Yvette Marie Tabron died on April 19, 2023. She was born to Edna Tabron (Bronson) and Morthel “Rip” Tabron on February 2, 1963.

She attended Francis Willard Elementary school for grades K-8. She then attended Paseo High school earning her diploma in 1981. In the fall of 2019, she enrolled in Penn Valley Community college earning an Associates Degree in the Spring of 2021. In the fall of 2021, she began online classes at Park university in pursuit of a MBA. Her goal was to become a small business tax accountant.

She began working for House of Lloyd in the late 1980’s, this would start her careers in the warehouse/transportation industry. She was employed by Tyson Foods from 2004 - 2018 until her retirement in 2018, for medical reasons.

Although Yvette had friends and family, she opted for privacy and stayed to herself.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Tabron; grandparents, Susie Tabron, Vera Bronson; grandfather, Joe Bronson; aunts, Juanita Tabron, Linda Bronson; uncles, Tony Tabron, Joe Nathan Bronson, Monroe Franklin; two cousins. Clifford Tabron and Brandon Thibeau.

She is survived by her father, Morthel Tabron; sister, Yolanda Lynn Tabron; aunts, Brenda Bronson Wright, Valerie Bronson, Roberta Tabron, Rhea Tabron, Elizabeth Tabron, Gwen Elliott; uncles, Ralph Tabron, Larry Bronson, Kevin Bronson, Jimmy Bronson; paternal cousins, Tyrone Tabron, Lavonda Tabron, Mark Tabron, Shawn Tabron, Datius Tabron,

Marlena Tabron, Laronda Tabron; maternal cousin, Vicky and Tracy Bronson, Kelly Bronson, Cicely Stevenson Parker, Cortez Bolton, Duane Duncan, Steven Bronson, Maurice Matches, Brianna Fracis; and a host of close family friends.

Service was held on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at the Elite Funeral chapel, 11525 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo.

Interment, Private. Professional Services entrusted to the Elite Funeral chapel, 11525 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Tel: (816) 7650141, Malcolm Morris, Funeral Director.

LAKISHA CRAVENS Lakisha Djuane Cravens died on Friday, April 28, 2023. Lakisha “Kisha” was born on August 31, 1974, at General Hospital #2 in Kansas City, Mo., to Doris Cravens and Rodney Cheadle.

She was educated in the Kansas City, Mo., School district. She attended Van Horn High school where she participated in many organizations, sports and activities. She was a member of the Debate Club, choir, basketball and track. She graduated from Texarkana High school in Texarkana, Ark. She went on a full ride Track and Field scholarship to attend the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and later transferred to Texas Women’s university (TWU) in Denton, Texas were she completed her Bachelors Degree with a major in Business Administration and minor in Education. She pledged Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Chi Delta chapter.

She began her working career as a Branch Manager for Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Arlington, Texas and later went on to become a Physical Education Teacher at the Academy of Kansas City Charter school; during that time she coached basketball, volleyball and flag football within the community. She was a project manager and later began her entrepreneurial career in various industries. She remained a business woman and passionate entrepreneur throughout her life.

She was an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan and a proud Kansas City Chiefs season ticket member. She rarely missed a home game. She enjoyed tailgaiting and attending many of the games with her best friend, Tonya Smith.

She was also a member of the “KC Coolers” Line Dancers.

Ms. Cravens loved her family and friends. She enjoyed spending time with them even up to her passing; she was diligent about staying in contact with them, often showering them with gifts and words of encouragement.

One of her favorite places was Las Vegas and the casinos. She enjoyed traveling and having family get togethers and considered herself a “Grill Master”. She dominated in playing dominoes and spades, and everyone enjoyed her bar-b-que and cooking.

She is preceded in death by her father, Rodney Cheadle; grandparents, Dorothy Cravens, Elmer Cheadle, Beverly Cheadle, Freddie Rayfield and Laura Rayfield.

She was the eldest of her mother’s three daughters and eldest of her father’s children. She leaves to cherish her memories mother, Doris Cravens-Rayfield; step-father, Rev. Larry Rayfield (Tina), whom she affectionately called “Daddy” (Tina); two sisters, Chanel Rayfield and LaTrina Grigsby (Jay); two brothers, Rodney Cheadle and Jalen Cheadle; nieces, Chandi, Jendaya, Deonna, Jaela; and nephew, Jordan “Prince Jordan”; and godsons, James and MJ, Angelica “Jelly” Gunn (Caleb), who was like a daughter and she was affectionately known as “GiGi” to their children, Aakayla, CJ and Aubree; and a host of much loved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

Services for Ms. Cravens will be held on Saturday May 6, 2023 at 1 p.m., at the Mt. Sinai Baptist church, 3635 Brooklyn, Kansas City, Mo.

Visitation will be from 12 until 1 p.m.

Professional Services entrusted to the Elite Funeral chapel, 11525 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, Mo. Tel: (816) 7650141, Malcolm Morris, Funeral Director.





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