Yvette A. Lewis
March 25, 1955 – July 15, 2019
Yvette A. Lewis passed away surrounded by family on July 15, 2019.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Mary Deyo; and a brother Ralphie Deyo. Survivors include her daughter, Syrita Lewis; two grandsons Terrence and Noah Coleman; brother, Gregory Deyo; two sisters, Susan Deyo and Beverly Adams; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Yvette loved working on Wall Street and dressing to the nines with colors and designs. She enjoyed grilling and making her famous potato salad. Yvette also enjoyed shopping and always spoke her mind. She really enjoyed that “sweet Virginia air.”
A funeral service will be held at 3pm Friday, July 26 at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Yvette will be truly missed and always be loved.
I will miss you YVETTE hope your travel home is sweet and easy may you show everyony how to dress.. I enjoy our time together the good and the bad. No one will ever make your potatoe salad I tried but no good. You made feel good even when we did not see I to I .Please know I love you very much.
My best friend, There will never be another person like you ever. You were a woman with style, finesse, sassiness, and humor. I will miss all of our shopping trips and food trips, the Kwanza parties. I never had a better partner to play Taboo with. The world will never be the same without you in it. I will miss the holiday phone calls about collard greens and potato salad. I miss you, boy do I miss you. I know you are at peace, rest on my friend, I will see in the hands of our heavenly father one day.
You will be sorely missed Yvette, As I used to call you affectionately, Ms. Hollywood. We grew up together, played as children in the school band, shared many childhood memories. We sat in the park as very young mothers. You had your little girl Syrita in one stroller and I had my baby boy, Jimi in another stroller, sharing Mommy stories. As we entered our golden years, doting on our grandbabies and both retiring in Richmond, far away from our N.Y. neighborhood. My beliefs and your precious Mom, Ms. Mary’s beliefs is that we would all be united again just as Jehovah promised. I know, my dear friend, that you will be back and be reunited with your Mom, Dad, Ralphie, my dear Dad and my brother Robert. Love you always
Aunt Yvette, So many years I wished I could have been able to you see again and for you to meet one of your great nephews. Every thought I have of you are filled with laughs, love, and just fabulousness.. that’s the way I’ve always felt about you.. you were one of my favorite people growing up and I couldn’t wait to grow up to be just like you. Until we meet again please know that I love you and always have..Sleep well Aunty ❤️
Ms. Yvette, Thank you for always treating us like family and being one of the greatest best friends to my mom ever. You’re personality and smile was one of a kind. I will truly miss you and I’m so sad that I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye. I love you and I will miss you forever and a day.
Although i am best friends with her daughter Syrita, Ms. Yvette Lewis was also a best friend to me too. I enjoyed our talks together. She was a free spirit and classy lady. I adored her so much and i will miss her so wholeheartedly. My heartaches knowing that when each birthday, tax season, holiday or just to say hi i won’t be able to hear that laugh or sweet voice like i used to. However, i know deep in my heart her spirit lives within me and those she touch forever. Rest in heavenly peace my sweet angel in we meet again someday. I love and miss you Ms. Lewis. I will do my best to comfort my girl Syrita it will be hard but with god’s help all things are possible in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Ms. Yvette… I will miss her forever. I will always remember the goods times we had. Ms. Yvette, her fashionable style was on point all the time. My heart is so saddened.😪 Heaven just became a little more colorful. SLEEP IN PEACE BEAUTIFUL
Yvette was like my sister. We became friends back in 1996. From the first time we met, we became instant friends! Yvette was a very diverse woman! She was the warmest, sweetest person, as well as downright irritating at times!!!
We had so many happy times. Shopping, eating, getting our nails done. And, sometimes just sitting and gabbing. Exchanging secrets and hopes.
I know she is in a better place. I hope her travel home was easy. Heaven now has the sharpest dressed woman, with the warmest heart!
This was Yvette and myself…A strong friendship doesn’t need daily conversation, doesn’t always need togetherness. As long as the relationship lives in the heart, true friends will never part….Hopefully we will see each other again one day!!