In Memoriam



Yvonne S. SixHAMPTON - 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 Authority history.

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 guestbook at

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.

Artie Krum

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