Yolanda Burwell Jefferson
Yolanda Burwell Jefferson JOHNS ISLAND - The relatives and friends of Mrs. Yolanda Burwell Jefferson, those of her husband, Mr. Anthony Jefferson, her children, Shalona Shakoor and Anthony Jefferson, Jr., her granddaughter, Khalilah Godfrey, her parents, Mr. Harold Burwell and Mrs. Evelyn Gethers Burwell, brothers and sisters, Mr. Marcus Gethers, Mr. Marlin (Sylvia) Burwell and Mrs. Jacquetta Gethers (Ricky) Bennett and her grandfather, Mr. Willie Gethers are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service on Saturday, August 21, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in New Frances Brown United Methodist Church, 2517 Corona Street, North Charleston. Interment, Carolina Memorial Gardens. Viewing this evening at the church 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Family hour 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Online memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.suburbanfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by SUBURBAN FUNERAL HOME, INC. Visit our guestbook at www.postandcourier.com/deaths

Published by Charleston Post & Courier on Aug. 20, 2010.
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After all this time, still hard to believe Yolanda´s passing. Much love and prayers to the family.
Sheldon Snipe
August 13, 2021
To the "Silver Fox" and her family,
I just heard about your beautiful daughter and I am truly sorry. I know she will be forever in your hearts.
With sincere sympathy,
jacki silver
jacki silver
August 25, 2010
Dear Jeffersons, Burwells, and Gethers:
God sent an Angel and it truly was Yolanda. Our families have shared much love, kindness, and goodness over the years. I recall Yolanda as a sweet, beautiful girl with a cherubic smile and pleasant personality. Praying that you will draw strength and hope as you trust Him to be your comfort.

"I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you." John 14:18

"Reek" Houston on behalf of the Houston and Green Families.
Teruko Houston Dawkins
August 23, 2010
To Marlin and Family:

May comfort and peace be with you and your family during this time of bereavement.

Earth has no sorrow that "Heaven Cannot Heal."

Your Sister In Christ
Azile Rose
August 23, 2010
Anthony, Evelyn, Mr Willie, and the rest of the respective families':I extend condolences to you all on behalf of the entire, (contemporary/patriarch-ally),Rev A.L.Johnson Family of Francis Brown UM Church and ancestrally/matriarchal(Mary FERGUSON Johnson)formerly of St Matthews Church/Fork Field,Cross SC. May God be with you always.
George Johnson
August 22, 2010
May your families hearts continue to be blessed and strengthened.
Romaine Marion-Heyward
August 21, 2010
My prayers are with the entire family. "Landa" always had a beautiful spirit. I was deeply sadden when I heard the news. I speak the peace of God over your family and I know God will see you through. In Love, Joseph and Savona (Shay) Mazyck and family (Charleston, S.C.)
August 21, 2010
Evelyn, Harold, Jacquetta, Marcus, Marlon and Mr. Willie -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. We are deeply saddened by your loss. We are confident, however, you will remember that the peace and grace provided by our almighty God is always with us.
Sheldon, Kim and Bradley Snipe
August 21, 2010
TO OUR DEAR FAMILY,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. We were all deeply sadden by the news of "Landa's" passing. May you find comfort in knowing that God has a reason for the placement of every leaf and the movement of every storm.

WITH YOU ALWAYS,
Betty, Arnold, Judy, Trudy, and Debbie
August 21, 2010
To Evelyn and family my thoughts and prayers go out to you all. My favorite memory is when all of us took swimming lessons together at Felix Pinkney.
Dewayne Muhammad
August 21, 2010
To The Family,
You have my deepest sympathy. The Jefferson and Burwell family.God will take care of you in times like this!!

Clarence Rodney Singleton and Family
August 21, 2010
Sister Evelyn G. Burwell, Hold on to God's unchanging hand as you and your family go through this challenging time.
Avis Thompson
August 20, 2010
Evelyn & Family,
Please know that my love, thoughts, and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. With heartfelt sympathy.
Rozell G. Wright
August 20, 2010
My deepest sympathy to the Jefferson and Burwell family. May the comfort of the Holy Spirit give you peace. My thoughts and prayers will be you. Rev. Jo Ann Garrett
Rev. Jo Ann Garrett
August 20, 2010
Dearest family,
I know for certain that you will never lose Yolanda, even to death. She will continue to participate in every act, thought, and decision that you make. Her love leaves an indelible imprint in your memories and the memories of all whose paths crossed hers. Find comfort in knowing that all of our lives have been enriched by having shared her beauty and love. Remember to look to the Hills from where your help comes and always hold on to God's unchanging Hands. As ever, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Evan, Wallace, Dante, Bryan, and Cheryl Newman-Whaley
August 20, 2010
To The Family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Yolanda, I only knew her for a short time because our boys played basketball together. However during that short time I loved her she was a sweet and beautiful person, I called her my friend. May you find comfort in knowing that others truly care, but know that God cares more. With deepest sympathy Diane & Nathan Foster and family
Diane Foster
August 20, 2010
From the Brown family - We deeply regret your family’s great loss and pray that God’s love and the love of your family and friends will comfort you.

