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Doris N. Yancey

November 5, 1934 ~ June 1, 2019 (age 84)


Doris N. Yancey was born November 5, 1934 to Isabel and Frederick Grinnage.  Doris was preceded in death by her sister Thelma I. Bell and her brother Marvin L. Grinnage.

Doris was a quiet, soft spoken individual who was giving and would help anyone in her path.  She was a graduate of Howard High School, Class of 52.  She worked at W.L. Gore Associates for 25 years.   She was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church for many years and served as an Senior Usher and worked with the Food Bank.  She enjoyed reading, theater, ushering, family, and living a Christian life.  Doris also worked as an Assistant Teacher at Heidi’s Academy of the Performing Arts, Inc. where she loved helping children with their school work and strived to make sure they would make good choices for their lives. 

Doris leaves to cherish her life’s memories, 3 sons Arthur (Jessa), Eugene and Dwayne (Tonie); 2 daughters, Rev.  Beryl S. Yancey and Dr. Terry Yancey-Bragg; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; 1 Brother, Frederick (Arlene); 1 Sister-in-law, Peggy Grinnage; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

While there are many special friends who have inspired her, and there are those she may not know by name, Doris would like to acknowledge Peggy Douglas and Jackie Evans; their love, care and support will always be cherished.  To Pastor Lonnie E. Rector, continue to deliver God’s words with uplifting favor and stand firm.

 A Memorial Service will be held at 5:00 PM, Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 1325 Barksdale Road, Newark, DE 19713. 

Her Interment will be 10:00 AM, Monday, June 10, 2019 at Gracelawn Memorial Park.

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Memorial Service
June 6, 2019

5:00 PM
Pilgrim Baptist Church (Barksdale Rd)


Gracelawn Memorial Park
2220 N. DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

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