December 21, 1965 – January 29, 2019
Yvette Marlene King, of Yonkers NY departed this earth on January 29th, 2019. She was born to the late Sandra J. King and James L. King Jr.
Yvette attended Yonkers public schools, graduating from Gorton high school in 1982. After high school Yvette worked a few odd jobs before concentrating on a career in book keeping and tax preparation. After experiencing some health challenges – she redirected her energy towards child care. What began as something to do while helping a few friends and family members out – ultimately grew into a business spanning over twenty plus years. Yvette, a teacher at heart who truly loved and enjoyed children, created the perfect space and setting for all left in her charge.
A woman of many gifts and talents - Yvette was also an artist, writer, avid reader and lover of music and collector of dolls. While we tend to think of art in the traditional sense - Yvette could take a work of visual art – and based on the energy it gave off – she would remix it. She did this by adding words of inspiration, thoughts and or poetry – basically whatever moved her in the moment. The end result was always better than the original as demonstrated by the pieces she often shared with her friends and followers on Social Media.
To sum it up Yvette who also loved music - was like the “Diddy” of visual art and the spoken word!
She also had an eye and a love for design. A stickler for details – Yvette was all about creating a memorable experience – so no space or event would go untouched by her creative energy. She had the ability to elevate the energy and vibe in any room - with her presence and the addition of just the right things, the placement of a painting, a candle for ambiance or to highlight the moment.
Yvette loved family gatherings and entertaining. She would bring the simplest things together in just the right way to create an experience whenever you entered her space. It was a subtle yet very real gift and talent that she had. You would suddenly become so relaxed or even a bit sleepy - but you didn't know why. That was Yvette - she wanted everyone in her company to feel Loved, embraced and most important, at Home.
A true 60's baby - Yvette was in her element as a Tenant organizer. Whenever management dropped the ball - she answered the call, dedicating hours of her personal time to her community. Her ability to organize, problem solve and mediate helped build a foundation for the tenants of Waterview that continues “to this day”!
Predeceased by her parents and her younger brother James, Yvette leaves to celebrate her life; a niece Bria King of Macon, Georgia, Godson Kenneth (J.R.) Sessoms Aunts; Brenda, Annette, Armeila (Arthur), Lillie, Susan (Robert) Ola, & Nikita. Uncle's; Stephen (Wanda), Ronald (Betty), Clyde, Henry. Cousins; Brian(Michelle), Ladell (Palesia) & Brenda Fields, Akim (Anthony) Campbell, Frankie Moore and a host of cousins and friends.
Visiting hours will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Monday February 4th from 10am to 12pm with a funeral service at 12pm. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Ave. Yonkers, N.Y. 10703 (914)965-5488 www.whalenandballfh.com
- Visitation Monday, February 4, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, February 4, 2019
- Interment Monday, February 4, 2019
February 1, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Family on the lost of your dear loved one may you draw comfort from God's Love and from the Love and Support of Family and Friends to give you strength and peace during your time of sorrow
January 30, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about Yvette. I had the pleasure of getting to know her over the past year and will always cherish the time I spent with her. Her inquisitive mind, intellect, and sense of humor is what I will miss most of all. My condolences to her family and friends. May she Rest In Peace.