Marilyn, Mrs. Brown and Sarah Brown Breland and family
Marilyn B. Lewis
August 20, 2010
Evelyn, Harold, Jacquetta, and Family,
We know that your faith in God will get you through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kenneth and Teresa Glover
August 20, 2010
To The Burwell, Gethers, and Jefferson family,
I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My heart is so, so, heavy. You have my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved Yolanda. The memories of her among your family makes me smile and laugh out loud. I know memories of her will do the same for you all because they are too beautiful to forget. Remember, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.
You all will remain in my prayers.
With all my love,
Sharon Palmer Johnson and Family.
Sharon Palmer Johnson
August 20, 2010
To the Burwell&Jefferson family,Earth has know sorry that heaven cannot heal. Yolanda was a sweet and kind person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Harry"Gillie"Gilliard,III & Family
August 20, 2010
To Evelyn and family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hadn't seen Yolanda since she was a little girl on Alabama Drive.

Weeping may endure for a night but "JOY" cometh in the morning.

Annette Generette Van Hannegeyn and family.
L Annette Van Hannegeyn
August 20, 2010
My deepest sympathies go out to you all in this time of bereavement. May God keep you and lift you in your time of sorrow.
Quantasha Clark
August 20, 2010
To the Jefferson, Burwell and Gethers Families - My family and I send our condolences for the passing of Yolanda. We pray that God will continue to bless and comfort you during this difficult time and beyond.

Sincerely,

Vera Smith & Family
Vera Smith
August 20, 2010
May Gd Bless you and The Family,MY deepest sympathy is with thefamily.
classmate of 1985
Annette Redding/Glover
August 20, 2010
Evelyn and family,
May God comfort you during your time of sorrow. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sherry Whitten Osborne
August 20, 2010
She was and always will be a great woman. I didnt know her to personally but she always listened when you had a problem. her smile lit up any room. I cried to her our great loss. but our loss is God's great gain. An ANGEL has gone to heaven. Be in peace. God bless all those in her family to be at peace with her passing.
Laura Willis-Sanders
August 20, 2010
Evelyn and Family, please accept our deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts. May God hold you in the palm of his hand and comfort you with his everlasting love. Our prays are with you all.

Sincerely,
Peggy Ellington & Family
August 20, 2010
Father God, I come to You in the precious name of Jesus. I thank You that Your eyes are upon the righteous and Your ears are open to our prayers. You delight in the prayers of the upright and You said we can come boldly to the throne of grace to obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. To the family and friends of Yolanda I want to express my sincere regret for your loss.
Vergetta Smalls
August 20, 2010
I pray to the Father Our Lord Jesus Christ, that He comfort your hearts, That He abide with you this family for evermore in this season of your lives. I pray you all the peace that will surpass all understanding.
God has a plan in all of this, the transition of your loved one is a blessed witness. many will be bless. Our God will get such Glory. Hold on to all the memories with smiles, tears, and laughter, The Lord is at hand, His love is everlasting.

Your sister In Christ -
City of Charleston / Contact Me
Rebecca Jean Anderson-Gilliard
August 20, 2010
Evelyn and Harold,Marcus and Marlin to be absent body is to be present with the Lord,It is with the warmest and heart felt sympathy that is felt by your dearest friend Vivian Aiken (Bell) Lee from Va. Beach,it was only yesterday whereas my two (Troy and Trojan) shared playtimes together with your kids.May you and the entire family find comfort in the spirit of the Lord because he is a comforter.I humbly submitt my prayers for the entire family. Love yours in christ V. Lee Va. Beach
Vivian Lee
August 20, 2010
Jefferson and Burwell Family, Evelyn you and your family have our deepest sympathy we Pray God's blessing on you and your family during this hour in your life. We serve a wise God and he will take care of all of you.
Love and Prayers,
Patricia Bellamy Lewis
Rev. Jack & Pat Lewis Jr.
August 20, 2010
To The Burwell Family,
My deepest heartfelt condolences to the
family. I am sad to hear of the loss of
my "Girl". My prayers and thoughts are with the family.
Jenette V. Wright
August 20, 2010
Father God, I come to You in the precious name of Jesus. I thank You that Your eyes are upon the righteous and Your ears are open to our prayers. You delight in the prayers of the upright and You said we can come boldly to the throne of grace to obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. to the family and friends of Yolanda I want to express my sincere regret for your loss.
August 20, 2010
To the Jefferson, Burwell and Gethers families.Seek God to find the strength to trust in his faithfulness. Ask God to show you his compassion and help you through the pain. Marcus, I KNOW how you loved your sister and I know your heart is crushed and frozen with grief.Keep trusting in GOD because he will comfort you.I am praying for the family and especially the children. Where there is unity, there is strength.My family and I will continue to lift you up in prayer.
Franchetta L. Murray
August 20, 2010
Be not dismayed whate'er betide,
for God will take care of you as
you mourn the lost of your daughter.Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Ruthie S. Backman, Charleston, South Carolina
August 20, 2010
To the Jefferson and Burwell families. My deepest condolences to you during this time of loss. I am really sorry to hear of the passing of Yolanda and very saddened by this news. I hope that you can find solace that she is with the Lord and that she will be at peace. You will be in my families prayers throughout this time.

