Lessie Evona York

Published 1:09 pm Sunday, March 13, 2022

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Lessie Evona York, 84, daughter of the late James and Lessie York of Mocksville, died on March 9, 2022 in Palm Springs, Calif.

She was a well-known local radio and television personality in the mid-50s. Evona lived in Mexicali, Mexico for more than 25 years. She taught English and music at the University of Mexicali for 15 years. After retiring, she became a well-known international translator of English/Spanish documents and books.

Evona is survived by: a son, James Thomson of 29 Palms, Calif.; 2 brothers, John G. York of Advance and Brantley York of Sumter, S.C.; several grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

No memorial service is planned due to the California Covid restrictions.