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Ya-Sin Yawn
May 31. 2010. Predeceased by his mother, Cheryl Yawn-Clark and his Father, Robert Newman. Survived by his children, N-Dia Gaston Tempest and Ya-Sin Yawn, Jr.; 2 brothers, Bravius Yawn and Anthony McLennan; 2 sisters, Khadija Yawn and Qwigeria Clarke; grandmother, Mary Lou Yawn; fiance, Patricia Starks II; a host of other relatives and friends.
Calling hours Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Metropolitan Funeral Chapels, Inc., 109 West Avenue, 585/436-7730. Funeral Service Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 11:00 AM at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 141 Adams Streeet. Interment Riverside Cemetery.

Published by Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Jun. 8, 2010.
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It's been 7yrs, just sittin' at my desk thinking about you. I always get excited about my birthday and then I think getting that call right after. I miss you brother. One thing I'm glad of is every time I saw you, I got a chance to hug you as tight as I could and see your big ol Smile! I miss you Mickey Mouse!!!
-Lo :)
May 18, 2017
Andre Hockerson
June 3, 2016
I'm missing you like crazy cuz. Wishing you where still here with us in the physical. I know you and auntie watchin over us all but it not the same as y'all being here with us. Rest in love.
Andre Hockerson
June 2, 2014
it has been four yaers to since you past away I miss you your son ya-sin yawn aka yattijr
yasin yawn
May 30, 2014
miss you so much yattijr
ya-sin yawn jr
April 30, 2014
haven't been up here in a min times are getting hard miss you so much trying to get by im working hard on some stuff working at bush gardens love you dad your son ya-sin Malcolm yawn jr aka yattijr
ya-sin yawn jr
April 30, 2014
Today was a trip down memory lane and I found myself here. Looking at this picture of Ya-sin on line. SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST TRULY MISSED. YOU ARE one of those people. Just had to see your smile today Yatti. Just wanted to see your smile ; - )
Desiree Morton
July 30, 2013
Tempest Daddy's Lil Girl Woodard
September 29, 2012
i know you are watching us me n-dia and temp i remember what u said to me before u left to go back to rochester new york ( u said i will always love you and your sisters and your my only son .keep in contact with me ima come back two weeks later he call and said i think ima come down there to see yall and that he loves me and i said i love u to

love you ya-sin malcolm yawn jr
ya-sin yawn
May 2, 2012
Never thought this would happen so early.. I never got the chance to really say my good-bye.. the pain i go through knowing i cant talk to yu hurts.. i miss yu so much nd im sad i cant see yu but ur always in my heart nd i'll always love yu.
Tempest Woodard
April 24, 2012
I remember when Cheryl was pregnant with her first child...Man how the years go by! I remember when Yattie was 12 perhaps 14.....I did not know him as a man. but I remember that smile. God lift up our family.
Jeff Morton
October 1, 2011
Hey my dear and beloved brother, i will always have u and dad in my heart and prayers. The both of you were extrordinary people and will be deeply missed. May god take good care of you and i see you wen i get there.

Your Sister, Sil'Juana(Tinka)Range,Sr.
Sil'Juana Range,Sr.
April 16, 2011
Yatti u will always be missed by me!!!!! I am saddened that you will not be here wit me on my 25th birthday!!! you werer a blessin to me!! LOve you much
Evetta Sides
February 1, 2011
Yatti man I miss you so much it is so hard for me to believe that you are gone but I will always hang on to what you told me R.I.P big cuz
Toma Bonham
December 23, 2010
Yasin was like the older brother i never I had. Always had a smile, had a big passion for music and was a hard-working, dedicated actor. Yatti was a peoples person, and touched everyone around him. To Patricia and the Yawn family, my thoughts and prayers go out to you all. GOD Bless, R.I.P will be missed, but never forgotten......
Timothy Pelote
July 7, 2010
Ya-sin you will foreva live in my heart. You dont miss somthing until its no longer in your reach. I still can't believe that u r gone, but my friend u will neva be forgotten. I love u. Keep smilin and we will see each other again one day.
Toya Gatson
June 22, 2010
Yo Yatti,

