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Goldie M. Yorke

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On August 4, 2021 @ 12:04 pm In Obituaries | 10 Comments

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On December 22, 1938 Goldie Marie Yorke was born to Robert and Elsie Benson in Lancaster, PA.  She transitioned to eternal rest on August 1, 2021.  She was the oldest of her siblings, Fayetta Boyer, Robert “Bud” Benson (deceased) and Barbara Williams Brown (deceased).  Goldie was affectionately known as “Snookie” to her family and friends.

Goldie attended McCaskey High School in Lancaster, PA and after graduating she attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD where she met her husband Robert Yorke.  They were married in 1959 and after moving to different states due to army assignments, the family settled in New York City in 1968.  Goldie later went on to obtain her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at City College in New York City.  Goldie thoroughly enjoyed teaching children and touched many lives at U.F.B.C.O. Day Care Center where she worked for over 10 years until her retirement.  Goldie was also an ardent gardener, painter, and all around creative artist.  Having a few of her pieces displayed at a local gallery was one of her greatest joys and accomplishments.

Goldie leaves to cherish her memories her children Troye Marie Yorke, Mark Anthony Yorke, and Rachael Yorke-Comer.  She also leaves behind her grandchildren Morrissa Yorke, Ashina Yorke, Saida Yorke, Rashidi Yorke and Avani Comer as well as great-grand children Madison Yorke and Eliam Rodriguez Yorke.  Son-Law Roy Comer, Jr., nieces Anna “Cookie” Williams-Plowden and Michelle Boyer.  Nephews David Williams, Shaki Wilson, William Boyer Jr., Damion Wilson, Christopher Boyer and a host of additional family and friends.

Visitation is scheduled on Monday, August 9, 2021 from 9:00 AM until the service at 11:00 AM at DeBord Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory 141 E. Orange St. Lancaster PA 17602. Burial at Mellingers Mennonite Cemetery will follow the service.  To view the service virtually, please click the following link:  https://my.gather.app/remember/goldie-yorke


Condolences for the family of “Goldie M. Yorke”

Condolence from Shinette McRae on August 4th, 2021 2:45 pm

Dear Rachael & Roy: We would like to express our sincere condolences to you both and your family in the loss of your beloved mother. We are here for you in your time of need.

Condolence from Darlene Spencer on August 5th, 2021 8:01 pm

My deepest condolences to your family. Ms. Goldie was an important part of our U.F.B.C.O. staff for over 10 years. She was my God son’s favorite teacher. She now rests with our Ancestors in peaceful eternity. Darlene Spencer and Odie Randolph

Condolence from Mary & Tracey Lee on August 8th, 2021 1:37 pm

Dear Rachael, Roy & the Yorke-Comer family,

My Mom & I extend our deepest condolences to all of you & will pray for peace, & comfort in your time of grief. May Ms. Goldie rest easy, in the loving hands of our Lord & Savior.

Mary & Tracey Lee

Condolence from Deborah Benson Everett, North Andover, MA on August 8th, 2021 2:24 pm

Dear Family of Goldie M. Yorke (Benson),

In reading the notice about Goldie’s death, I just had to write to her Family. Goldie and I had the same last name of “Benson.” As students at J.P. McCaskey High School in Lancaster, we were seated alphabetically in the same homeroom for three years–naturally we got to know one another fairly well! Goldie was a quiet, but very warm person, and I highly valued our friendship. Many years later, while waiting in Lancaster at the train station and headed to NYC, a woman approached and asked if I was Debbie Benson–it was Goldie! We agreed to sit together and had the best visit ever–a non-stop chat the entire three hours! She told me about her family, her work at a pre-school and her almost completed college degree! We shared many similarities in terms of three children and teaching. What a valuable friendship, reconnecting after so many years had passed.

I send my deepest sympathy and will keep Goldie and her Family in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

Most sincerely,

Condolence from Arlean Worthy on August 9th, 2021 10:09 am

Rachael and Family:

I continue to keep you in my prayers during this difficult time. May your beautiful mother rest in peace.

Love,
Arlean

Condolence from Danae Yorke-Wheatley on August 9th, 2021 11:43 am

My sincerest condolences to My Family!! Although I am thousands of miles away, I am here when you need me!! Rachael…I love you so very much and I know how difficult this is for you. Please know that God will carry you through this, as He has sooooo many other times! You and I will have several moments to reminisce and laugh and cry and process for days to come. Aunt Snookie and Mom are having a blast already in Heaven….

Love you Cousin,
Danae Yorke-Wheatley

Condolence from Georgia Hicks Brown on August 9th, 2021 11:52 am

Rachael and Family,please accept my deepest sympathy as you say good bye too you mother. It is true that this will sting for a while, but healing will take place. May your mom rest in His arms .

Condolence from Denise Moyler on August 9th, 2021 11:55 am

My deepest condolences to The family love the Moyler family we are family,rest well Mrs .Yorke .

Condolence from Kim M. Grimes on August 9th, 2021 12:18 pm

My dear sister Rachael. I thank God for the person your mom raised you to be, kind, tenderhearted and sweet. I thank God for giving you such a wonderful mother. I love you very much and can’t wait to see you soon!

Love Always Kim Gibbons-Grimes

Condolence from Phyllis Hathaway-Rhodes on August 9th, 2021 12:36 pm

Dear Rachael, I am so sorry that I could not be there in person with you but know that I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. I pray that God grants you, and your family comfort and peace during your time of sorrow.

I love you, and I hope to see you soon. Phyllis

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