Yours Truly
Cassie T. Watson
Cassie Watson
August 20, 2010
Evelyn and family, please know my heart and prayers are with you. While this may difficult for us to comprehend, God is too wise to make a mistake. May it comfort you to know she's now a special angel just like "Big Mama".
Thelma Wilson
August 19, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Diane Hamilton
August 19, 2010
To The Jefferson, Burwell & Gethers Families: May the Lord Bless and keep you, may his face shine upon you and give the families peace
Julia Manigault
August 19, 2010
To the Jefferson, Burwell & Gethers Family. May God wrap his loving arms around each and everyone of you. Time heal all broken heart, just take one day at a time. May God Bless and keep you, may his face upon you and give the family peace. Julia (Dena) Manigault and family.
Julia Manigault
August 19, 2010
To my dearest family:
I'm deeply saddened by the reality of Yolanda's passing; My sincere condolences. We are a praying family that has been taught at an early age in Whom to put our trust. Lean on Him for He is our strength and His Word is true "Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted". May His peace that surpasses all understanding keep your hearts and minds.

I love you all TREMENDOUSLY!
Danielle D. Ellington
August 19, 2010
On behalf of the 1985 Graduating Class of Middleton High School, we extend our heartful condolences to The Burwell, Jefferson and Gethers Family for the loss of your daughter, sister, wife, mother and our classmate and friend. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Leona Forrest-Dinkins
August 19, 2010
To The Burwell & Gethers Family, Know that we are praying for you in These Hours. Your the family that's always there for so many others. Today we are here for you.
Rev Samuel L. Dennis St Paul AME Church
August 19, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Posherlind Caulder
August 19, 2010
'IT IS SO AMAZING HOW GOD ALWAYS CALL THE GOOD ONES HOME, BUT HE NEVER MAKE A MISTAKE. MAY GOD KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN HIS ARMS 'EVELYN' IN YOUR TIME OF GRIEF.
SIS. TAMI AIKEN
August 19, 2010
To the Jefferson, Burwell,& Gethers Family:
There are no words at this time that can be said that will ease the pain you feel in the loss of your loved one; but hopefully you can find some comfort in knowing that you are surrounded by friends who care and are here to support you in your hours of bereavement.My wife,daughter, and I would like you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, and that you will continue to look to the hills from whence cometh your help. Know that when those difficult days come and the nights get long, your heavenly father will never leave you nor forsake you.
With Sincere Sympathy,
The Felders (Robert, Florence, and Anna-kay)
Robert Felder
August 19, 2010
so sorry to hear of your lost. may god be with you and your family. from one of your many students
arthur white jr.
August 19, 2010
To Evelyn and the family, may God cradle you in his loving arms during this time of sorry, you know you are loved by friends, family and above all by God. For He never makes a mistake.
Jean B. Jackson -- EBE
August 19, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
John (Lil John ) Nesbitt
August 19, 2010
Our sincere prayers are with you and the rest of your family. It is at times like these when you know God holds you up and takes you through. Stay strong for he never makes a mistake.
Nathaniel & Carma Rollerson
August 19, 2010
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Julander Sanders
August 19, 2010
fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
—Isaiah 41:10

To the Burwell,Gethers Family,

We extend our deepest sympathy to each of you at this time. Our prayer is that God will continue to strengthen and keep each of you in His perfect peace.

Weeping lasts only for a night but Joy comes in the morning. Ms Yolanda has entered into her morning.

It is with great joy that we celebrate her life along with you.

LeGacy Critique JV
Connie Buis Baker
August 19, 2010
To Evelyn and Harold, brothers, sister, aunts, uncles, granddad, children,cousins,friends and all who loved Yolanda dearly know that the Lord is able to see you through this difficult time in your lives. We will miss her but never will we forget her. May the Spirit of the Lord continue to Fall down on each of you.
Joy S. Pryor & Family
August 19, 2010
Evelyn, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Know that I love you and my heart is heavy. The Lord knows best and He will carry you through.
Love, Jacqueline M. Conyers
Jacqueline M. Conyers
August 19, 2010
To our family: God will keep you in his
care. Continue to look to the hills where
all of your help and strength comes from.May the love of friends and family
carry you all through your hours of pain and grief.

