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William Yancy

October 5, 1958 — April 8, 2022

William Earl Yancy, age 63, of Birmingham passed away on April 8, 2022. William was born on October 5, 1958 to Earl Yancy and Lillie Mae Tolbert.

William is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Joyce Yancy; his beloved daughter, Nina Lynn Yancy Phillips and his son-in-law Robert Earl Phillips; his mother, Lillie Mae Berry.

He was preceded in death by his father, Earl Yancy; his baby sister, and two brothers, Ricky Yancy and John Yancy.

William was a hardworking man, and devoted husband and “Daddy”. A bible believing, God loving man.

William was dedicated employee of Republic Services. He enjoyed studying Gods word and watching old westers. He was a kind spirited man with a caring heart. He was always willing to help others.

William will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, April 12th at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The funeral service for William will be held at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home’s chapel on Wednesday, April 13th at 2:00 p.m.

I’M FREE

Don’t grieve for me for now I’m free,
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call:
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found my place at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too shall miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow:
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savoured much;
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.

Perhaps my life seemed all too brief:
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me;
God wanted me now, He set me free.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

5:00 - 7:00pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35235

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Starts at 2:00pm

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home

1591 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35235

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