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1631 Church Street
NORFOLK, VA 23504
Phone: 757-622-1085
Fax: 757-624-1508
Glen Yonkers

Glen Bernard Yonkers Sr.

Wednesday, February 6th, 1952 - Friday, March 1st, 2019
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On Friday March 1 ,2019, Glen B. Yonkers, went home to be with the Heavenly Father at age 67. Glen was born on February 6, 1952 in Portsmouth , VA. Glen attended Portsmouth public schools and graduated from I.C Norcom High School in 1970. He went on to further his education attending Norfolk State College, majoring in music. During the draft for the Vietnam War, he decided he wanted to do more and serve his country. In 1971, he enlisted in the US Marine Corp. He went on to work at Ford Motor Company and retired after 30 years of service.

At an early age, he was baptized at New Bethel Baptist Church. He later followed his roots and joined Fourth Baptist Church where he was a a dedicated member of the combined choirs and male chorus until his health declined.

Glen had a deep love for sports and music. He loved to attend Norfolk State Football games with friends and family and looked forward to performances from the Spartan Legion Band. He was also an jazz lover and a collector of smooth jazz albums. His love poured into others as he is responsible for introducing several of his friends and family to jazz. He was known for staying up all night to create Christmas Jazz cassette tapes for his loved ones. He enjoyed playing in the Senior Softball league for Ford Motor Company. Glen was a dedicated Redskins and Yankees fan and a collector of their memorabilia. He was also apart of the Southeastern District Football Association were he refereed for local high school football games for over 10 yrs.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents William and Beatrice Butler, guardians Joseph and Mariah Bridget, and sisters Marta Butler and Marcella Butler. Glen is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Adrianna Yonkers, two sons, Glen Yonkers of Washington, DC (Stacey), Shawn Yonkers of Detroit, MI (Kisha), three daughters Tammy Pointe of Jacksonville, NC (Jamal) Brittany Tonsall of Norfolk, Va and Lakeisha Harrod of Virginia Beach, two sisters, Karen Yonkers of Portsmouth,Va , Sharon Yonkers of San Diego . Ca, and one brother William Butler (Monita) of Fort Worth, TX. He leaves behind 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, one Aunt two Uncles , and a host of nieces , nephews, cousins and friends.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 7th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Thursday, March 7th, 2019 1:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Graves Funeral Home
    Address
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, March 7th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, March 7th, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Graves Funeral Home
    Address
    1631 Church St.
    Norfolk, VA 23504
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  • Service

    Friday, March 8th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Friday, March 8th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Fourth Baptist Church
    Address
    726 South St
    Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
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  • Interment

    Location
    Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
    Address
    5310 Milner's road
    Suffolk, VA 23434
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Debbie Daniels

Posted at 11:28am
Karen, so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. I am praying for you and your family.
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veryl hines

Posted at 09:39pm
Praying for God's grace and mercy to shield the family during this time of need. Rest assure Glen is in good hands and resting with his Heavenly Father. Rest in Peace my fellow classmate Veryl Stanley Hines North Little Rock, Arkansas
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Joseph R. Turner

Posted at 05:12pm
Sorry to hear about my fallen comrade Glen, It just so happen Glen & i we were station at York Town Naval Weapon Station 1973. how in learn about his illness i met his twin sister in Virginia Beach. Hope & pray for the family fir your strenght during hard time. In closing Semper Fi my Brother...............................From your Brother Sgt.Joseph Turner U.S.Marine Corps
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Kappa Psi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi

Posted at 09:41am
Bro. Yonkers Jr., Kappa Psi Chapter sends our warmest condolences. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Vada M. Cuffee

Posted at 06:41am
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Adrianna, Brittany, Karen and the rest of his family. Glen was a fun loving man that loved life. I have so many special memories of Glen. I thank God my husband (Ray) and Glen had a very special relationship and genuinely loved each other. The "Music" man, he loved music, he loved to party, he loved playing chess, he loved bike riding, he loved people and having a good time. When I think of him, I think of "good times" and lot of laughs. His memory will forever be enshrined in our hearts and minds. God bless you family and may God grant you the peace and solitude you deserve during this very difficult time. We are here for you if you need anything‚̧
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