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Yolanda Serrano

April 16, 1970 — September 4, 2021


Yolanda Serrano transitioned on Saturday September 4, 2021 in Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital Norfolk, Virginia

Yolanda Serrano was born on April 16, 1970 to Hector Rios, Sr. and Norma Colon Rios in Reading, Pennsylvania. On the evening of September 4, 2021, God called Yolanda Serrano, age 51, home to her well-deserved eternal reward. “Give her the reward she has earned and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” Proverbs 31:31

Yolanda married her true love John Serrano on June 19, 1993, and their union was blessed with three wonderful children; two sons, Isaac and Anthony and one daughter Anna. Yolanda adored her family and devoted her life to them. Yolanda took pride in her ministry of service to her family and was determined to be the best wife and mother that she could. She was a consistent volunteer for many years in the Virginia Beach Public School System where her children attended school. We know that her legacy will live on through her children because she poured so much of herself into their lives.

Yolanda loved her extended family who affectionately called her “tweety bird” or “Yolie” and she was especially proud of her Puerto Rican heritage. Her favorite pastimes included travel, fellowshipping with friends, fishing, crabbing and she especially loved her dog Mason whom she spoiled almost as much as her children.

Yolanda was a dedicated member of Norfolk Apostolic Church for 30 years. She loved her church family and was always willing to serve and has assisted in many different ministries over the years. She volunteered to serve wherever she was needed from chaperoning a youth event to cutting cakes at church functions.

Yolanda leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 28 years John Serrano, her three children, Isaac, Anthony and Anna, her parents Hector and Norma Rios, three siblings; Sonia Weidner (Roy), Irivette Reich (Joe), and David Rios (Colleen) and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Yolanda was predeceased by her brother Hector Rios, Jr. (Adrienne).

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