Faye R. Yuill was born in Memphis, Tennessee on February 19,1929. She was one of the second set of fraternal twins born to Arthur D. Robinson and Mattie Earthman Robinson. The twins were named Emma Faye Robinson and Elmer Kaye Robinson.
Faye graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1947. She attended and graduated from LeMoyne College (nka LeMoyne-Owen) in Memphis where she met George W. Yuill from West Virginia. Faye and George married on June 5, 1948. Faye and George moved to Ohio in 1954 where they lived the rest of their 55 years of married life. Faye and George adopted their beloved daughter Falyce Anita Yuill as a baby in 1957. Faye was a teacher and librarian at Central Elementary School in Urbancrest until she retired in 1981.
Faye and George were devoted members of Bethany Baptist church in Columbus after joining May 14, 1967 by letter of transfer from their former church in Urbancrest, OH.
Faye joined the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. through the Phi Alpha Chapter at LeMoyne College in 1951. She transferred to Gamma Zeta Zeta Chapter in Columbus, OH in 1954. While a member of Gamma Zeta Zeta Chapter she became the chapter's first National Life Member in 1984. While health allowed Faye was a very active member of the sorority; serving as president of the local chapter from 1965 -1966, and as chair of various committees. She participated on the State, Regional and National level. During her tenure as Chapter President, she was instrumental in bring the Sorority's National president to Columbus to serve as guest speaker for the Chapter's Woman of the Year Luncheon.
They built their beautiful house in Teakwood Heights in 1968 and resided there for almost sixty years. Faye was very active in the Teakwood Heights Civic Association. She was considered by many as “Mrs. Teakwood” and the “Neighborhood Activist” due to her fervent advocacy for street lighting to dealing with nearby airport noise. As Co-Chairman of the Teakwood Heights Civic Association, she became the vociferous spokesperson in the six-year battle with the Airport that ended with soundproofing of many homes involving new windows, doors, insulation and other upgrades all of which came to the attention of a local newspaper.
Faye went home to the Lord the morning of September 4, 2021 at the home of her devoted niece Faye Bartholomew in Richmond, VA.
Faye was preceded in death by her husband George, her daughter Falyce as well as her twin brother Elmer Kaye Robinson, and her sisters Edwina Robinson Franks, Marie Robinson Veazey, and Bernice Robinson Bartholomew and brothers Edwin A. Robinson and Arthur D. Robinson, Jr. She is mourned by her sister-in-law Dorothy J. Robinson, her cousins Valentine Robinson and Loraine Phillips, and her best friend Fannie Davis West all of Memphis, TN, her nieces and nephews Carroll Dennis Bartholomew and Faye Bartholomew of Richmond VA, Patricia Marie Schadl of Atlanta, GA, Chrystal Veazey-Watson of Livingston, NJ, Karen Bartholomew Easley of Glendale, AZ, Veronica Yuill Holley of Columbus, OH, and Robert W. Franks, DeWitt Robinson, Gerald Robinson, Keith Robinson, Kendall Robinson, and Claudia Robinson all of Memphis, TN. She is also mourned by many great and great-great nieces and nephews, her devoted caregiver Kim Weddington, Teakwood Heights neighbors, Zeta Sorority Sisters, the Bethany Baptist Church family and numerous former students and friends.
Home going celebration 11AM Friday, September 17, 2021 at Bethany Baptist Church, 959 Bulen Ave, Columbus, Ohio, 43206. Family will receive friends 10AM until time of service. Interment, Greenlawn Cemetery, 1000 Greenlawn Ave., Columbus, Ohio, 43223. Arrangements entrusted to SMOOT FUNERAL SERVICES, 4019 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, Ohio, ML Smoot, Director, 614-444-1463, www.smootfuneral.com
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