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Celebrating the life of
Betty Chaplin Yonke
September 26, 1929 - May 04, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 10:00am to 11:00am - Monday, May 08, 2017
  • First Baptist Church of Savannah
  • 223 Bull Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • 912-234-2671
  • Funeral Service
  • 11:00am - Monday, May 08, 2017
  • First Baptist Church of Savannah
  • 223 Bull Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31401

  • 912-234-2671
  • Interment
  • - Monday, May 08, 2017
  • Laurel Grove Cemetery
  • 802 West Anderson Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31415

  • 912-651-6772

May the memories of your loved one and the words found at John 5:28, 29 bring you comfort during your time of grief.

Trotty Family, Atlanta, GA

I really am sorry for your loss. Jehovah is a God of comfort and his word the Bible offers much encouragement from him. (Isaiah 25:8) Yes he will do away with death and all things that distress us! May positive memories fill your heart and mind through this difficult time.

RooseveltG, Savannah, Ga

My deepest sympathy to Betty's family . She was such a dear southern lady, always a smile on her face . She was a true and faithful servant of the Lord. Cherish your memories.

Louise Ferguson, Savannah, Ga. 31405,

Sorry for your lost my condolence goes out your family.Its never easy to deal with a lost, because truthfully death wasn't Gods original purpose for mankind. the bible do talks about a resurrection hope at John 11:25 Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life; I really hope this scripture bring peace , it really help me to deal with my lost that I experienced. There's also more topics at www.Jw.org

Chris Kelly , Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the Yonke Family on your loss. Your loss is shared by so many especially our Lord and Savior Christ. He died so that we might live. John 5:28 ( Do not be amazed at this , for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs (graves) will hear his voice and come out) May fond memories linger in your hearts. Please visit www.jw.org

Henry, Lawrenceville, GA

My sincerest condolences go out to your family, it's never easy losing someone in death. May you take comfort in God's promise found at Revelation 21:4, which says "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This verse brought me peace when I experienced loss, I hope it can do the same for you. May the memories you have give you strength during this difficult time.

Mckenzie, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the Yonke family. At Revelation 21:4 Jehovah promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to the time when we can welcome back our dear loved ones. May Jehovah God be with your family during this difficult time. For more information and encouragement please visit jw.org or visit a local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses.

LG, Savannah, GA

Betty Carolyn Chaplin Yonke was born at her Mother’s & Father’s home on September 26, 1929. She attended Savannah (then Commercial) High School. After graduation, she met George Yonke while he was in Savannah visiting family who lived next door to Betty’s parents’ home. Betty & George were married on June 8, 1947 & lived in Birmingham, AL, for a short period while George was in the Army. They returned to Savannah after George was discharged from the Army, built their home here and raised their only child, Carolyn (now married to Dennis Pierce).

Betty was predeceased by her parents, her husband George Yonke, and her sister & brother-in-law, Helen & Raymond Murcell. She is survived by Carolyn & Dennis Pierce of Tybee Island, a Grand-bird (Bonky), a Grand-dog (Enzo), and her niece Pam Murcell Cullen & her husband Pat Cullen. Betty always said, “You shouldn’t have children or pets if you can’t spoil ‘em rotten!” All those she loved can attest to her ability to accomplish this!

Betty loved to feed the wild birds & squirrels living in her yard. She was an excellent wife, homemaker and Mother. Betty was an avid & quite accomplished seamstress and an excellent cook. She always baked yummy birthday cakes for family members. Fried chicken was one of her specialties! Betty was always busy at something, whether in the kitchen, in the house, in the yard, or doing for others, which earned her the nickname of “Energizer Betty,” from her son-in-law, Dennis. Betty sang in the choir at First Baptist Church in Savannah for most of her adult life and also served as a Deacon there for a several years.

Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 8, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Savannah. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Laurel Grove Cemetery.

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May the memories of your loved one and the words found at John 5:28, 29 bring you comfort during your time of grief.

Trotty Family, Atlanta, GA

I really am sorry for your loss. Jehovah is a God of comfort and his word the Bible offers much encouragement from him. (Isaiah 25:8) Yes he will do away with death and all things that distress us! May positive memories fill your heart and mind through this difficult time.

RooseveltG, Savannah, Ga

My deepest sympathy to Betty's family . She was such a dear southern lady, always a smile on her face . She was a true and faithful servant of the Lord. Cherish your memories.

Louise Ferguson, Savannah, Ga. 31405,

Sorry for your lost my condolence goes out your family.Its never easy to deal with a lost, because truthfully death wasn't Gods original purpose for mankind. the bible do talks about a resurrection hope at John 11:25 Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life; I really hope this scripture bring peace , it really help me to deal with my lost that I experienced. There's also more topics at www.Jw.org

Chris Kelly , Savannah, Ga

My condolences to the Yonke Family on your loss. Your loss is shared by so many especially our Lord and Savior Christ. He died so that we might live. John 5:28 ( Do not be amazed at this , for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs (graves) will hear his voice and come out) May fond memories linger in your hearts. Please visit www.jw.org

Henry, Lawrenceville, GA

My sincerest condolences go out to your family, it's never easy losing someone in death. May you take comfort in God's promise found at Revelation 21:4, which says "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This verse brought me peace when I experienced loss, I hope it can do the same for you. May the memories you have give you strength during this difficult time.

Mckenzie, Savannah, GA

My condolences to the Yonke family. At Revelation 21:4 Jehovah promises to do away with death forever. We look forward to the time when we can welcome back our dear loved ones. May Jehovah God be with your family during this difficult time. For more information and encouragement please visit jw.org or visit a local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses.

LG, Savannah, GA


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