OBITUARY

Sarah "Kay" Griffin Eckley

June 8, 1959April 4, 2021
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Sarah G. Eckley "Kay", went to heaven on April 4, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She is predeceased by her mother, Shirley Elliott; father, Cyril Griffin; sisters, Patricia and Louise; brother, Malvern and beloved son, Ralph Dean Yahne, Jr. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Tom; loving daughter, Cheryl Felton and her husband, Brian and the light of her life-her grandchildren, Kyle, Jake, Haylee, Cameron and Reagan. Kay was a friend to everyone she met and would give anything to help anyone. She had a contagious laugh and always loved good times. There will be a viewing and visitation at Woodlawn Funeral Home at 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502 on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 4-7pm. Please visit www.WoodlawnNorfolk.com to leave a message of condolence for the family.

  • FAMILY

  • Tom, Husband
  • Cheryl Felton and her husband, Brian, Daughter
  • Kyle, Grandchild
  • Jake, Grandchild
  • Haylee, Grandchild
  • Cameron, Grandchild
  • Reagan, Grandchild
  • Ralph Dean Yahne, Jr., Son (deceased)
  • Shirley Elliott, Mother (deceased)
  • Cyril Griffin, Father (deceased)
  • Patricia, Sister (deceased)
  • Louise, Sister (deceased)
  • Malvern, Brother (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

Memories

Sarah "Kay" Griffin Eckley

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john harrington

April 15, 2021

WILL MISS YOU KAY.

Tom Mullen

April 10, 2021

Tom

To you and Kays' family and friends I send my sincere condolences and am deeply saddened by the loss of a dear friend. Kay was like a female "Will Rogers" in that she "never met a stranger". She was a loyal and hard worker, a great cook, and has provided me with great memories. The fact that she fought a courageous battle with her illness while keeping in good spirts, and with such dignity is no surprise to me. This was the true Kay.

Kay I will miss you deeply. May God bless you. Rest in peace my friend.

Sincerely,
Tom Mullen

Melissa Aiello

April 10, 2021

Kay was a pure angel. I will surely miss the late night conversations we had whenever I visited. I am forever grateful for the impact she made in my dad’s life. Because of her he is now a better man. Kay will be in my heart forever

Heather Desormeaux

April 8, 2021

My heart broke the day you went home. To think of all the wonderful memories you gave me, I will always cherish! I will miss our conversations and visits so very much! You taught me by your example how to be a better mother, grandmother, friend and person in general. I will not ever forget your friendship, loyalty, your effortless dedication, huge heart, your big bright smile, and your infectious laughter! In the short 12 years I have known you, you changed my life in many ways. Thank you for everything you are, I will miss you forever my girl! However I am grateful you are no longer in pain and you are fliying high with the wings you so deserve!!

Love you forever Kay!!

Robert Moreland

April 8, 2021

Tom,

Both Patty and I are very sorry to hear this news. Kay was a wonderful girl, and a great friend to many folks, including us. We'll be there next Thursday to see you. If you need anything at all, big or small, please let me know, and I'll make sure it happens. Until then, we'll keep you in our prayers.

Patty and Robert

Carolyn Mustgrave

April 7, 2021

God needed an angel and he chose the most special person I’ve ever known. Kaye I always felt like I had two daughters . You and Vicki were so close you would complete each other’s sentencesI will carry you in my heart forever

cherylsfrogs44@ymail.com Henderson

April 7, 2021

Ms. Kay you will be dearly missed. I will rest in knowing that you are no longer suffering. You fought a hard battle but you are an angel above. My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends

Vicki King

April 7, 2021

My Dearest Kay,
To put into words what you meant to me is so hard because you were everything. My friend, my confidant and the sister I chose. You were my family and made me part of yours. If there were any occasion, my daughter's would ask, where is Aunt Kay . You were beautiful inside and out. I love you with all my heart and you will forever be missed ❤

Rochelle Williams

April 6, 2021

Oh Kay i don't know where to begin ... In the beginning i was the new girl and yes sometimes we bumped heads but we always ended up ok ... I learned alot from you esp how to make the best damn deviled eggs ever .... Thank you for that ... You were always kind to me and my kids and that's what made Aaron feel like it was ok to call you mama Kay ... We will miss coming by your house and having a quick chat. ... Fly high .... I know you'll be watching over all of us ... Give all the hugs and love to all that have went before you ... We miss them all ... Until we meet again ... Love and hugs ....💝💝💝💝💝

Princess Hepner

April 6, 2021

Kay, you were the one person that was able to get my brother on track for that I will be forever thankful. You were amazing person and truly will be missed. We love you and are hearts are broken but truly know you fought the fight and did it your way.

Love Princess & Bob and the boys ❤️💜❤️💜😘

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Biography

Sarah G. Eckley "Kay", went to heaven on April 4, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She is predeceased by her mother, Shirley Elliott; father, Cyril Griffin; sisters, Patricia and Louise; brother, Malvern and beloved son, Ralph Dean Yahne, Jr.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Tom; loving daughter, Cheryl Felton and her husband, Brian and the light of her life-her grandchildren, Kyle, Jake, Haylee, Cameron and Reagan.
Kay was a friend to everyone she met and would give anything to help anyone. She had a contagious laugh and always loved good times.
There will be a viewing and visitation at Woodlawn Funeral Home at 6329 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502 on Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 4-7pm. Please visit www.WoodlawnNorfolk.com to leave a message of condolence for the family.