Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Yon

  • Born: November 21, 1931
  • Died: August 3, 2019
  • Location: Montgomery, Alabama

McKinnie Funeral Home

5304 Bowden Hill Rd
Campbellton, FL 32426

Tel. (850) 263-3333

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister and Friend

Message From The Family

The family of the late Mary Yon acknowledges with grateful hearts all the expressions of sympathy, love and kindness that have been expressed during their time of bereavement. Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. (Mt. 5:4)

Mary Elizabeth Yon was born on November 21, 1931 in Blountstown, Florida. She was the second child, and oldest daughter, of Elmore Boyd, Sr. and O'Neal McCullough Boyd's eleven children.
When her mother died at a young age, as the oldest daughter, she left school to help her father with her brothers and sisters. She later returned to High School as it was very important to her that she graduate with a high school diploma, an accomplishment of which she was justly proud.
She married George Coe and to that union a son, Derek, was born in 1954. Later she married Cletis Yon. In 1964 Cletis and Mary welcomed their daughter, Janice into the world and shortly afterwards moved to Sanford, Florida. Mary stayed in Sanford until her retirement, at which time she returned home to Blountstown. Her last move was in 2017 when she relocated to Montgomery, Alabama.
Mary was a woman of deep faith and was baptized a servant of Jehovah on July 12, 1980. She was an active member of the congregations in Sanford and Blountstown where she loved doing field service and bible studies with her many friends as well as attending assemblies and sorely missed them when she was no longer able to participate in those activities.
Nothing made Mary happier than being in the midst of her large extended family. She particularly loved being around the youngest children and had a lot of patience for their antics. She made a point to travel wherever a new grandchild or great-grandchild was living to cast her eyes on the newest member of her family.
Mary's home was always welcoming and everyone knew they could count on a place to sleep and good meal when they visited her, sometimes for just one night, other times for several months. Eating out was also source of great joy to her, and she especially enjoyed seafood and soul food restaurants.
In her 40's, Mary discovered a love of travel. Her first trip was to England and she later travelled overseas to Cameroon, West Africa, Dublin, Ireland and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as well as several places in the United States including California, Hawaii, North Carolina and Virginia. She even got to fly on the Concorde when a flight delay would have caused her to miss a connecting flight!
All her life, Mary was a caregiver, helping raise her younger brothers and sisters when their mother died. She also tended lovingly to her ailing father in her home, her aunt Lara Ash, her brother Milton and her sister Jeanette before their deaths. She had a particular soft spot for those who were struggling and she took many family members and friends under her wing, providing material and other support to them.
Mary departed her earthly life on August 3, 2019 in Montgomery, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmore and O'Neal Boyd, her husband, Cletis Yon, ex-husband, George Coe, her sisters Georgia Ann Boyd and Jeanette Boyd, and her brothers Milton Boyd and Henry Boyd.
Mary leaves to cherish her memory her son, Derek (Michelle) Coe, Millbrook, AL, her daughter, Janice Grant, Sanford, FL, brothers, Watios (Maggie) Boyd, San Jose, CA, Monroe Boyd, Sanford, FL, Elmore (Juanita) Boyd, Blountstown, FL, William Boyd, Marianna, FL, Jesse Boyd, Blountstown, FL, and one sister, Dollie Jean Boyd, Blountstown, FL; eight grandchildren, Christopher (Sarita) Grant, Altamonte Springs, FL, Michaela (Ron) LaFond, Lorton, VA, Kieran (Candrianna) Coe, Austin, TX, Latonya Grant, Sanford, FL, Delores Coe, Montgomery, AL, Kaitlin (Cornelius) Jackson, Montgomery, AL, Sinéad (Najgee) Gaston, Atlanta, GA and Tomás (Victoria) Coe, Millbrook, AL; eleven great-grandchildren, J'Asia, Mya, Anthony, Mahogany, Ava, Beroy, Marley, Natalia, Erika, Gabriella and Liam; many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, cousins and a host of friends.


Condolence & Memory Journal

i love you so much grandma and i wish your were here i miss you soooooo much. thank you for doing so much for us-momo i love you:D

Posted by mahogany scott - DeLand, FL - Family   May 27, 2020

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve this loss.

Posted by Iris Hall - Montgomery, AL - Friend   August 11, 2019

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family."

Posted by Anita R Hargrove - Montgomery, Alabama, AL - Family Friend   August 11, 2019

Derek and family: I'm so sorry for your loss. May you find solace in knowing Mrs. Yon has been granted eternal rest with our Father.

