Mrs. Yvonne Jones
Aug. 09, 1947 – March 20, 2017
A 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.