We're putting together a compilation album cuzn. Gonna be craaaaazy! All focused around your positive spirit. You already know how the fam gets down so you know we gonna get it all the way in.
Ritty Ganz
June 21, 2010
ya-sin you were a blessing to many and you will never be forgotten. you are loved by many an you will be missed by many.. love ya
chelsea walters
June 20, 2010
ya'sin you will be greatly missed and you will always be in my heart , you where the laughter ,joy, and encouragement to many , your smile lit up the room your hugs were comforting in the short time i knew you yatti you impacted my life and made a lasting impression in my fathers house are many mansions and yatti you finally have yours love you legina
legina perdue-mcclary
June 15, 2010
ya'sin you will always be in my heart you were the laughter needed and the encourager , your smile lit up the room and brightened the day . for the short time i knew you , you impacted my life , and when your face flash across my memory all i can see is that wonderful smile and thats how i will always see you smiling) in my fathers house there are many mansions and ya sin you finally have your mansion
regina perdue-mcclary
June 15, 2010
To the Yawn family,
I am sad to hear of your loss and I am praying for the hand of God to keep you safe and strong through these trying times.
Sis Darlene Bullock
Darlene Bullock
June 15, 2010
Im gonna miss u my friend.I was just a teenager when i met u and its so hard to believe that ur gone.No matter how much time went by any and every time i saw u it was madd love.....REST IN PEACE
Nona Pritchett
June 14, 2010
I love ya man and cant believe you are gone. We always had good conversation and laughter when I saw you in the hood. You were a good man and will not be forgotten. God Bless you family.
Willie Lightfoot
June 14, 2010
You will be missed and always remembered through the legacies that you left behind. WIsh we could have known more of you in your adult life. They say god calls home the good first. REST IN PEACE. Love and peace shall prevail. Love your fam
Stacey Smith
June 13, 2010
Khadija, Bravius, Khalif, Qwigeria,

Today is the first day after the home going of Ya-Sin. Yesterday was a day filled with pain and emotion and one that I will never forget. As I sat through the service yesterday, I felt your mother spirit all over me. I know Yatti is in a better place and I know that Cheryl is estatic to have her baby home. Imagine this if you will, heaven having one big reggae party!! I just want you all to know you that you all are in my prayers and blessings to the family & fiancee and my god watch, protect and strengthen you all during this most difficult time.

Love always,
Dru Coleman
June 11, 2010
dear Yattie r.i.p. even thought i only met u once and dint know u personally i still feel hurt bcuz u were such good/close friend to my brother larry and my cousin rachel n u came all da way down to nyc with dem to celebrate my bday with me n i will always remember dat may u rest in peace my brother..
Tonetta (tish) Norman
June 11, 2010
I met Ya-Sin for the first and only time when he played a part in a play earlier this year. I told him how amazing he was and how his character was truly inspiring. I could sense that he had a beautiful spirit. I wish I had the chance to get to know him. I know he is in the Master's care now and safe from this wicked world. I cannot believe he is no longer with us. He has the most beautiful smile and kind spirit. I will be praying for the family. Ya-sin will always be with you.

