Yolanda Joy Patson 72 of Lake, Michigan, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 after a battle with cancer. Yolanda was born February 26, 1947 in Saginaw, Michigan the daughter of Woodrow Wildfong and Hazel Joy (Padley) Wildfong. Yolanda graduated from Reese High School, Reese, Michigan.
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Yolanda had resided in Lake for many years, moving from North Carolina and formerly from Saginaw. While her children were young, she was a homemaker. Yolanda worked several years at Hertz as a sales person until her retirement. She was a member of Clare Church of Nazarene. Yolanda enjoyed being outdoors, whether working on her gardens, watching her beloved birds or sitting on her porch.
Yolanda is survived by her two daughters; Catherine DeGeer and husband Steve of Lake and their children; Christopher (Sarah) Williams, Hunter Levi and his daughter, Sophia, Craig Levi, Hauk DeGeer, Joseph (Stacey) DeGeer and their children; Devin, Mariah and Jacob, Jason (Samantha) DeGeer and their children; Dameon, Trinity and Lincoln, Stephanie (Scott) Szymanski and their children; Annessa and Adam, Ryan (Christopher) Thatcher, Amy Patson (James LaFever) and their children; Darrick Towery and son Trystan, Briana Towery, Tiffani Towery and Gabe Hicks, her son Robert W. Patson Jr. children; Jennifer Patson, Kayleigh, Vaughn, Xander, Jason Patson and son Jason Jr., Robert Patson III and Zachary Patson, Nicole and her children; Neveah, Eric Jr. and Jayden, two sisters, many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Ms. Patson was preceded in death by her son, Robert W. Patson Jr., her former husband, Robert Patson Sr., her parents; Hazel and Woodrow Wildfong and her brother, William Garza.
Memorial services celebrating Yolanda will be held in her honor on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. from Clare Church of Nazarene, 10160 South Grant Avenue, Clare, with Pastor Jim Young officiating. A time of sharing will take place on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at Clare Church of Nazarene. Inurnment will follow at Denmark Township Cemetery, Reese, Michigan. Memorial gifts in memory of Yolanda may be considered to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105. To share an online memory or condolence with Yolanda’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Ms. Patson are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.