Wednesday Afternoon

Yvonne Travis Hayden
(April 10, 1923 – January 9, 2013)

A resident of Kentwood, died at 2:20 a.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at her home in Kentwood. She was born April 10, 1923 in St. Helena Parish and was 89 years of age. Survived by her son, Shanon Travis and his wife, Debra; 2 grandchildren, Kortnie and Chance Travis; also survived by Madeline Lee and husband, Joe and Gelinda Lilly and husband, Nelson; 4 nieces, Nettie Strickland, Jewel Walker, Pat McKnight and Viola Simmons; nephew, Tet Travis; sister-in-law, Lela Bell Cox; brother-in-law, Herbert Hayden; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Earl Frederic Hayden; parents, William Barrett “Bart” Travis and Jessie Birch Travis; 3 brothers, Edgar Reed Travis, John Eugene Travis and E. C. Travis; 2 sisters, Veda Mae Travis Young and Thelma Travis; 4 infant sisters and 2 infant brothers. Special thanks to her caregivers. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Kentwood, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday and from 8 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013. Services conducted by Rev. Vince Estes. Interment Jackson Cemetery, Kentwood. For an online guestbook, visit


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