God Bless,

Judy (Merriwether) Browne
Judy Browne
June 11, 2010
Ya-Sin, You were a good friend, good worker, and a good soul. We will all miss your easy smile and playful laugh. Peace be with you. Di & Ty Dibble
Ty Dibble
June 10, 2010
My prayers and condolences go out to the family. A tragic loss of a beautiful person.
Nicole Kea
June 10, 2010
Kalif, your family has been through sooo much but it's been said that the Lord's children got through a lot of turmoil to see brighter days.. Ya-sin is hangin wit ya mom and my dad in a better place. He probably feels sorry that we're still here. You will see ya brother and mom again Kalif just stay strong. Don't forget who you are and what life is... we're made for this and hundreds of billions of people have gone through this, including me. What makes you any weaker than any of us? Nothing. You've always been strong , please don't lose yourself. Besides you got us, true "people" who love you and need you to live life abundantly so that we can live the same. I love you Kalif and May God Bless your sisters and your brother's hearts, hold the rest of your family together bae..I LOVE YOU and call me when u can (if u take too long ima call u).
Monica Bain (851-4515)
Monica Bain
June 10, 2010
June 10, 2010
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Ya-Sin. He was a good friend of our family and he will be greatly missed. May God bless all of you and may you find peace in knowing that God makes no mistakes.
Evetta Medlin
June 10, 2010
May God be with you during this most personal time. Yatti will always be remembered as a stand-up guy. God bless the Yawn family.
Kevin Noble
June 10, 2010
Bravius, I met you at the hospital. Im sorry for your loss. Your brother will be truly missed. May God bless you and keep your mind in perfect peace. (Sister Kay)
June 10, 2010
R.I.P. Your will be missed. May God bless your family.
June 10, 2010
I was proud and honored to have met you,I enjoyed watching you act.May you R.I.P and I will keep your family in my prayers
Kim Cromartie
June 10, 2010
Our prayers and condolences are with Khadija and the Yawn family. may the memories and love of this beloved brother eclipse the heart ache of the family. May the Lord bless you all.
Terrance Anderson
June 9, 2010
May God bless the family.

A Walker
June 9, 2010
I did not know Ya-Sin on a personal level, I just remember him visiting our church with Patricia. He always had such a pleasant and warm disposition; very easy to entreat. My heart aches for his children, Patricia, his siblings, grandmother and ALL those who loved him. I pray that God will bring peace and understanding in the days ahead.
Jewel Rogers
June 9, 2010
June 09, 2010
To: Bravius, Khalif, Khadija, Qwigeria, Mary Lou (Mom), Ya-Sin's children, his fiance' and family and friends; Words of comfort are hard to express; especially when I suffer the pain of losing Ya-Sin as well. Cheryl was a dear friend and a good person. Her spirit lives on in her children (and grandchildren) and Ya-Sin's spirit will live on in his children. I am proud to be a part of the "extended" family and have you ALWAYS AND FOREVER in my prayers. We miss all of those who have passed on but hope to see them again in a better time and place. "Love Never Dies." Love to you all.
Samantha Davidson
June 9, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Colleen Williams
June 9, 2010
My condolences to the entire Yawn Clan! May Ya-Sin R.I.P.
Ruby Lockhart
June 9, 2010
I'm so sorry for the family loss. He was a awesome person and had a beautiful spirit again my thoughts and prayer is with the family. May God comfort you all in your time of grivance.

-Glenda Hunter Rochester, New York
June 9, 2010
I don't have too many words that can express how i feel cuzn. Many people did not know you like the "special ones" did. Man, oh man Devine (that's what we call him as well) We go sooo far back like wut '87? That big 'ol smile i will never get out of my mind. I remember I showed you how to make beats on Genessee St(927) You ran with it and got nice boy! I will be talking with you soon. Stay up cuzn. Love Is Love. Rhythm (Ritty)
Marc (Rhythm) Thomas
June 9, 2010

