Yvonne Griffin

Obituary of Yvonne Griffin

Yvonne Griffin 80, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020 at Penn Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia. She was born on December 22, 1939 in Americus, Georgia to Anna Mae Davis and Marshall Burke. "Burkie", as she was affectionately known, attended the Atlantic City Public Schools. As a young child, Burkie attended Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church (Asbury United Methodist Church) in Atlantic City. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, going to the casinos and reading the Bible. Her favorite scripture was Psalm 121, which she learned as a teenager. Burkie worked as a housekeeper for a number of years until her health no longer permitted. In spite of health challenges, she continued, as much as possible, to do the things she enjoyed. Yvonne was preceded in death by: parents, Anna Mae Davis and Marshall Burke; brothers, Marshall and Lorenzo Burke; sister Claudia Burke. Yvonne leaves to cherish her memories: her sister Carolyn Pendleton of Atlantic City; special friends, Mabel Pearson and Geraldine Williams, with whom she enjoyed shopping, traveling and visiting the casinos; family members, nieces, nephews and a host of friends. AMEN! Services are private due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Interment will be in the Atlantic City Cemetery, Pleasantville, New Jersey. Arrangements are entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., of Atlantic City, where condolences may be left at http://www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com
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