Jeanette Yarbrough

June 3 1934 - October 14, 2022

Jeanette Yarbrough

June 3 1934 - October 14, 2022


The Journey of life we have gathered to celebrate began in the year 1934. Franklin D. Roosevelt served as President. The average income was $1,545.00 per year and the average home cost $4,525.00. One could buy a new Ford for $550.00 and fill the tank with gasoline at $0.20 cents per gallon. One gallon of milk cost $0.56 cents and a loaf of bread was $0.09 cents. It was during those quintessential times that on Sunday, June 3, 1934, Hoy Jones and Dora Gaines-Jones of Tullahassee, Oklahoma, welcomed their first baby girl to their family. They named her Jeanette Jones.

At a very young age of 3 after the death of her mother Dora, Jeanette’s dad moved Jeanette, two brothers Ruben Jones, Arnnett Jones and one sister Addie Lee Jones-Hatcher to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jeanette’s father later married Lillie Green of Tulsa.

Jeanette attended Dunbar Elementary, Carver Junior High and Booker T. Washington “Class of 1953.” “Go Hornets!” She loved fellowshipping with her classmates, the football games and class dances. She was a dancer, loved doing the twist out on the floor, and even taught us a few steps. Her favorite sport was football, and her favorite professional team was the Dallas Cowboys. While watching her games, she always had her favorite soda “Pepsi,” and there was nothing better to have to help her push her Dallas Cowboys to a win.

On September 1, 1951, God joined together Jeanette and the love of her life, Elder Will Yarbrough for 71 years. This union was blessed with 4 children, Linda J. Yarbrough-Nash, Anita Yarbrough-Chappell, Delano D. Yarbrough and Rico Yarbrough.

Under the leadership of the late Pastor Theodore Rowland, Pastor of Mt. Rose Missionary Baptist Church, Jeanette was baptized April 21, 1957.

In 1959 Pastor Andrew D. Phillips of Omaha, Texas moved to Tulsa and became the Pastor of the historical Mount Rose Baptist Church after the passing of Theordore Rowland. Jeanette loved attending church with her family. For many years Jeanette was a faithful member of the Mount Rose Baptist Church, served as an Usher and on the finance committee. In 2003, Jeanette moved her membership to Metropolitan Baptist Church, serving faithfully under the leadership of Dr. Ray A. Owens. She faithfully worked in the nursery with the children.

June 4, 1991, Jeanette received her Complimentary Degree of Queen of the South of Phyllis Wheatley Chapter No. 43, Eastern Star, located in Tulsa and worked under a Charter from the Grand Chapter of the State of Oklahoma. She held the position of Worthy Matron for many years.

Jeanette was employed by Hillcrest hospital working as a Nurse Aid for several years. Her family encouraged her to get her GED. She made up her mind and accomplished it and was offered the position at Hillcrest as a Unit Secretary. She held this position until retirement. During her retirement she worked part-time at John Burroughs Elementary and Edison Middle School with special need children. She also worked part-time as a school crossing guard helping children cross the street.

Jeanette cherished her family and her home. Spending time with loved ones was a top priority. She enjoyed traveling as much as she could. Sunday dinners were grand as any holiday meals. Her kitchen was always open to feed anyone coming through the door.

On October 14, 2022, our Lord and Savior called Jeanette Jones-Yarbrough home to rest. She was preceded in eternal rest by her parents, Hoy Jones (1967) Dora Jones (1937); two brothers, Ruben (1986) Arnnett Jones 1950); one sister Addie Lee Jones-Hatcher (August 17, 1998) and Son in-law Kenith Eugene Nash, Sr. (2013)

Jeanette leaves to cherish her precious memories: her husband, Elder Will Yarbrough of 71 years, her daughters Linda Joyce Nash, Anita Yarbrough-Chappell (Stephon), sons Delano Yarbrough (Joyice), Rico Yarbrough (Patrice); 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Visitation for Mrs. Yarbrough will be held on Sunday, October 23, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., at Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home, 2103 E. 3rd St., Tulsa, OK 74104.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 24, 11:00 a.m., at Metropolitan Baptist Church followed by interment at Rolling Oaks Memorial Gardens.

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5 responses to Jeanette Yarbrough

  1. In my thoughts and prayers

  2. Andrea says:

    Sorry for the loss of your mother. Remember the Good times and know that she is resting well in peace.. May God give you strength to endure..

  3. Antwan says:

    Sorry for your lose my Brother…

  4. We are terribly sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. May our condolences bring you peace during this painful time.

  5. Family, I am so sorry for your loss! Aunt Jeanette was a beautiful spirit. She always treated me like I was one of her kids. During your difficult days ahead, envision her resting in the arms of the Lord! She is pain free and at PEACE! I love you all and I am glad we are family!

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