Yolanda Faye Levasseur, age 59 of Jacksonville, Florida united with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 9, 2020.
Yolanda was born on September 3, 1960 to the late Frederick B. Sullivan and her mother, Evelyn Sullivan in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Yolanda was the oldest of 4 children. Yolanda was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend.
Yolanda grew up in Atlantic Beach and ultimately resided in Jacksonville, Florida for the last 25 years. During this time, she was lead line cook at Famous Amos Restaurants at the Atlantic Blvd and San Jose Blvd locations for over 30 years. It cannot be overstated. Yolanda was masterful in the kitchen. Nearly every dished she touched in the kitchen came out to ear perfection. Always cooking and baking from scratch, Yolanda will forever be fondly remembered for her holiday cooking where she served up delicious meals and desserts such as monkey bread, pepperoni and sausage bread, carrot cake and a host of other desserts the sweet and savory palates of her friends and family would devour upon contact.
Yolanda was a devoted wife. Yolanda married Max B. Levasseur on December 15, 1985. The two married at First Baptist Church of Atlantic Beach. Their marriage thrived for almost 35 years, and the two remained united in marriage up until her last days.
Yolanda was a devoted mother, who deeply loved her son. Whether it was going to Edward’s basketball games, spoiling him with the latest pair of Jordan’s for Christmas, or cooking by his side at JBALE Smokehouse & Grill cook-outs, Yolanda’s ever-flowing and enduring love for her son could be felt by all who knew her. Even many of Edward’s closest friends would call
Yolanda also adored her granddaughters, Jackie and Arabella and her great granddaughter, Adelina. She showered them with the same maternal love she gave to Edward. Yolanda had a big, warm and infectious smile. Her deep generosity and kind-hearted spirit of hospitality seemed limitless. Whether you were a friend or family member, you were always welcome with open arms, without criticism or judgment in Yolanda’s house. Most importantly, Yolanda loved the Lord, she was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church of Atlantic Beach for over 40 years. She attended church nearly every Sunday from childhood to adulthood. At church Yolanda shared agape love to all who knew her. Indeed her faith in the Lord was demonstrated by her works—a true testament to her life in Christ.
Yolanda is preceded in death her by father, Frederick B. Sullivan, who passed away on July 9, 2012—the very same day of Yolanda’s passing. She is survived by her husband, Max; her son, Edward (Lori) Thomas; her granddaughters and grandsons, Jackie, Arabella, Aubrey, Malachi and Matthias and great granddaughter, Adelina. She is also survived by her dear mother, Evelyn Sullivan, and her sister and brothers, Phyllis (Arthur) Gant, Kevin (Tyra) Sullivan and Eric (Eva) Sullivan and several nieces and nephews including Alyssa, Kaylee, Taylor, Valentina, Noah, Kenya, and Joshua. She will be deeply missed by a host of other dear friends and fellow church members in the Jacksonville and Atlantic Beach community and beyond.
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