YVONNE S. SIX
- Yvonne Six of Hampton, Va., passed away peacefully on
June 9, 2010, after courageously battling chronic
illness. Yvonne fought as she lived her life, with
dignity and determination. Yvonne was born June
29, 1937, in New York, N.Y., to the late Julia Hastings
and Charles Satterfield.
She attended Catholic school and
then earned her degree in Aviation Management at Adelphi
University in New York. Yvonne began her distinguished
31-year career working for the Port Authority of New
York and New Jersey, as one of the first female toll
booth collectors at the Lincoln tunnel. Yvonne's career
continued its meteoric rise with her appointment to the
position 9/9 supervisor. She holds the distinction of
being the first black female to hold that position as
well as the highest ranking female supervisor in Port
She was preceded in death by her
sister, Connie Brown; and two very close cousins,
Fredonia Stapleton and Yolanda Drayton.
Yvonne will be forever remembered by her loving son,
David Six and wife, Angela; daughter, Dorinda Henderson;
brother, Alvin Satterfield and wife, Geraldine;
grandson, Kyle Six; granddaughters, Keisha
McCormick-Sanford, Mia McCormick, Joycelyn Davis;
great-grandchildren, Tyler Frazier and Cheniya Sanford;
sisters-in-law, Hallie Allen and Bessie Black; nieces,
nephews, cousins and countless other family and friends
who were blessed to know her.
Yvonne was known for her quick
wit, her dedication to youth, church, Hampton High
School basketball and later Hampton University. Yvonne
or "Mama Six," as she was known to many young basketball
players, could be found on the sideline with her rosary
in hand when her team was struggling. There were many
times that her Hail Mary's lifted her team to victory.
The family would like to thank Kim
Smith and Derek Bacote, for the unconditional love and
support you showed our mother.
Family and friends are invited to a viewing one hour
prior to the funeral Mass. Funeral Mass will be at 1
p.m. June 12, 2010, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic
Church, 230 33rd Street, Newport News, VA 23607.
Interment will take place in Forrest Green Cemetery in
New Jersey. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements. View and post condolences on our online
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Published in Daily Press from June 11 to June 12, 2010
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The viewing and memorial
service time for Yvonne Six at the Gilmore Funeral
Home at 191-02 Linden Blvd., in St. Albans, Queens,
NY is now scheduled for Wednesday, June 16th Viewing
at 10 a.m. and Service at 11 a.m. Following this
service, burial will be in Forrest Green Cemetery in
New Jersey. This is the latest information
from the funeral home as of Tuesday, June 15th at
12:30 p.m. There will be no viewing Tuesday.