Sara Rebecca York

Published 5:19 am Saturday, November 23, 2019

Sara Rebecca York, nee Leedy, of Kill Devil Hills, died November 21, 2019 at the age of 81. Sara was born on April 15, 1938, to Grace Leedy in Kingsport, Tennessee. She attended Kettering High school and received a degree from Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa. At 23 she met and married William York, also of Kingsport. She and her family lived in Dale City, Va. for 33 years before moving to Kill Devil Hills.

Singing and music were her passion and she was an active member of Outer Banks Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir. She was also an avid bowler and long-time member of the bowling league at the OBX Bowling Center.

Sara is preceded in death by her mother, Grace Leedy, and her brothers, Duane and Fred.  She is survived by husband William York; children Mary (Mendi) Benigni, Mike York and Meredith (Meri) York; and grandchildren Alex Brown, Manni Garcia, Grace Benigni, Nicole York and Alyssa York.

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The funeral service and committal will be held at 11 a.m. at Outer Banks Baptist Church (216 W. First Street Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948) on November 25. Friends and family may view one hour prior. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Albemarle Home Care & Hospice or the Outer Banks Hospital Development Council Cancer Fund. Condolence to the family may be expressed via the online register a  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.