Joycelyn DeSalvo Yates

July 20, 1944 – April 13, 2023

Funeral services for Joycelyn DeSalvo Yates of Carmack will be held at 3:00 in the evening on Monday, April 17 at Vaiden Baptist Church, with burial following at Hebron Cemetery. Pastor David Westmoreland will officiate the service.  Pallbearers will be Tyler Clark, Clint Yates, John Paul Boyette, Shane Boyette, Steve Clark and Richard Watkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Welch, Charlie Dodd and Kempe Hodges.

Visitation will be Monday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m. until service time at Vaiden Baptist Church.

Joycelyn DeSalvo Yates, 78, entered her Heavenly resting place on Thursday April 13, 2023, at St Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson with her daughters by her side.  She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 20, 1944.

She is survived by one son, Charles E. Yates, Jr. (Stephanie) of Tuppers Plains, OH; two daughters, Janell Yates Boyette (Shane) of Carmack; Tisha Yates Garcia (David) of Vaiden; three sisters; two brothers; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Martin DeSalvo and Rita Barre; one brother; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

Joyce was a God-fearing, loving, family-oriented woman.  She spent much of her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was happiest while sitting on her back porch with all her family around. She guided her family with kindness, many prayers, and lots of love and laughter.  She leaves behind nothing but beautiful memories.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Ahava Ministries, P.O. Box 247, Winona, MS 38967.  Ahava was very near and dear to her heart as she was committed to helping provide a better life to underprivileged children in Guatemala.

7 thoughts on “Joycelyn DeSalvo Yates

  1. I am so sorry for the loss of Joyce. She was so sweet to me when I was teenager and baby sitter. She always gave me good advice. Even though I haven’t seen her her in years I still use her spaghetti recipe she taught me to make. Janell,Tisha and Charles y’all will miss her. But know this, we will all meet again. Im praying for your family now and in the days ahead❤️


  2. I am so sorry to read about Joyce. She was a special person, I always enjoyed yall coming to get your hair done. She was a joy to be around. My hugs and prayers coming your way. Love, Corrine


  3. Joyce was a very special lady who gave 100% plus with everything she did.
    She was loving, strong and funny!
    I have very fond memories of her.
    Hugs and prayers for all as you navigate through this next chapter without her.


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