Yvette Althea Elliott was born in New York City, New York on May 28, 1965 to Furman J. Anthony and Rosa L. Anthony. She passed away on June 16, 2020 in Somerville, NJ. Yvette grew up and attended public schools in Bronx, NY. After graduating high school, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Lehman College and went on to receive her Master’s of Science and Education from Hunter College. Yvette married her former schoolmate, Michael Elliott on August 18, 1990. From this union, God blessed them with a beautiful son, Justin.
Yvette always loved and adored children. She went on to pursue a career as a Math educator in the NYC Public School system for 8 years. She then embarked on a new career helping children with developmental disabilities. She worked as a Program Manager for the MRDD Program at Mentor for a number of years and was promoted to Area Director for the program. Yvette ended her career as an Assistant Director of Operations at Willoglen Academy.
During her leisure, she enjoyed cooking and listening to different genres of music. Each year she loved attending the New Port Jazz Festival in Rhode Island with her family. In later years, she became very interested in gardening and would grow beautiful flowers, herbs and vegetables in her backyard.
Yvette has been a dedicated and loving wife, mom, sister, daughter, aunt and friend and will be truly missed. She will always be remembered as a positive person with a humble spirit. Her outlook on life has been to be Peaceful on Purpose. She never let life’s trials and tribulations get in the way of what she wanted to accomplish.
Yvette was predeceased by her father Furman J. Anthony. Yvette is survived by her loving husband, Michael Elliott; her son Justin; her. mother, Rosa Anthony; two sisters, Patricia Saunders and Dawna Reid; brother-in-law, Michael Reid; four nephews and two nieces, Kristof Reid, Samuel Saunders, Eva Palmer, Christian Greene, Jace Greene, and Trinity Greene; and a host of other relatives and friends.
We will miss Yvette dearly, but find comfort in knowing she is resting safely in the arms of Jesus whom she loved dearly.
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