Yvette Jones was born on July 3, 1960 in Darlington County. She was the loving daughter of the late Tommy Bacote and Louise Smith Townsend. Yvette was affectionately known as Cheddar. She received her education in the public schools in the area.
Those left to cherish her memories are her husband Leroy (Pokey Jones) Jones; her children Willie (Nicole B.) Townsend and Fred Townsend; Two grandchildren, Jackel Townsend and Jakera Townsend; Two sisters, Jacqueline R. Jackson and Anna Smith Benjamin; Four brothers, Daniel Smith, Jackie Townsend, Sylvester Townsend and Frank Smith; God-daughter, Ciara Smith; One aunt, Wilhelmenia Hart; A close friend, Jerry Blue; a host of nieces, nephews and other close relatives and friends.