You are still my fam, no matter what happens. This is crazy my dude. I can't begin to tell you how much i love you cuzn. Just got that voicemail from u two days before. Me, You, Dre,Lyrico, Money, Mello, T smooth, Hassaan, Bravius and Khalif go WAYYY back. Before most of the "NEW" friends knew who you were. You definitely touched my life and i will never forget you. That big 'ol smile.... i can't seem to shake it out of my mind. Rest assured, GOD got you now....YOU GOOD baby! No more of this stressful and difficult life on Earth. Devine (as we call him as well) I want you to take care of yourself on this trip up there to the pearly gates. Can't believe my fam is gone tho.....Tell Auntie i said HAAAY NOOOW! And oh yeah......u thought i forgot boy??? GIVE IT SOME LIP!!!!!....LOL. LOVE U ALWAYS CUZ.
Marc (Rhythm) Thomas
June 9, 2010
to the family of Ya-sin i must say that this is a tremendous loss and my deepest sympathy goes to you all. i look at Ya-sin(devine) as my older brother. whenever we see each other he would yell at me for loosing contact or for anything he could(but always in a loving manner)but he woiuld not want us to cry he would walk into a room and smile and say why is everybody looking so sad.he was a great great man and i loved him dearly he will be missed,so big brother until i see you again love you always....
mitzi mason
June 9, 2010
You were a good man who left us way too soon. I'm glad I got the chance to know you. Rest in Peace, man.
Judy Clay
June 9, 2010
Ya-Sin was a warm and wonderful man with a beautiful heart. My heartfelt condolences to Ya-Sin's family and fiancee, Patricia, for your profound loss. May God give you peace and strength to carry on through this very difficult time.
Laura Thomas
June 9, 2010
Life on earth may be done but god wanted you to come up with him and be that angel that covers over the family.To your wife to be hold on to gods unchanging hands theres going to be bad days and always think about the memories you guys shared be strong and you will be in my prayers and the yawn family!
melissa coleman
June 9, 2010
Yasin u r an Angel without any doubt in my mind. You were such and Awesome person full of Love and Hugs! God is Love and i'm sure he opened his pearly gates for YOU! You will be greatly missed your family will be in my prayers daily!
Ericka Siplin
June 9, 2010
June 8, 2010
May God Bless You all; especially his children and fiance'. I cannot imagine what you are going through but I will continue to pray for you...Egraham
Eileen Graham
June 8, 2010
You will be missed alot from my son kenny s. He worked with ya sin. I meet him only at thanksgiving. I'm so sorry for your lost. may the angels be with you.
annette seymour
June 8, 2010
yatty, my dearest comrade and best freind i will allways be there with you at all times, i miss you and tyhe many things we shared and enjoyed together,you will be dearly missed
hakeem gibbs
June 8, 2010
You will be forever missed, my friend. Your smile always lit up the UR Residential Life Office.
Keisha Brookins
June 8, 2010
To my loving family, truly, this is a time when there are no earthly words adequate enough to render null and void, the ache of our hearts. How can we express the magnitude of pain and grief we feel at this time? I have been comforted by a word the Holy Spirit of the Lord reminded me of. A word that was given recently during a church service which I want to share with you. The minister said, 'There is no comfort for Anger, (which is touching us all) it only wants what it wants and nothing more. There is, however, comfort for the grieving heart and soul. So, when you're angry cry out to the Lord and ask Him to turn your anger into sorrow and grief so that His Holy Spirit can comfort you.' Who, but the Father, knew these words would be needed now.

Holy Spirit, you and you alone can comfort my family at this time. I call upon you and the ministering angels assigned to us during this time to minister the heart of our loving Father to us all. Also, help us respond to His love so we can be helped and held during this extremely difficult time. In the name of the Lord Most High, Amen.

Love you so much Yatti! Love you so much! Who will ever forget your SMILE, for you had one for everyone.
Desiree Morton
June 8, 2010
Only God knows the time and Only by His permission We all will leave this Earth The great pain will one day pass but the love will never pass GodBless you Pat and the family Your Bro and Sis Myron and Karis Moxlry We LoveYou Allways
myron moxley
June 8, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Big cousin Ya-sin, you are greatly missed and I wish I had the opportunity to know you better. I will always remember our conversation. Much love to the Yawn family.
Rashid Jarrell
June 8, 2010
fam i love and miss yall trust i will pray 4 u all. i got u yatti track 14bounse track its the one u made 4 me back in like 92-93 but any ways i told u u was going 2 live through da song 4ever. one love peace and love 4life bounds get at me wish i was home with u
brian (rocwell)nelson
June 8, 2010
My deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family . I met Ya-sin (aka Sinbad or as i liked to call him Jiffy Pop cuz of his hat he wore at work). I painted with him at the U of R for 3 yrs . I will always remember his smile and his outlook on life . He was a great friend and ALWAYS there for a friend in need. The world has been robbed of a very special and talented person.
Ya-sin paint them skys for me , U know how i like those bright colors. I always looked at you as a little brother to me . I loved ya bro you knew that . I'm soo glad i at least had a chance to know you . We will paint together again someday.
You will be missed; but forever in our hearts.
Your friend,
Syndi Carlo
Syndi Carlo
June 8, 2010
My prayers go out to the family, Yasin gave me a word of encouragement when I went through a tuff situation and always was a positive person, always remeber you have a permanate ANGLE that will always look out for you.
Latoya Bollar
June 8, 2010
To Patricia and the Yawn Family.

