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Yolanda Olivia Brown

September 30, 1992 — December 4, 2019

Yolanda Olivia Brown (Yo Yo) was born September 30, 1992, at Ouachita Medical Center in Camden, AR to proud parents Raquel Angela Marlow and Charles David Brown. She was baptized at a young age at Gospel Light Baptist Church in Hot Springs, AR and was an active member of the Sunday School class.   Yolanda was a 2010 graduate of Hot Springs High School in Hot Springs, AR. She later furthered her education and graduated from Everette’s College Medical Administration Assistance Program in Atlanta, Georgia. She was an active member and volunteer with The MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association). In 2009 she made several appearances on Fox 16 News with anchor Donna Terrell. She worked with other charities including the Salvation Army; she loved being a bell ringer during the holiday season!    Yolanda worked at Easter Seals while living in Little Rock, AR and enjoyed making new friends and colleagues. From second grade to her senior year in high school, Yolanda attended summer camp at Camp Aldersgate. Camp Aldersgate provides a fun environment for children with Muscular Dystrophy; Yolanda truly enjoyed the opportunity to be a part of such a great program.    She enjoyed the simple pleasures in life such as hanging with her Mom, shopping, going out to eat, and watching her favorite television programs. She loved all of Tyler Perry’s programs as well as Lifetime Movies. Yolanda was very outspoken and by all accounts, she was a fashionista. She loved wearing Baby Phat clothes, anything pink, and getting her hair done in the latest styles.   On December 4th, 2019 Yolanda departed this life at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. She was preceded in death by her grandmother Fannie Marlow (2004).   “When I Must Leave You”   To my family and friends, I’ve left behind, please don’t shed wild tears, for in your heart I’ll always be here. When you miss me think of the memories we have made and the laughter we have shared. If you want to make me happy, please accept Christ in your heart so that one day we will meet again. I leave my love for my parents and family.   Yolanda is survived by her parents Raquel Marlow Haywood of Atlanta, GA and Charles Brown of Denver, CO. Sisters Mikayla Poteet, Nacogdoches, TX; Makayla Brown, Commerce City, CO; Brothers Nigel Brown of Hot Springs, AR; Charleston Brown, Greeley, CO; Extended Sister Kimberly Lacy, Magnolia, AR; Extended Brothers Lonnie Lacy, Marion, AR; and Mark Williams, Arkadelphia, AR; and a nephew Elijah Sasser (Brown). Grandparents, Jimmy (Mattie) Marlow and Joyce Brown of Gurdon, AR; Calving (Tammy) Brown of Denver, CO. Aunts Rosalind (Antwan) Bankston of Jacksonville, AR; Annie Brown and Tammy (Brandon) Ingram of Gurdon, AR; Uncles Calvin Brown, Wade Brown, Khiry Hart, and Oscar Willingham of Gurdon, AR; Chris Brown of Denver, CO. Her “Pops” Elijah Dawson, Jr, and her Stepdads Donald Ray Green and Clifton L. Haywood; Special Friend Reginald Anderson; Best Friends Ciarra Hopkins and Alyssa Nutt; Personal Assistant/Aide Alicia Hatchett; a host of extended uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.       And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10   Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heaven burdens, and I will give you rest”. Matthew 11:28   Rest in peace and love my dear sister! Kimberly Lacy                
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Saturday, December 14, 2019

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