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Yolanda M. "Yo-Yo" Austin

Yolanda M. "Yo-Yo" Austin, 43, passed away suddenly in Huntsville, Alabama, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Yolanda was born Thursday, January 21, 1970, in Elyria.

She resided in Lorain most of her life. Yolanda was a graduate of Southview High School class of 1988. She was an LCCC graduate, with an Associate Degree in Political Science. Yolanda was a faithful volunteer for Boys and Girls Club of Lorain, and the Haven Center. She also served an internship with Lorain County Urban League. Yolanda professed her faith in Christ under the leadership of Bishop F. E. Perry, Cathedral Church of in Christ in 1995.

She leaves to cherish her memory her mother, Paula Delaine; sisters, Antoinette and Carla Delaine, all of Lorain; brothers, Samuel Delaine, Jr. of Lorain, Carl Delaine of Atlanta, Georgia; stepbrother, Nicholas Burton of Elyria; aunt, Lula B. Lewis of Atlanta, Georgia; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

She was preceded in death by the three men in her life; Her biological father, Charles Davis; and beloved father, who raised and cared for her, whom she loved dearly, Samuel Delanie, Sr.; and her adopted father, Josh Burton.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 10 A.M., and service at 12 Noon at Compassion Baptist Church, 520 W. 22nd Street, Lorain, Reverend J.L. Williams, Pastor, and Overseer, Steve Robinson, of City Deliverance Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association Cleveland Office, 4500 Rockside Rd., Suite 400, Independence, OH 44131.

Arrangements are being handled by Wyers Funeral Chapel, 2900 North Ridge Rd., Sheffield Township.

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