We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Sacred Funeral Home
Yetta Lisa (Harrell) Jones was born November 13, 1960, to Lagrant Faust and Dolores (Dunnavant) Harrell, both of whom preceded her in death. Yetta was a beautiful, vibrant, intelligent, and fun-loving individual who enjoyed life!
She was born and raised in East St. Louis, Illinois. She was a 1978 graduate from ESTL Senior High School, where she was a proud Flyers cheerleader for three years. After graduating high school, Yetta enlisted in the United States Army. During her military service, she met and married her first husband, William Jackson. Two children were born into this union. After leaving the military, Yetta returned to school to attain both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Webster University. She would later reunite and marry her high school sweetheart, Mr. Donald Jones, who was by her side as she transitioned.
Yetta loved her family. She had a big heart and enough love to go around, but it was her love for her children Carmen (Jackson) Hayes and Johnathan Jackson that brought flutters to her heart. And nothing brought twinkles to her eyes like the sight and sounds of her grandchildren, Lisa and Xander Hayes, except maybe a touchdown by the Denver Broncos. She was an excellent swimmer, who also loved to cook, eat, and skate. Did We mention she was a devoted Denver Broncos fan?
Yetta was the fifth of six sisters. Although, in truth, she was not the youngest of the sisters, she fancied herself to be the “baby sister” and reminded everyone over and over for 61 years.
Yetta never wavered in her love and devotion to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Her # 1 steadfast and ultimate life mission was to serve the Lord and share stories of his goodness with others. On August 5, 2022, she took her last breath and, without a doubt in her heart, waited patiently to hear her Lord say, “Well done, Yetta Lisa Jones, you can come on in.”
She leaves many relatives and friends to celebrate her life, including her brother Paris Elbert and sisters, Stacey Procter, Karen McCollum, Denise Harrell, Rhonda Harrell, Edna Haney, and Nicole Lewis (who also preceded her in death). Additionally, there are nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and several sisters/friends, all of whom loved her dearly and will cherish her memory.