Yolanda Marie Battley Clayton

Published 9:04 am Friday, June 9, 2017

Yolanda Marie Battley Clayton, 51, of Port Arthur, TX passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017. A native of New Roads, LA, she was a line long resident of Port Arthur, TX.  Yolanda is the daughter of Joseph Swift and Lorraine Jones Swift.  She was a 1983 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and a 1996 graduate of Lamar University.  She retired from the Port Arthur Library in 2011.

On June 8, 1991, Yolanda married Charles Clayton, Sr.  To this union one son was born, Charles Clayton, Jr.  Yolanda and Charles were married twenty-seven years.

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She is preceded in death by her father, Joseph Swift; grandmother, Mary Jones; grandfather, Wilfred Jones; uncles, Theophile Jones and Wilfred Jones, Jr. 

She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Charles Clayton, Sr.; mother, Lorraine Jones; a loving son, Charles Clayton, Jr. (C.J.), two aunts, Mary Louise Williams of New Roads, LA, Yvonne Simmons of New Orleans, LA; uncles, Wilmer Jones, Sr., of Dallas, TX, Sherman Jones and Abraham Jones both of New Roads, LA; father-in-law, Calvin Clayton (Emma); three sisters-in-law, Cynthia Green of Beaumont, TX, Erin Gunner of Alvin, TX and Latara Clayton of Port Arthur, TX; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, coworkers and a loving caretaker Dorothy Sinegar of Port Arthur, TX.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Gabriel Funeral Home Chapel, 2500 Procter Street, Port Arthur, TX with viewing from 9 a.m. until service time.  Arrangements under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.

In keeping with Yolanda’s loving and generous spirit, it was her decision to donate her organs so that others may live.