Yvonne (born) Alice Yvonne was the oldest of ten children, born to the late Thomas and Lillie (Sledge) McGee on April 6, 1942 in Elmwood, Mississippi. She departed this life peacefully on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Yvonne was educated in Choctaw County Public School District in Melvin, Alabama.
After graduating from high school in 1959, Yvonne relocated to Albany, New York with her aunt, and uncle Alice (Sledge) and Lenward Campbell, where she planted her roots. Yvonne met and married John T. Cook (deceased) in 1971.
Yvonne was a faithful member of Wilborn Temple Church of God and Christ, until her health declined. Although she was unable to attend church services, she faithfully read her bible and participated in weekly bible study with a friend. Yvonne enjoyed word searches, watching her favorite game shows, tending to her house plants, and vegetable gardening; she was especially proud of her garden last summer, where she grew cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her daughter Andrea Campbell of Albany New York, brother Elder Arthur Christian McGee (Laura) of Gilbertown, Alabama, and sisters Katherine Bonner (Jerry) of Toxey, Alabama, Lillian Omega Philon of Whistler, Alabama, and Myra Coleman Pugh of Albany, New York two granddaughters, Lilliana Haley of New Jersey and Lynné Graves of Baltimore Maryland. She also leaves behind sister in-law Mae Alice Davis, of Albany, New York, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and her extended family at Center for Disability Services.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Alisha Cook; sisters Emma Mickles, Mary Ellen McGee, and Patricia Hill; her twin brothers Tommy, and Bobby McGee; three brother’s in-law Willie Philon, Luther Mickles, and Ruben Pugh.
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