Yvonne Marie Winchester

By October 24, 2014 Obituaries

Yvonne Marie Winchester

7-14-1963 to 10-24-2014

A small service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ, 2100 Bacons Bridge Road, at 11am Monday the 27th.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.  HDSA.org  Just what you can everything helps.

Yvonne Winchester was a wonderful wife and mother.  She put her family and children first always.  She passed Monday morning after years of fighting the debilitating Huntington’s disease, that took her from a strong independent person to needing 24/7 care.  She never complained or used it as an excuse.  Yvonne was a very strong person.  While being a single mother of two she worked multiple jobs and attended Trident Technical College at night.  That perseverance was rewarded with a degree in Computer Technology and a full time job as a Computer Programmer.  All while raising two great kids.

She will be missed greatly…  We will always love and think of her…

Yvonne is survived by her Father Bill Billingsly, Sister Michelle Wheat, Husband Ray Winchester, Son James Weeks, Daughter Staci Gadberry, her two little pride and joys, Mason Parker and Mckenzie Gadberry and full time companion Buster.

Special thanks to Janice, Tamara and all others who helped in the end.




  • Stephanie Donofrio says:

    Yvonne, you were a wonderful woman!! I loved you dearly! May you rest in peace sweet angel!!

  • Kim Deffenbaugh says:

    So sorry for your loss. Von was like a sister to me when we were growing up. My thoughts and prayers are with you always. Heaven got a great woman today. Love you all

    Kim and family

  • Gretchen says:

    I enjoyed doing Yvonne’s hair for a very long time. She fought a long difficult disease and never complained and she will be dearly missed. I will never forget that smile she had. All my regrets and deepest sympathy to all her family and friends. I love u my dear friend and will never forget u!
    Gretchen Diesburg

  • Janice Donida says:

    I Can no longer See You with my eyes, Touch You with my hands But I will feel you in my hearts FOREVER;
    Yvonne is one of my favorite Client when I was working in all care. She is the sweetest. But that friendship I had with her turn into a FAMILY. The last two days we did spend together that’s a bitter sweet to remember. The Last Smile, I had with you. I did not expected I will not see you or here you say …. “” Hey Janice I want White Chocolate “”” Good Bye Yvonne ,,, I Love you and You are one of my guardian Angel now..

    “”” A Prayer For Yvonne Winchester”””
    May all your love one in heaven and angel rise to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back; may the sunshine
    warm upon your face,,, and may GOD HOLD YOU IN

    Love you Yvonne

  • Linda Woolery Payne says:

    I am so sorry. Yvonne was a good friend in school. She was always cheerful and sweet. Prayers of comfort to her family. I have no doubt she is singing in the angel choir. God speed sweet friend.

  • Vickie Runyan Craig says:

    So sorry for your loss. Von and I were friends our freshman & sophomore years of high school. She was strong, independent and fun to be around back then.
    Thoughts and prayers to her family.

  • Amandia Hubbard Stanfield says:

    It’s always sad when another classmate leaves us too soon. Thoughts and prayers for Yvonne’s family.

  • Kevin Greve says:

    The class of 1981 has just a great class mate.