Yvonne Mathers Deas

Published 12:07 pm Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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Yvonne Mathers Deas, 90, of Greenville, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2019. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home. A graveside funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery.

Born Aug. 17, 1928, in Gulfport, Miss., Yvonne grew up in Coffeeville, Clark County, Ala., graduating high school in 1946.

Yvonne married Chester Deas in 1953, moved to Moss Point, Miss. where they raised their children, Miriam (Mickey), Malcolm and Erin, and helped raise grandchildren Michele, Charlie, Chris and Lindsay.  They retired and in 1992 moved to Greenville. Yvonne was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Greenville and then Little Sandy Ridge Presbyterian Church. She was a “Pink Lady” volunteer at Stabler Hospital for many years.

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Her son, Malcolm Deas; parents, Earl and Bardee (Roberts) Mathers, and sisters, Kathryn Huffstetter and Lucy Holland, preceded Yvonne in death.

Survivors include her husband, Chester L. Deas; children, Miriam (Mickey) McMullen and Erin Laine (Bill); sister, Miriam Best (Kanah); grandchildren, Michele Lee, Charlie George, Chris Deas (Dee) and Lindsay Veloz (Carlos), and grandchildren Carrie Beck, Lauren Eshliman, Hunter Lee, Avery Lee, Emanuel Salame, Ruben Veloz, Isabella Veloz and Matteo Veloz.