Ms. Yvonne Hall Dix, 68, of Wachapreague, VA passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, in Virginia Beach, VA, with her love and life companion, Peter “Pete” M. Peyton, at her side. She was the daughter of the late Yvonne “Vonnie” Hall Richardson, step-daughter of the late Thomas “Tom” N. Richardson, Sr., and granddaughter of the late O. Fuller Hall and Arinthia “Rennie” B. Hall (Pop & Mom). She is survived by her brother, Thomas “Tommy” N. Richardson, Jr. and wife Jenny Nicolls of Bayford, VA; nephews, Dale N. Richardson of Richmond, VA, and Preston D. Richardson, student at the College of William & Mary; and half-sister, Marguerite E. Dix of Millsboro, DE.
A graduate of Averett University, Yvonne also attended Southern Seminary College, UVA – Eastern Shore Campus, Wallops Island, and modeling school, in Florida, which offered her employment as both a model and instructor. In 2003, she retired as a teacher from Belle Haven Elementary and South Accomack Elementary schools, where she earned the respect and admiration of many students as an educator.
She was intensely private and generous without seeking recognition for contributions to her childhood hometown, family, and friends. Yvonne served as an Elder for four decades and was a lifetime member of the Powelton Presbyterian Church. She was a supporter of the Wachapreague Volunteer Fire Co., town park improvements, long-time past volunteer in the Fireman’s Carnival bingo stand, and was an active member of the Northampton County Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Yvonne was the epitome of grace, elegance, and refinement, but could also be just as comfortable with “sand in her shoes.” She most especially enjoyed admiring the view of Finney Creek and Barrier Islands from her home with close friend Breigh, a Welsh Jack Russell, at her side.
Funeral services will be held at the Powelton Presbyterian Church, in Wachapreague, on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 12:00 p.m., with The Reverend James William Moore and Mr. Vernon Bell officiating. Interment will follow in the Wachapreague Cemetery. There will be a visitation at the church one hour prior to the service.
Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to Riverside Shore Cancer Center, P.O. Box 430, Onancock, VA 23417.
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.