We are celebrating the home going of Jackie Ruth Hanson Yarbrough at the age of 69. She was healed and welcomed by Jesus at the gates of Heaven on May 30, 2020. She lived the majority of her life in her beautiful log home she and her beloved husband, John, built in Minden, Louisiana. Jackie loved sitting on their front porch visiting with her family and friends. Jackie was known to others as a lovable, caring, strong willed, generous, and fun loving woman of God. She was born on October 4, 1950 in Springhill, Louisiana to Jack Hanson and Dewanna Holder Hanson.
Jackie started her career at Webster Parish School Board Office in the Sales Tax department. Due to her hardworking spirit and determination, she became the Administrator for Webster Parish Sales Tax Commission where she touched many lives during her time there. Jackie loved shopping with her family and could always find the best sales. Her family can testify that if it wasn’t on sale she was not buying it. She spent many hours perfecting her flower beds and nurturing her ferns. Over the years she became a dog lover. Jackie adored and cared for her dogs as if they were her own children. She always welcomed everyone with open arms. There is not an unkind word that can be said about her. She genuinely wanted to help everyone, and always had incredible words of wisdom for anyone in need. Jackie’s presence and smile would light up each and every room she entered. Her faith never wavered even during her long battle with cancer. She remained strong in the face of fear, and inspired many people throughout her lifetime.
Jackie was married to John A. Yarbrough for 38 years raising two beautiful children, and 3 special step-children that she loved without limitations. Crystal Myers Tippen, Shawn Myers, Tracy Yarbrough, Jennifer Scharseh, and the late Rachael Yarbrough Jerving. Her absolute joys in life were her grandchildren: Katie Tippen, Allie Tippen, Callie Tippen, Cammie Tippen, Kolton Vaughan, Jannie Myers, Jack Myers, Dalton Weathers (Emily), Cody Yarbrough, Haley Tewitt, and Faith Mansfield. Dear sisters: Rosetta Hord (Murray) and Nancy Windham; Brother: Mark Hanson; Adored nieces and nephews: Shayne McGinty (Marissa), Jason McGinty (Tara), Brandi DeHart (Brandon), Misty Trouquille (Todd) as well as numerous great nieces and nephews.
Jackie is proceeded in death by her parents: Jack Hanson and Dewanna Holder Hanson; treasured friend, Janice Seney: Brother in law: Tracy Windham, and Nephew: Tyler Windham.
Jackie will be laid to rest by Pall Bearers: Jason McGinty, Shayne McGinty, Todd Troquille, Brandon DeHart, Seth DeHart, Brandon Ehrman, and Darrell Sharp.
The family would like to thank Doctor Robert Massingill at Christus Cancer Treatment Center and BJ Pike with Hand in Hand Hospice for such wonderful care of our darling, Jackie Ruth.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 2, 2020 from 11:30am until 1:30pm at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden, Louisiana. Graveside services will begin at 2pm at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church in Minden, Louisiana with Rev. Jim Kennedy officiating.
“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge” Psalm 91:4