Ya-sin always had a warm embrace and wonderful smile whenever we met. We will remember him as a talented actor, caring friend, and a man of peace. Our condolences and prayers to you in this time of loss.

Djed and Stephanie Snead
June 8, 2010
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Roberta Kellum
June 8, 2010
My condolences to the Yawn family. I knew Ya-sin for 20 years. He will be greatly missed. You were so full of hugs. Until we meet again my friend, let your wings spread wide to guide your family through this troubling time.
Alisha Black
June 8, 2010
Tia Booker
June 8, 2010
To Mary Lou and Ya-Sin's siblings be strong, take care of each other like your mother would want you to do, God bless you and stay together as a family.

Aunt Yvonne(Hazel's Sister) (Trenton NJ)
June 8, 2010
Dearest Yawn Family,

Words alone cannot express our sympathy on the untimely death of your beloved fiance, father, brother and friend. To say that his time with us was far too short is an understatement. The reality is that he will be sorely missed by all who loved and knew him.

No doubt the outpouring of sympathy you have received since his parting has been of some consolation. Hopefully it will serve as a reminder to you of how well-loved and liked he was.

I hope that you and your family will find peace and comfort in knowing that his suffering is over and that his just rewards await him.

May God bless you and your wonderful family.

Yours In Faith,

Mrs. Juanita Harvey & Family
Juanita Harvey
June 8, 2010
Yatti you were a good person and I am glad I had the oppurtunity to meet you! MAY GOD BLESS YOU! You will forever be missed! With love and blessings Stephanie kittles
June 8, 2010
Take comfort in knowing that Earth has NO sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. To Patricia and The Yawn Family, you are in my prayers at this most difficult time. Rest in Peace, Yatti...
Jennifer Boutte
June 8, 2010
My sincerest condolences & prayers go out to the Yawn family in this time of grief. This is not a loss for you all. Continue to celebrate Yasin's life and that wonderful smile he carried and that big heart he had for those that meant so much to him. I will continue to pray for you all.
Deonna Edwards
June 8, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Jacqueline Wearen
June 8, 2010
ya-sin was a great person he was love by everybody I knew ya-sin since 1983 he was like family. always calling me Auntie Ramona since my sister pat and cheryl was the best of friends that's how I gotten to Know ya-sin over the years. his mother babysit my daughter when I live on frost ave and they live in olean so my prayer go out to the family at this time of grief. and ya-sin will always be in my heart love the Sherman and Stamps and Gray Family
Ramona Gray
June 8, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
RoseMarie Powell
June 8, 2010
Ya-sin it seems like yesterday as I can remember your smile your kind words the hugs that you would give each time I came around. i remember when I use to babysit you how we would laugh about it after I started dating your cousin and then later marrying into your family. You have always treated me like family and there wasn't a time that when I left your presence you always would tell me that you love me. I will always remember that!! I love you but God loves you the most.
Rest in Peace!
Your cousin Janice Yawn
June 8, 2010
Probably the kindest, most gentle man I've ever had the honor of knowing. You had a smile that could melt even the toughest of hearts. Rest in Peace, my friend.
Gina Elliott
June 8, 2010
Praying for the Family..Yatti you will always be loved and remembered...I LOVE YOU AND WILL SEE YOU AGAIN.
Martine Lemik
June 8, 2010
To The Yawn and woodard Family.May Gods grace and mercey carry you and familythru. Your son ya-sin is in his resting place.He will be truly Missed,and he's now with the man above, that's the Kingdom of HAVEN. Sleep on YA-SIN,take your rest, We loved you DEARLY but God Loved YOU BEST. YA-SIN RIP. From A Friend Jackie Wearen.
Jackie Wearen
June 8, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Toni Walker-Coleman
June 8, 2010
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Jonathan Searles
June 8, 2010
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