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Norfolk Apostolic Church
Wednesday September 8th, 2021
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Wednesday September 8th, 2021

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Yolanda Serrano

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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A candle was lit in memory of Yolanda Serrano

Robin Oct 6 2021 7:48 PM

Miss you my dear friend. You always made me laugh at the craziest time\'s. Rest In Peace.

Robin Oct 6 2021 7:48 PM

My sincerest heartfelt condolences and prayers for the Serrano family! Yolanda was an incredible mom I had the opportunity of meeting her at Tallwood High School when she came to check on the children or bringing them food to share with their class and she always would sebd or bring me food she was a very sweet person who loved God and wasn't afraid to share her testimony and love for God and her family! May God give you strength and comfort you all during this time of transition! Deepest Sympathy. Ophelia Joyner Green
Former Office Associate at Tallwood High School

Ophelia Joyner Greem Sep 21 2021 4:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Yolanda Serrano

Lynn Olivencia Sep 11 2021 11:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Yolanda Serrano

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Yolanda was always such a big help in the clinic doing screening time. Hope you find peace knowing she is in good hands. Nurse Kathy Sep 11 2021 7:51 PM

So very sorry for this tragic loss.

Margie Guare Sep 11 2021 11:29 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Yolanda Serrano

Noelle Carrino Sep 10 2021 10:48 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Yolanda Serrano

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A candle was lit in memory of Yolanda Serrano

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A candle was lit in memory of Yolanda Serrano

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