She’d flood her house with pink decorations, from the ceilings to her front windows. She’d pack candy in Chinese takeout containers for her five children — Snickers bars, Butterfingers, Reese’s cups. She loved celebrating love.
“That day was just special for me,” she said.
But this year, on Feb. 10, Yelverton’s mother died from heart trouble.
And six days later, two of Yelverton’s sons were shot dead outside a cousin’s home in East Mount Airy.