Yvonne Bagwell


Mrs. Yvonne White Bagwell, 82, wife of the late Earl Thomas Bagwell, passed away suddenly at her home at Smith Beach in Eastville on July 21, 2023. She also was predeceased by her parents, Leroy B. White Sr. and Alma F. White and sister, Winifred Titus.

She is survived by her daughters, Susan Bagwell Miller (Keith Miller), of Cheriton, and Pattie W. Bagwell (Phil Card), of Richmond. She has two grandchildren, Curtis E. Heath and Lauren K. Heath, of Eastville. She is also survived by three siblings, Judith Witt, of Virginia Beach, Jacqueline Diener, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Leroy B. White Jr., of Norfolk, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was born in Norfolk and was a member of the lost class of 1959 of Granby High School. She studied medical technology after high school, and that brought her to the Eastern Shore in the early 1960s to work at NAM hospital in Nassawadox. There she joined the local community and met Earl T. Bagwell.

She was an avid bridge player and went on to run the local duplicate bridge club. After the birth of her children, she began a long line of entrepreneurial activities. She was a certified financial planner, an Amway representative, built an apartment building, and bought other investment property. In 1987 she spawned her first clam and stayed in the clam aquaculture business until her death.

She was a very passionate political advocate. She ran for Northampton Board of Supervisors twice and helped many Libertarian candidates.

Yvonne was a big-hearted, outspoken, straight-talking woman who was fierce in her support of her loved ones.

Plans for her memorial service will be announced soon.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at foxfuneralhomes.com

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