Bobby Jean Yoder, age 59, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin.

Bobby was born February 4, 1960 in Tazwell County, Virginia. Bobby was one of the most amazing, hardworking mothers. She never met a stranger and was the grandmother of the century. She was loved by everyone who got to know her. Ms. Yoder was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Eugene and Idna Gladys Yates; brother, Timmy Yoder; and first husband, Joseph Haney.

Surviving are her sons, Joey Haney and spouse Courtney of North Wilkesboro, Randy Dowell and spouse Chelsea of North Wilkesboro, Joshua Dowell and spouse Nicole of Ronda; Gary Conley of Hays (nephew); grandchildren, Preston Dowell, Dominic Haney, Kaitlyn Haney, Kierstin Dowell, Haylie Dowell, Zach Dowell, Emma Hartley, Journey Haney, Jedidiah Haney, Caston Dowell; siblings, Connie Jo Dodson of Winston Salem, Gerrie Hildebrand of Clemmons, Bessie Diane Hall of Wilkesboro, Robbie Yoder of Florida, Teressa Grey and Arlene Morgan both of Tennessee; nieces, Shannon Campbell and Crystal Conley, among other nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of life will be held from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Crossfire United Methodist Church with Rev. Steve Smith officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis Place, Tennessee, 38105-9956.

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