Billie Yvonne Crowder Anthony, 84

Published 9:33 am Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Billie Yvonne Crowder Anthony, age 84, passed away peacefully at her home in Batesville on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022. Yvonne was the wife of Jimmy D. Anthony, Sr.

Funeral services for Yvonne were held  Friday, Feb. 25, at Calvary Baptist Church in Batesville.  Interment was at Forrest Memorial Park. Dr. Paul Middleton officiated.

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Born October 18, 1937, to the late James V. “Shorty” and Corinne Campbell Johnson, she was the oldest of three girls.

Yvonne worked most of her adult life in the financial business, ending with her retirement from First Security Bank. She loved meeting people and never met a stranger. Everyone in Batesville knows “Ms Yvonne” at the drive thru. Yvonne loved working in her yard, flowers were her passion. Always ready to “tackle” the task, axe in hand if needed. Her family was most important to her as well as her church. She was a life long member of Calvary Baptist, serving wherever she was needed. She had a servants heart.

She leaves behind her husband of four years, Jimmy D. Anthony, Sr.; one daughter, Vicki Moore McDaniel (Rick) of Batesville; three grandchildren, Samantha Newsom of West Helena, Ar., Milton “Bubba” Johnson, and Melissa Johnson, both of Batesville; three great grandchildren, Landon, Bella, and Jackson.

Along with her parents, Yvonne was preceded in death by her sisters, Patsy Johnson Morrow, and Connie Johnson Haley.