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Fondly known by friends and family as "Kaye," passed away on March 26, 2016 in Washington, DC. Born in Washington, DC, on July 29, 1957, to Emma Lee Murphy and Elisha Lemuel Kornegay, Yolanda attended McKinley Tech in Washington, D.C. After graduating high school Yolanda decided to further her education in her parent''s home state of North Carolina. She attended The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. From there, Yolanda decided to continue her education at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned her degree of Doctor of Medicine. During her tenure at Chapel Hill, Dr. Vaughan was chosen to be a member of the Gamma Chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Yolanda is lovingly remembered by her husband Russell Richardson; son George Brian Vaughan, Esquire; siblings Monalisa Reno, Clifford Earl Hargett Sr., Demitri C. Kornegay, Darryll Lane Kornegay Sr.; mother-in-law Dorothy Davis; father-in-law Russell "Pete" Richardson; sisters-in-law Angela Kornegay, Elaine Neely, Tiffany Neely, Roberta Neely; brothers-in-law Tony Decarris Richardson Sr., Roosevelt Richardson, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and loving friends. Family will receive Guest on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 700 I St. N.E. Washington, DC from 10 a.m. until Celebration of Life at 11 a.m. Interment Private. Services Entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Aquasco, Maryland.

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Published in The Washington Post on Apr. 1, 2016