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Mrs. Roxie Lee Williams Yarborough

March 12, 1938 ~ October 3, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Mrs. Roxie Lee Williams Yarborough Obituary

Mrs. Roxie Lee Williams Yarborough, age 85, formerly of Raleigh, departed this life on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at Myrtle Beach Grove, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Funeral, 3 PM, Sunday, October 15, 2023, at Grace AME Zion Church, 1401 Boyer Street, Raleigh.  The Rev. Nathaniel Cox, Pastor.  Pastor Vernell Leach of The Kingdom Ministries of Raleigh, Officiating.  Visitation, 2:30 PM to 3 PM, prior to the service.  Public viewing, 12 Noon to 8 PM, Saturday, October 14, 2023

She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Lina Williams, brothers, Earnest and Sylvester Williams, beloved son, Michael A. Yarborough and former spouses, James Yarborough and Crosby Chapple.  

Survivors; children, Cheryl D. Nicholson (Evins Nicholson Sr.), James Yarborough, Pamela L. Smith (Mark Smith), and Cynthia Yarborough; an aunt, Louise Wiggins; sister-in-law, Delores Williams; 10 grandchildren; Tanisha Smith, Mark Smith, Melissa Smith (LaKevin), Evins Nicholson Jr. (Latoya), LiShanda Yarborough, Jenise Yarborough, James Yarborough Jr., Landon Gonsalves, Patrice Smith, and Cherise McNeil (Tristan); 9 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

“To all in attendance, it’s so gratifying that we have a fantastic, supportive, and caring family and friends alike. Knowing that we’re loved is so comforting.

Please join us for an intimate remembrance of our cherished Mother. Following the 3 p.m. funeral service at Powell Drive Park, 749 Powell Dr., Raleigh, NC 27606.

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Public Viewing
October 14, 2023

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Steven L Lyons Funeral Home
1515 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610

October 15, 2023

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Grace AME Zion Church
1401 Boyer Street
Raleigh, NC 27610

Funeral Service
October 15, 2023

3:00 PM
Grace AME Zion Church
1401 Boyer Street
Raleigh, NC 27610


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