Yvette Marie Ignacio, 64, died April 18, 2019 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida after a season of sickness. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 25th at Cooper City Church of God, followed by interment at Fred Hunter's Hollywood Memorial Gardens North Cemetery, Davie, Florida.
Mrs. Ignacio was born on May 18, 1954 in Kingston, Jamaica to Benjamin and Lauris Washington. She gained a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University and had a successful career of thirty-eight (38) years as a business representative at AT&T. She married Paul Ignacio on June 29, 1974. They raised two children and also became parents to many others in the community and their families. Mrs. Ignacio was involved in her local church where she volunteered to house children from other churches around the world. She enjoyed spending time with her family (especially her grandchildren), traveling the world, playing dominoes, daily exercise, reading, watching her favorite TV shows and Miami Heat basketball.
Her family paid this tribute to her: "Yvette was one of the kindest people you could ever meet, she was an amazing wife and mother, she inspired many to be better versions of themselves. Yvette will be sorely missed but is now in the arms of her Savior."
She is survived by her husband, Paul; two children, Tashmeha and Jahmar; and her six grandchildren.
Paul, Tassy and Jahmar - Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your beloved wife and mother Yvette. I will always have fond memories of her - such a sweet and loving person. May she rest in eternal peace.
With much love,
Dr. Donna Barrett
On behalf of the Black and Barrett family, I express our condolences to the Ignacio family on the passing of a dear wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend and woman of God. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Helen Keller once said, the best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."
Yvette has certainly touched my life and indeed my heart in many ways. She always had the right words to say. She was a special friend with a caring attitude, kind spirit and genuine desire to help others in need. Her love, commitment and faithfulness to her family are difficult to match. She has left a superb legacy for her children, grandchildren, colleagues, family members and friends.
I fondly remember the many times I stopped by her desk to talk when we worked at BellSouth together. The many birthday celebrations we had together and the time when I surprised her at work on her birthday. Her contagious smile, positive vibes, compassionate spirit will forever live on in our hearts.
Paul, Tashmeha, Jahmar, grandchildren, and other family members, may you find strength and consolation in the wonderful memories you shared...Philip and Donna Barrett family
My husband and I will never forget our trip with Yvette to Nashville which was 1 of the many trips she won. I will miss your smile, your concerns and thoughts of my mother
But most of all talking with you. Our AT&T crew will never be the same. I love you. But God loved you so much more. Herbert & Arlita Hammond❤❤❤
We offer all our love and support at this very sad time for the Ignacio family. We will hold dear all the wonderful memories we shared over the many years that our families were friends. We will truly miss Yvette with her happy smile and warm spirit. May God bless and keep you in his care.
The Lloyd and Dawn Mattis family
My former coworker & my Sister!! Love you Yvette!!
I worked with Yvette for many years. She was a very focused and hard worker but never heaistated to take a moment to offer a word of encouragement or listen to my stories. She had a unique sense of humor that always ended with a positive message to take away. I will miss her smile and wit. I can still hear her voice. Always had a good word to share...a devout lover of Christ. I know she is with God right now and I will see her again someday. May God’s grace bring peace to the hearts of her family members and all those who loved her. 🙏🏽
Yvette and I became friends in the Alton Rd office of Southern Bell when we were in the same section. We shared work and personal experiences. I have so many priceless memories of our times together. I miss her but I know the love we shared will endure. To Paul, Tassie and Jahmar and the grands know that Yvette was a great friend and an exceptional co worker. God bless all of you.
The viewing is scheduled for Friday May 24, 2019 from 7:00-9:00pm at Fred Hunter - 2401 S. University Drive, Davie, FL 33324. The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday May 25, 2019 at 10:00am at Cooper City Church of God - 9191 STIRLING RD, COOPER CITY, FL, 33328
It is with much love and respect that I share my sincere and deepest condolences with Yvette's family, friends and colleagues. My sorrow is deep and difficult, however our friendship and fond memories that expanded over 46 years are blessings to cherish.
May God comfort and strengthen the Ignacio Family as you move forward with HIS guidance.
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