nov. 2, 1941 to the late Callie Mae and William (Taft) Haskins. She attended the schools of Mecklenburg County, later she moved to Newark, N.J., where she resided for 25 years. Upon returning to Virginia, she opened and operated The Blue Collar Café in Clarksville. Mrs. Yancey was a member of St. Mark Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Edward Yancey and a son, Russell Edward Yancey.

Cherishing her memories are one son, Rodney Eric Yancey (Senora) of Buffalo Junction, one daughter, Marian A. Yancey of Buffalo Junction, eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Henry Haskins (Portia) of Annandale, and William Haskins Jr. of Arlington, one sister, Priscilla Haskins of Falls Church, one brother-in-law, James Grafton Yancey; and a vast number of other loving relatives and caring friends.

A funeral was held Sunday, March 9, at St. Mark Baptist Church, Buffalo Junction, with Rev. James W. Lester, officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Public viewing for family and friends was held on Saturday, March 8.

Arrangements are by C. H. Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.harrisfhc.com.

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