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Racine, WI – On July 21, 1969 Yulandy Leatrice Winfrey-Young was born in Chicago, Illinois to Leon and Beatrice Winfrey and from the age of thirteen raised by her stepfather, Billie Johnson. She was blessed with three siblings: Leon JP Winfrey, Korrine Flemming and Lamont Quantez Winfrey.
In 1986 Yulandy graduated from a local high school in Killeen, Texas. After high school she enlisted in the United States Navy stationed in Scotland where she served her country before being discharged a ‘partially disabled veteran’. Eventually relocating to the Chicagoland area Yulandy took college courses in Computer Science and Technology. She worked in manufacturing and office administration for varies companies. In 2009 Yulandy became the first employee of Manna House Adult Family Home and later the Adult Daycare, which was founded by Beatrice and Billie Johnson. With patience and care Yulandy served clients with traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer’s, dementia, and the elderly until her personal health no longer allowed her to serve. To continue the important work once unable to physical help Yulandy sat by her mother’s side advising and supporting as much as she could.
Yulandy was an avid reader of science fiction and romance novels, passing along the love of reading and learning to her children. More than reading Yulandy enjoyed the comfort of being a member of and spending time with her large family of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins in Maywood, Illinois. Yulandy shared her love of family with her own children: Devon born August 21, 1990; Darvel born July 5, 1991; Deverey born July 10, 1996; Dearvoni born May 23, 2000 and Dejavohni born May 21, 2002. Yulandy believed that her greatest achievement was loving and caring for her children.
Yulandy was proceeded in death by grandparents: JP & Thelma Winfrey and Lonnie & Addie Jorden as well as beloved uncles and aunts: Annette and William Lee; Jervis Robinson; Eli Jorden; John Williams; Waiter Jorden; Johnie Lee Wright; Addie Jorden; Mary Jordan; Christine Tucker.
Yulandy was blessed to have been around her children for Mother’s Day and weeks preceding her passing. On Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 5:47 pm shortly after visiting with her children for the last time Yulandy’s heart stopped beating and she passed away.
She is survived by her parents Leon Winfrey & Betrice(Billy) Johnson; her five children: Devon Winfrey, Darvel Winfrey, Deverey Winfrey-Young, Dearvani (DeDe) Winfrey-Young, Dejahvoni (Dejah) Winfrey-Young; three siblings: Leon JP Winfrey (Crystal), Korrine Flemming and Lamont Quantez Winfrey. Five nieces and nephews: Vanessa Winfrey, Christon Sykes-Smith, James Spencer, Quantasia Winfrey and Oliva Flemming. And a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Service information for Yulandy is pending at this time, please visit the website at a later date for information.