Eugene,OraLee,Cedric and Aurielle Hollington3rd
August 19, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Carolyn White-Burgess
August 19, 2010
Evelyn,

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Know that I love you and I am here for you.
Malinda Terry
August 19, 2010
You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Know that I love you and am here for you.
Malinda Terry
August 19, 2010
Evelyn,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the pssing of your beloved daughter. Please that you are in my prayers. May you find comfort in knowing she is in God's care and may you find strength in Him. Annabell Seabrook
Annabell Seabrook
August 19, 2010
My heart was heavy when I heard of Yolandas' passing. My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences during your time of bereavement. May God strenghten and keep you all.
Alesia Clark-Eaddy
August 19, 2010
Deepest sympathy
To the Burwell family.
May the gentle mercy
that God has always shown
be with you now so you will
know that you are not alone.
May the prayers of others help
in some small way to bring you
peace and comfort each day.
Juanita and Herbert Willingham
August 19, 2010
To The Jefferson,Burwell,Gethers Family:

Please allow us,The entire Nesbitt Family, to extend our deepest,heartfelt condolence at the loss of your dear loved one,Yolanda.No words can adequately express the pain and hurt we all go through during difficult times and moments such as this in our lives. Yolanda was such an incredibly beautiful,Loving,caring and spirit filled young lady with an unforgettable smile to match.She will be greatly missed by many.Please know that we share your pain and that we hold each and everyone of you in our hearts and prayers.If any of us can be of assistance to any of you,please don't hesitate to call upon us.May God bestow His grace,mercy and lovingkindness upon the entire family. God bless each of you...

The Nesbitt Family
( Johndell,Elishea,Alphonso,
Micheal, John and Rosa Lee )
Joppa Avenue
Union Heights
North Charleston,S.C.
The Nesbitt Family
August 19, 2010
To the entire Burwell & Jefferson family,
Please know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers at this hour. Yolanda was a beautiful young lady and she will be deeply missed. Always remember that earth has no sorrows that Heaven cannot heal.
The Lord loves you and so do I.
Sincerely
Pastor Daniel Henderson
August 19, 2010
We all are grieving the loss of such a wonderful person. May God grant you comfort, peace and strength during this difficult time. We love you and we are here whenever you need us.
The Lee Family
August 19, 2010
My deepest sympathy to the entire family. I was so sorry to hear this. May God strenghten and keep you. Be blessed.
Leatrice Ladson
August 19, 2010
What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.
Please accept my heartfelt sympathy and you are in my prayers.
Dana Zanders
August 19, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Mrs. Janice Glover'Ross, & Family (Maceos Mother)
August 19, 2010
To the Family of the Lovely Yolanda Burwell Jefferson,
May all of your memories of Yolanda bring you comfort at this difficult time. We are praying for your strength and encouragement always and may God grant your every need to make it through this period. Our deepest condolences.
The Nelson Family (Moses, Alice, Maria (Nancy), and Maurice
Maria Vinson
August 19, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Deborah Moseley
August 19, 2010
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Christie Moultrie
August 19, 2010
To Mrs. Burwell and family, my heart goes out to you and your family in your time of bereavement. May God give you and your family strength and endurance to get through this time in your life. God bless you and you are in my prayers.
Latencia Holmes
August 19, 2010
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Lorna (Mikell) Rivers
August 19, 2010
Our hearts go out to the Jefferson and Burwell families. We have not experience loosing a child but can only say God knows best! We realize we have our Angels here with us on earth and would like to keep them near forever, but know that God has special Angels choosen for special times to go back home with him. Yolanda is resting peaceably in the arms of our Father.

Families, stay prayerful and know that you are love by God and especially us (Mama Ann).
Joanne & Clifton Webb Jenkins
August 19, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Pamela Goodwine-Glover & family
August 19, 2010
To the family and friends of Yolanda I express my sincere regret for your loss. I went to high school with Yolanda and she was always upbeat and friendly to everyone....God makes no mistakes...He is an awesome and wise God and he has called his daughter home for such a time as this. My family and I will be praying for your family and just know that weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. Lean not to your own understanding but trust in God's infinate wisdom....He knows best....
Karen Gary-McCall
August 19, 2010
To the Burwell family -you have my sincere condolences.To the Parents you had a very nice and kind daughter. To the Brothers I know you will miss her dearly,there's nothing like a sisters love.To the Children I know your life has been turn upside down but God will straighten it out for you.Know that God is in control even when we have lost control! Much love to you Burwell Family!
Gail Johnson Chestnut
August 19, 2010
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