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OBITUARY - John Leland Yancey

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OBITUARY - John Leland Yancey

Posted: 1299451683000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Yancey
From the Allen Funeral Home:

Mr. John Leland Yancey, 77, native of Burton, SC, departed this life on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at Saint Joseph Candler Memorial Hosptial in Savannah, GA. John was the son of the late Ethel and William Yancey of Chicago, Illinois Funeral arrangements by Allen Funeral Home of Lobeco call 843-525-0800

Open visitation will be held Monday, January 17, 2011, at Allen Funeral Home 1508 Duke Street, 5-7pm, Beaufort, SC. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 10am at Second Jordan Baptist Church, Burton, South Carolina. Burial will be held in the Beaufot National Cemetery witth Military Honors.

John Leland Yancey was born on May 29, 1933 the son of the late Ethel and William Yancey of Chicago, Illinois. John Leland Yancey departed this life on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at St. Joseph Candler Health System in Savannah, Georgia.
John attended and successfully completed his education in the Chicago Public School system. After graduating from high school, John enlisted in the United States Army, where he served his country with pride and faithfulness. During John’s military career, he served in the Vietnam War, and was a recipient of the Bronze Star.

He ended his career in the military andembarked on a career in the medical field. He was employed as a phlebotomy technician at George Washington Hospital in Washington, DC. In further pursuit of his education, John also earned a degree in business management, as well as a certificate for public accounting after completing courses at Beaufort, South Carolina’s Technical College of the Low Country.

John was a faithful member of Second Jordan Baptist Church in Burton, South Carolina until his health failed.

To know John Leland Yancy was to love him. His family and friends find it challenging to describe John’s unconditional love for everyone who was blessed to cross his path.

He is survived by a kind and devoted son, John Mario Kelson (Cindy) of Bowie, Maryland, Ricky Singleton of Woodbridge, Virginia; a devoted daughter, Cheryl Talbert (Eugene) of Beaufort, South Carolina and one brother, William Yancey Jr. of Chicago, Illinois. Also left to cherish fond memories of John are a host of very close and special family members to include Jannie and Daniel Castro of Beaufort, South Carolina, Jannie and Anthony Cuevas of Beaufort, South Carolina, Zelma and Eugene Kelson of Beaufort, South Carolina, Walter Thomas of Beaufort, South Carolina, eleven wonderful grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friend, all of who loved and will miss John immensely.

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