Yomi ‘Gypsy Ryder’ Philippi
9/15/1968 - 6/2/2020
Ride High in the Skies
and Rest in Peace Sister.
To her biker sisters, she was kind, strong,
loyal, beautiful, respected, unique, and a free spirit like no
other. To the animals she rescued, she was a compassionate,
helpful hero who gave herself to as many warm-blooded creatures
as she possibly could. To those she worked with, she was focused
and dedicated, a salesperson with the buyer’s best interests at
heart. This merely touches the surface of who Gypsy Rider was to
those who knew her.
Yomi was not native to the United States but grew up in
beautiful Venezuela. Leaving her childhood home behind, she left
to pursue a life in South Florida. Her mother and two brothers
remained in Venezuela and in time preceded her in death.
She also left her own furry family behind. Yomi had two dogs,
and one cat that thanks to the biker community she was a part
of, were immediately placed in loving homes. Rescue animals were
her passion and she just couldn’t give enough when it came to
any four-legged friend. She supported many rescue groups with
her time and energy hoping to make a real difference.
Making a difference with animals wasn’t her only passion. She
truly loved her biker sisterhood. As a former member of the
Chrome Angels, Gypsy Ryder rode with strength. She was known and
loved by many. Her friends would agree, she lit up a room with
her presence and her personality was magnetic. If you needed a
hug, Gypsy knew how to give them. She was able to show you love
while making you feel cared for and accepted.
She cared for her co-workers and customers as well. Yomi worked
for Rick Case Honda, as well as Alligator Alley Harley Davidson
in motorcycles sales. But it wasn’t just about the sale… it was
fitting the individual with the right ride that mattered.
Sadly, sometime between the evening of June 1st and June 2nd,
Gypsy Ryder rode into eternity. She died peacefully in her sleep
due to an existing heart condition that took her sweet soul at
the age of 52.
A Celebration of Life and a ride will be planned in her honor
that will be announced at a future date. For more information,
check out her Supportful Fundraising page at https://www.supportful.com/9ca6e19d-606d-42f2-a731-072b47fb914b