Yvonne E. Amoako, was born in Mandeville, Jamaica on January 9, 1938. She was the youngest of four children born to the late, Oliver and Myra Johnson. Yvonne attended school in Jamaica and worked as a seamstress while in her teens before coming to the United States of America at a young age. She was trained as a cosmetologist in Mount Vernon, New York and went on to train to become a LPN. Yvonne worked as a LPN at Hebrew Hospital for the Chronically Sick, for over 25 years. She was previously married to Solomon Gardner, and helped him raise seven children. Yvonne was a very loving and caring mother for her children and became mother to any of the children in the neighborhood who needed caring. She loved to travel and visited many places in her lifetime. These places included Hawaii and Ghana. On one of her trips to Ghana, she met her dear Kwasi! They talked and communicated via mail for several years before Kwasi moved to Jamaica and they got married in Jamaica in 1990. Kwasi later joined Yvonne to live in Mount Vernon, New York. Yvonne was raised going to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness’s in Jamaica and was baptized in Mount Vernon, New York. Once Yvonne dedicated her life to Jehovah and was baptized January 8, 1983, she was a zealous servant of Jehovah. Yvonne attended Pioneer School in 1995 while in the Mercer Road Congregation in Stone Mountain GA. There she enjoyed fulltime pioneering for eleven years. Yvonne served Jehovah faithfully for 35 years. During her stay in Mount Vernon and after their move to Stone Mountain, GA, Yvonne would bring her mom, Myra Johnson to stay with her during the summers and sometimes longer. Her mom came to be everyone’s “mom”. Everyone knew Yvonne was a sharing, caring and compassionate person. Yvonne visited and met Kwasi’s family in Ghana, and they all fell in love with her. Yvonne loved to sew and cook. She was known east-coast wide for her Brown Chicken, Curry Chicken, Jerk Chicken and Rice-n-Peas!! If you were ever hungry, you could stop by, and there was always a delicious home cooked meal ready to be shared!! Yvonne was a true confidant, willing to help and encourage others to stay strong and to trust in Jehovah, as she showed by example while enduring her personal trails. When she saw a dress or drapes that she really liked, Yvonne could make it without a pattern! She was an avid gardener. Her rose garden was admired by many, which she shared with others, along with her vegetable garden. Yvonne’s health began to decline during the last couple of years. She succumbed to death on Wednesday January 10th, 2018, at Emory University Hospital. She will be missed by all who knew her. Yvonne was preceded in death by her dad and mom, Oliver and Myra Johnson and brothers, Chaplin Johnson and Raymond Johnson. Yvonne is survived by her husband Kwasi Amoako, her children Pecton Jones (Mely)[Sacramento, CA], Tony Gardner [Union, NJ], Joan Gardner, Neville Gardner, Wayne Gardner,[Bronx, NY] Andrew P. Gardner (Stacy) [Pittsburg, PA], Jeanette Moore, Andrew Q. Gardner, adopted sister and friend Deborah Bowman (Clyde) [Stone Mountain, GA] her sister Phyllis Green in Jamaica, twenty-five grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

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  1. Oh how I remember those days in the ministry with her and swapping flowers I will miss her. The next breath she will take will be the best in the new system. May Jehovah give all of you the strength to cope with this great lost

  2. I learned how to completely trust in Jehovah through your beautiful example. You will be greatly missed for a little while. ❤❤

  3. My mom! Never did you stop smiling humble and hospitable. My only regret is not able to meet you in person . Jehovah has your name in his book of remembrance so we have hope! Paradise eternally.

  4. Such a lovely, loving sister. I will see her smile next time at her welcome back gathering when Jesus says “Wake up Yvonne”. Our pain is temporary and surely short lived because the time for Jehovah to step in, is just a little while yet. All this deep pain we all feel, will be replaced with deep JOY. Rest for just a little while Yvonne.

  5. The Akowuah ,Wilson and Gordon Family would like to express our deep condolences for the death of your wife. May Jehovah bless you and may you take refuge under his wings as you go through this time of grief. John 5:28 and Revelation 21:3-5 should provide some comfort as we hope and trust in Jehovah.

  6. My dear sister and friend:
    She leaves my heart smiling. Even at the end when sick, she smiled through your heart.
    A spiritual woman, with a quiet understanding and a wealth of knowledge.
    She moved to Georgia, but took New York inside her.
    She was a friend you could talk with for hours.
    I long for us to spend long days conversating very soon. When she won’t worry about not feeling well.(Isaiah 33:24) Nobody will be sick anymore. When Jehovah’s tent is over mankind
    There will truly be no more tears, sorrow,or death. (Revelation 21:3,4).
    Yvonne believed that to her death and will be proof of that when she rises.

  7. My beautiful friend and sister. She will be greatly missed.. Her memory lives on. Great spiritual example, calm demeanor. Really miss talking with her. May Jehovah continue to strengthen those left behind.

  8. Oh how I look forward to the resurrection! Yvonne was like Dorcas in the Bible, so full of deeds and love for everyone. You have really been one who gave to all without any hesitation. I truly met a friend, sister and a lover of Jehovah who displayed love in all that she did. May the resurrection soon come!
    John 5:28,29

  9. To Quasi, Andrew, family and friends: We know that this is a difficult time for you but as you know our God, Jehovah can give you the needed strength and peace that is needed to endure. 2Cor.1:3,4 states, “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, …” Remember, grief is different for everyone and we encourage you to grieve. We will miss her too. We knew her from Mt. Vernon, NY. and she was very dear to us. We will have a void in our lives but please know we are here for you.

  10. My dear sister Amoako, We miss you so very much your memory will surely live on and your positive example will ALWAYS be remembered. (Revelation 21:3,4).

  11. I know she is far asleep and can’t hear or see what I write. But I have hope that I will meet her very soon in Paradise and I will tell her everything about her absence.

  12. The Roberts Family would like to express our sincere sympathy to the family of Mrs. Yvonne. Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, Please accept our most heartfelt condolences.

  13. Yvonne,
    You will sorely be missed but will see you soon in a minute with good vibrant health and your infectious smile.
    Miss you sister

  14. Only a little while longer, we wait to see Sis Yvonne Amoako, along with many of friends and family we losted in this world we live in. Such a beautiful sister, very pleasant person even though our meeting was briefly. I can’t wait until we meet again💙

  15. Even though it was brief, I’m so priveleged to have met an awesome person such as Yvonne. I felt as though I knew the Amoako family for ages even though we had just met. That weekend I visited the family we sat at their dining room table listening to stories, spiritual conversations, good association…and food! That’s the person Yvonne was;Loving, kind and made one feel at ease. She will be missed. I look forward to being there to welcoming back Yvonne when Jehovah’s promises are fulfilled. Just around the corner.

  16. I didn’t know this sister but I do know that I’ll be able to greet her with loving arms again when I see her in paradise acts 24:15 can give us all comfort knowing Jehovah will ressurect our loved ones again

  17. I had a chance to meet up with this wonderful woman, when she visited Ghana with my uncle and she wonderful. Why such caring woman will leave as so soon. Hmm, I know one day we shall see you again. Rest in peace.

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