Yondell L. Land


Mr. Yondell L. Land, 84, of Mayo, FL, went home to be with the Lord on July 23, 2018 at Haven Hospice in Lake City, FL. Yondell was born March 21, 1934 in Mayo, Florida to Mr. George W. Land and Mrs. Estelle E. Land. He was a graduate of Lafayette High School. Yondell was of the Church of God faith and a longtime member of the Alton Church of God. He worked in several different professions, but his heart was always in farming and he returned home to Mayo where he resumed operating the family farm. Yondell was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be remembered as a selfless man who was liked by all who met him. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, working in the yard, reading, and rooting for the Gators. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Estelle Land, and a daughter, Salina Land Pearson, in 1997. He is survived by; his wife of 62 years, Marie Land, of Mayo; 2 daughters, Cindy L. McCray, and husband Henry, and Tamara L. Pridgeon, and husband "Boogie", all of Mayo; his brother, "Red" Land, and wife Alice, of Mayo; 2 sisters, Joyce Koon and Dwala McCray, both of Mayo; 7 grandchildren, Justin McCray, Stephen McCray, Lance McCray, and wife Jenna, Darby Pearson, Andy Pridgeon, and wife Misti, Brian Pridgeon, and Amy Koon, and husband "Rooster"; 8 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Funeral services will be held at 4:00PM on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Alton Church of God with Bro. Tim Hamm and Bro. Dale Croft officiating. Interment will follow in Alton Cemetery. The family will receive friends starting one hour prior to the service. All arrangements are under the care of Burns Funeral Home of Mayo. Friends may sign the online guest book at www.joepburnsfuneralhomes.com
Published on July 30, 2018
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