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September 12, 2023
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Georgie Lee Yarbrough Cecil, 95, passed away on September 12, 2023. Services will begin Saturday, September 23, 2023 with a visitation from 10 – 10:30 am at her church, New Zion Baptist Church, 1501 Louis Coleman Jr. Drive, followed by graveside service at Green Meadow Cemetery.
Georgie was born April 6, 1928 to the late George, Jr. and Delilah Barnett. She was the second of three girls. Ms. Georgie confessed a hope and belief in Christ at an early age and was baptized (Little Zion). She served the Lord with gladness at New Zion Baptist Church under Rev. C.J. Cunningham and Rev. A. Russell Awkard.
Ms. Georgie received her education in the Louisville Independent Schools where she was a proud graduate of Louisville Central High School, class of 1946 ½. Ms. Georgie retired from employment with the City of Louisville and Jefferson County. Her passion in life was traveling and serving the Lord with gladness at New Zion Baptist Church. Ms. Georgie traveled these United States, Canada, Europe and the Holy Land. Ms Georgie was most proud of her role as wife, mother and grandmother. She loved and cherished her family.
She was preceded in death by her husbands: Robert R Yarbrough and Joseph Cecil; son, Larry R.R. Yarbrough, and sisters: Anna Louise Gaines and Emma Mae Barnett. She leaves to cherish her memory, sons: Michael R. Yarbrough (Jacque) and Walter J. Rhodes Jr.; daughters: Phyllis Morton (Kenneth), Patricia K. Yarbrough and Waltetta “ Mimi” Rhodes; grandchildren: Karona, Keisha, Karla, Nichole, Michael Jr, Rodrique, Timothy, Jimiah, Janesha, Darren JaiLynn, Javontez and a host of relatives, friends and church family.
While she is no longer physically with us her legacy will live on through each of us that she impacted in her own way.“Ms. Georgie was one of those people in life who could make you LAUGH a little louder, SMILE a little bigger and LIVE a little bit better”