Yvonne Jones Obit

Mrs. Yvonne Jones
Aug. 09, 1947 – March 20, 2017
Yvonne JonesA Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday, March 24 at 11 a.m. at the St. Augustine Catholic Church of Melrose, with entombment following in the church’s mausoleum. The family will receive friends at a wake/visitation on the preceding Thursday evening at the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home Chapel from 5-9 p.m. A recitation of the Holy Rosary will start at 7:30 p.m. during the wake service.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that contributions be made in her name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Center 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Services under the direction of the Winnfield Memorial Funeral Home.

Yvonne Marie Jones, 69, passed on at her longtime residence on March 20, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Yvonne was born to the parentage of the late Avis Chelette Jones and Victor Edward Jones, Sr. in Pineville on Aug. 9, 1947; the oldest of six children which blessed this union.

Yvonne married her beloved college sweetheart, Nolan Joseph Jones Jr. of Melrose in 1971. From this union, they were blessed with three children; two daughters, Sonia Jones Huntsberry and Shante’ Jones LaCour, and one son, Nolan Jones, III.

Yvonne attended St. James Elementary School in Alexandria. She graduated from A. Wettermark High School in Boyce. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL) in Lafayette. Yvonne graduated from the Nursing program at USL in 1969. She began her career working in the hospital system as a labor and delivery nurse. Yvonne was then hired as the first school nurse of Natchitoches Parish. Yvonne went on to coordinate the school program from 1977-2006 with astounding tender loving care.

In addition to the care she gave the children of the parish, she was the Vice President of Parish Counsel, Vice President of Christian Mothers at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Lector and Eucharistic Minister at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Board Member of Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball Program, Ambassador for St. Jude Children’s Hospital Research Program, and a member of the initial chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority at USL.

Yvonne was known for her countless hours of nursing services to the community of Cane River. Yvonne found joy in dancing, attending sporting events, traveling and serving her church community. After retirement she looked forward to spending time with her grandchildren.

Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents, Avis Chelette Jones and Victor Jones Sr., her nephew, Chad Jones, her father-in-law, Nolan Jones Sr., her mother-in-law, Florence Long Jones and her sister-in-law, Linda Jones Davis.

Mourning her departure, but cherishing the memories made are devoted husband, Nolan Jones Jr. of Melrose; her three children, Sonia Jones Huntsberry of Huffman, Texas (Hayward), Shante’ Jones LaCour of Spring,Texas and Nolan Jones III of Melrose; her sisters, Peggy Braxton of Natchitoches (Calvin), Rita Jones of Cloutierville, Patricia Roque of Natchez (Darrell), Susie Winston of Natchitoches (John); her brothers, Victor Jones Jr. of Natchez (Deloris), Jerry Jones of Cloutierville (Marie), Kenneth Metoyer of San Diego, Cali. (Sylvia); her four grandchildren, Reagan LaCour, Aubrey LaCour, Mikaila Huntsberry, and Brailyn Huntsberry; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

8 thoughts on “Yvonne Jones Obit

  1. She was a blessing to all she met, young and old had a special place for her. I will keep her family in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. My condolences to the entire Jones Family. I remember Mrs. Jones as the school nurse for years. She was always so beautiful and caring. May you find peace and comfort in your cherished memories.

  3. She was a loving, very dear person. Always having a bent ear for whatever the concern might be at that time. Always kept that beautiful smile on her beautiful face but with a serious heart and caring spirit.
    You’re are going to be missed Yvonne, but you deserve your rest. May God bless you and let you rest in his blessed arms. Amen.

  4. So sorry to hear your sad news. Yvonne was a loving person. Worked with her at NPSB for years. Your family will be in my prayers. God bless y’all

  5. Knowing and working with Yvonne for many years enriched my life personally. She was as delightful as she was sincere and dedicated. This world is a much much better pls e because she was part of it a d I am a better person for having known and lo ed this beautiful woman.
    My heart goes out to her family May the God who shone through her .life be a comfort to you at this time of .loss.

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