Posted by Fay Lyons - Montgomery, AL - Family Friend   August 10, 2019

Derek my heart felt condolences goes out to you and your entire family during this difficult time. These are the times we have so many questions and no answers. In order to find peace and understanding Derek you must look to the hills from which commeth your help and there in time you will find everything you need. I have no answers my friend but I have a listing ear and a loving heart my friend. I'm here whenever you need me. God knows best. Continue to be blessed/

Posted by Keith Golson - Montgomery, AL - Friend   August 10, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in thought and prayer. Rest In Peace Mary. Lots of love xXx

Posted by Yvette Wilcox-Goellner    August 10, 2019

In cherished and loving memories.

Posted by Yvonne McCullough WakhisiDr - Bradenton, FL - Family   August 10, 2019

Coe/Boyd family, thank you for sharing Ms. Yon with us and making us a part of your extended family and giving Jarred his other grandma. While her physical presence will be missed, the memories live on. Praying for you guys. God Bless❣

Posted by Charles, Wanda, Jarred (Shauntè) Twitty - Millbrook, AL - Family Friend   August 09, 2019

Derek and family, we are sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You all are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. May Ms. Mary rest in peace.
John and Linda Carpenter

Posted by John and Linda Carpenter - Montgomery, AL - Friend   August 09, 2019

"Derek, you and your family are in our hearts and prayers. We will not forget Mrs. Mary contagious smile and sense of humor. You have another angel watching very lovingly over all of you."

Posted by James and Salena Moore Family - Montgomery, AL - Family Friend   August 09, 2019


"My condolences to the family".

Posted by TWILA WEBSTER - Montgomery, AL - Coworker   August 08, 2019

I love you MS. Mary you were always there for me an you gifted me your cooking style. I will always remember our phone conversations. You let me be apart of your family. I will always be thankful you gave me a real sister. You will forever be in my heart.

Posted by Doreen Kiner - Los Angeles, CA - Daughter   August 08, 2019

Mrs. Mary was a beautiful soul. I saw and spoke to her often while visiting my godmother at their senior apartment complex. I had the wonderful opportunity to get to know her better during our Wellness Alabama class. She was a beautiful soul and her presence will truly be missed. Derek and the Coe family, may you find comfort in the great memories that she left you. May the choirs of Angels come to greet her; may they speed her to paradise. May Jehovah enfold her in his mercy. May she have eternal life.

Posted by W. Clifford Petty - Montgomery, AL - Family Friend   August 08, 2019

Derek, there is only one Love Greater than a Mother's Love, That is GOD's Love. Just know that you and your family is and always be in our Prayers. May God send his Comforter to you and your family.

Posted by Gene and Lisa Elmore - Montgomery, AL - Family Friend   August 08, 2019

To the family of Ms.Mary

Loves Leaves A Memory
"Those we love don't go away.They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.
For death leaves a heartache.No one can heal. And love leaves a memory. No one can steal." author unknown.

May you find comfort during this difficult time. My condolences to Janice and the family.

Posted by Anthonia Ellis - Orlando, FL - Coworker   August 07, 2019


To the Relatives of Ms. Mary Yon-
My Our Heavenly Father, GOD ALMIGHTY HIMSELF comfort each of you in HIS own special way; Give you peace that passeth all understanding; and Keep you ALL in HIS OMNIPOTENT PRESENCE AND LOVING CARE. May you ALL - BE BLESSED, BE BLESSED, BE BLESSED. FOREVERMORE, AMEN

Posted by Bobbetta Jones - Montgomery, AL   August 06, 2019

My condolences to you janice and your family.your all in my pray

Posted by Gina P - Apopka, FL - Friend   August 06, 2019

All my prayers to Janice and her family. May all the loving memories of your mother keep her close to you in spirit...always!

Posted by Linda Spiegel - Deltona, FL - Friend   August 06, 2019

My deepest condolences to Ms. Janice and hey family. May she rest in heaven..

Posted by Elisa Valenzuela - Apopka, FL - Family Friend   August 05, 2019

Mary Yon was like a 2nd mother to me & my siblings since moving to Fl. She welcomed me with open arms. She treated me as a daughter. She was always so happy whenever i saw her. That's why i felt it was grateful to take care of her dad during the time he was ill. Mom you will be greatly missed. I Love You.

Posted by Sandra Simmons - Sanford, FL - Neighbor   August 05, 2019

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