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Obituary for Mary "Missy" York

Mary “Missy” McDaniel York, age 59 of Lakemont, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on May 24, 2021 at Emory University Hospital surrounded by her husband and daughters. Missy was the wife of Gary York. They shared almost 31 years together.

Missy was born on March 6, 1962 in Norfolk, Virginia to the late Sam and Mildred McDaniel.

She was a member of Battle Branch Baptist Church. She enjoys taking cruises with her husband, going to the beach, North Georgia Wineries, hanging out by the pool, but more than anything she enjoyed spending time with her grandsons, friends and family. She will be remembered by her strength, strong will, and her huge loving heart.

She graduated from St. Margaret’s Academy in Tappahannock, Virginia in 1981. After high school she attended Ferrum College in Ferrum, Virginia. After Ferru she became a travel agent for CI Travel. She graduation Piedmont College with a BS in Early Childhood Education. She then furthered her education at Walden University, where she received a Masters of Education in Reading and Early Literacy. She was a retired teacher of over 20 years from Rabun County Elementary School where she taught 4th grade.

She is survived by her husband, Gary York; two daughters, Katie York (Daniel Wilson) and Colby Robinette (Thomas Robinette); two grandsons, Rylan and Rhett Robinette; brother, Cary McDaniel (Cindy); nephews, Sam McDaniel (Jordan) and Joe McDaniel (Tori). She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Mildred McDaniel; father-in-law, J.P. York and beloved aunt, Gail Morton.

The family will have a memorial service on Friday, June 4th, at 2:00 pm at Battle Branch Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Battle Branch Baptist Church or Sid Weber Foundation in memory of Missy York.