ForeverMissed
Public visitation will be held Monday, July 27, 2020 from 10:00am-11:00am at W.E. Lusain Funeral Home and Crematory (2060 Germantown Street/Dayton, Oh 45417). Internment at West Memory Gardens.Masks are required.

Mrs. Jessie Mae Yeldellwas born on November 11, 1926 to the late Zadark “Jack” Agee and Vonia Allison. She departed this life on Monday, July 20, 2020 at the age of 93, at Friendship Village Nursing Facility. She was a resident of Dayton, OH for over 60 years.

Jessie was a faithful member of the Collegiate Heights Church of Christ, currently named the Germantown Pike Church of Christ until her health failed, preventing her from attending. She was a regular attendee of the church at Friendship Village and she loved to sing at the services. She was also a member of The Order of The Eastern Star (OES).

Jessie was married to the late Mr. Ike Evans, Sr. To this union three children were born, Icie Evans, Ike Evans, Jr. (deceased) and Idnell Evans – Cortner (deceased).Jessie was united in holy matrimony to the late Genie Yeldell, Sr. To this union two children were born, Genie Yeldell, Jr. (deceased) and Annie Yeldell – Kirk.

Jessie showed her love for people through her hospitality and caregiving. Known as an excellent cook, for years she provided meals for her husband’s singing group. Many of her children’s friends remember her warm welcome and the delicious food “Mrs. Yeldell” always shared. Jessie was a caregiver for her sister – in – law, Essie, after Essie was involved in a traumatic car accident. The Yeldell home was open to sisters, brothers, uncles and aunts who came from the south to make Dayton, OH their home. She reared several grandchildren until she was unable to, because of her poor health.

Jessie was preceded in death by three sisters, Clara Mae Agee, Lula Belle Latham and Emma Lee Agee, six brothers, Calvin Agee, Arthur Agee, Sr., Oliver Agee, Henry James Agee, Samuel Agee and Elexton Agee.

Left to cherish Jessie’s memory are loving devoted daughters, Icie Evans and Annie Yeldell - Kirk, Dayton, OH, sister, Marie A. Brown, Maplesville, AL, daughters -in- law; Mary Evans and Diana Yeldell, Dayton, OH, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


Professional arrangements entrusted to W.E. Lusain Funeral Home.
Posted by Jenice Dunson on July 27, 2020
To the Evans/Yeldell Family

For some moments in life there are no words. As I remember Ms Jessie the sweet personality, the smile, the cook, and the love for her family . No doubt the family will miss her but in heaven where eternal happiness is she has been welcomed by God, family and friends. Just remember when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure that you remember always and always brings a smile.  Thinking of you all at this time and sending my love and prayers.
Candy
Posted by Augustine Little on July 25, 2020
My condolences and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the God of all comfort surround you with the peace that transcends all understanding. RIP Mrs. Yeldell and please give my Angel Idnell a hug and kiss for me. Love you all....
Posted by Susan Garretson on July 25, 2020
I am a long time friend of Icie, her daughter. I remember Mrs. Yeldel's hospitality as she often shared delicious food with her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, as her children and grandchildren will attest. May she rest in peace.
Condolences to the family, especially my friend Icie who devoted many hours and much love to her care.❤
Sue and Don Garretson

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Posted by Jenice Dunson on July 27, 2020
To the Evans/Yeldell Family

For some moments in life there are no words. As I remember Ms Jessie the sweet personality, the smile, the cook, and the love for her family . No doubt the family will miss her but in heaven where eternal happiness is she has been welcomed by God, family and friends. Just remember when someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure that you remember always and always brings a smile.  Thinking of you all at this time and sending my love and prayers.
Candy
Posted by Augustine Little on July 25, 2020
My condolences and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the God of all comfort surround you with the peace that transcends all understanding. RIP Mrs. Yeldell and please give my Angel Idnell a hug and kiss for me. Love you all....
Posted by Susan Garretson on July 25, 2020
I am a long time friend of Icie, her daughter. I remember Mrs. Yeldel's hospitality as she often shared delicious food with her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother, as her children and grandchildren will attest. May she rest in peace.
Condolences to the family, especially my friend Icie who devoted many hours and much love to her care.❤
Sue and Don Garretson
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