Yolanda Jefferson Batiste
Yolanda Jefferson Batiste was born Jan. 1, 1965, and died Wednesday, July 21, 2010. She was a private attorney who practiced in Plaquemine and was a public defender for the parishes of Iberville, West Baton Rouge and Pointe Coupee. She was also an attorney for the city of Plaquemine. A valedictorian and graduate of Plaquemine High School, she received her bachelor's degree from LSU and law degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge. She had been a member of New Resurrection Missionary Baptist Church in Plaquemine. Married to Judge Alvin Batiste Jr., she was the mother of Alvin Batiste Ill, Joceyln E. Batiste, Jules, M. Batiste, Anna M. Batiste, Marcus W. Williams and Marissa A. Batiste. She is also survived by her parents, Leroy and Edna Maria Dunn Jefferson; a grandchild, Jewel Johnson; a sister, Daphne A. Jefferson Carline; mother-in-law, Edith C. Batiste; sister-in-law, Marcia B. Wilson; brother-in-law, Maynard and wife Sherrie Batiste; a nephew, Kevin Carline; a niece, Maria Jefferson; uncles, Andrew and wife Geraldine Dunn, Herbert and wife Brenda Jefferson, William and wife Emelda Jefferson, and Samuel and wife Mary Creer; aunts, Selena LeBlanc, Carolyn and husband Otis Bynum, and Hilda Jefferson; godchild, Bertrone Travis Jr.; godfather, Anderson Foster; and devoted friends, Karen Butler, Cheryl Stewart, Deborah Jordan, Heidi Butler, Tony Clayton and Susan Jackson. Funeral service will be held at Plymouth Rock Baptist Church, 58830 Iron Farm Road, Plaquemine, Saturday, July 24, at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Andrew Richardson. Interment in Grace Memorial Park. Services entrusted to Roscoe Mortuary of Plaquemine.
Published by The Advocate on Jul. 23, 2010.
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May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Dorothy Creer-Barnes
Family
July 17, 2021
Its been almost 10 years and we are still missing you. Its still hard to think about you and realize that you are not here. Yolanda, you are still loved by so many. During your young life, you touched so many people. You touched so many hearts. We will always think about you, miss you and love you. Until we join you, RIH sweet niece. Love you forever Auntie Sandra
Sandra Looney
July 17, 2020
I'M STILL PRAYING, FOR YOLANDA THERE IS NO MORE PAIN AND SUFFERING!
August 19, 2010
May the grace of God be with u and to u Daffeny be streong I am so hurt over this news but Yolanda has her peace now I will always pray for u all Yolanda and I grew apart but we were still close !Gerallynn
August 10, 2010
Yolanda,
We’ll always be best friends
From the day I got to know you,
I thought it through again that maybe,
you could be my very best friend
I mean we got along quite well,
and helped each other through the bad that happened to me,and the bad that happened to you. You cry when I cry because you really care and stuff like that has contributed to the friendship that we’ve shared, I’ve been there for you and you’ve been there for me,
me and you understand stuff that no-one else would see. You’re like the moon and I’m like a star, we back each other up if we’re close or if we’re far
So we’ll always be best friends no matter what the case, no matter if we go separate ways no matter what we face.... not even death can separate us
I miss and love you so much; until we meet again
Your best friend
Karen Young Butler
Karen Butler
August 3, 2010
May God's Holy Spirit of love and compassion comfort you all during this difficult time. Be blessed in the Lord.
Arlean Robertson
July 30, 2010
I will thank God at every remembrance of you. Thanks for being such a good friend. I'll always cherish the time we shared.Rest until that great getting up morning.
Heidi Butler
July 29, 2010
Honorable Judge Batiste and Family,
With kindest regards and heartfelt prayers I greet you. God will see you through and bring you out.
Pastor Reginald Pitcher, Baton Rouge, LA.
July 28, 2010
Judge Batiste and Family

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God will never forsake you. HOLD ON !!
Flora Thompson
July 27, 2010
To Alvin & Family,

May God give you comfort and strength during diffult time. My prayers are with you and your family. Peace be with you!
Debra Dickerson
July 27, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
KAREN GEORGETOWN
July 26, 2010
To the Honorable Judge Batiste, loving daughter Marissa & Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family at this difficult time. May God give you comfort and strength.
The Wesley Family
July 26, 2010
Absent from the body is present with the Lord - II Corinthians 5:8
Geneter Bell
July 26, 2010
To: The Jefferson and Batiste Families

From: The Carlin & Whaley Families

Our prayers will be with you.
July 26, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
July 26, 2010
My prayers will be with the family, you have my Deepest Sympathy.
Elgin Fredericks
July 26, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

David and Laura Daigle
July 26, 2010
Marissa & Judge Batiste,

We were deeply saddened to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with you.

God carries the name of COMFORTER, because He knew there would be times when we were saddened;

God carries the name of PEACE, because He knew there would be times when we were troubled.

Trust in God, He is true to His promise.

La Guardia and Makayla
La Guardia Collins
July 25, 2010
Judge Batiste and family, earth has no sorrow heaven can not heal. May you look to God for comfort and strength during this difficult time. You have our love, sympathy, thoughts, and prayers. Shantell, Ryan, Joshua, and Jayla West
July 25, 2010
Praying for abundant Peace, and the comfort that only our Creator can provide. Our condolences to all of Yolanda's family, friends and extended circle.
Bridget CoxDawson
July 25, 2010
My Prayers go out to your mother and family. May God keep you as we struggle to remember all of the good times.
Bridgett Brown
July 25, 2010
you will always be in my prayers In Christ! Gerallynn
July 25, 2010
Hold to God's unchanging hand. Remember the Love you shared, She will be missed Joslyn Alex
Joslyn Alex
July 24, 2010
My Prayers Are with You Guys It Broke My Heart to Here This
sorry I could Make it
Love You Guys Very Much
Brandon And Donna Obear Always keep in Prayer I keep Hope Alive
Brandon Obear
July 24, 2010
My Prayers Are with You Guys It Broke My Heart to Here This
sorry I could Make it
Love You Guys Very Much
Brandon Obear ALways keep in Prayer
Brandon Obear
July 24, 2010
Judge Batiste and family

Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May the love and support of your friends carry you through the days ahead.

May Yolanda rest in peace always and may the perpetual light shine on her always.

Wade and Myra Tircuit
Myra Tircuit
July 24, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Michelle Harmason
July 24, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this time of sorrow.... Yolanda and I have shared many good times and many great conversations. I will miss that SMILING face... Family hold on and be strong.. God bless each of you..

I'm praying for you......
Vanessa L. Jackson
July 24, 2010
To the Jefferson & Batiste Families,

Our hearts skipped a beat when we heard of your loss, words can not say how deeply we felt for you guys. But know that God will help you through this.

And always know, that your memories of Yolanda will live on in your hearts forever!

God Bless,
Sharon Minor
Hazel Brown and
Karen Brown Albert
July 24, 2010
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Angela Rivers & Family
July 24, 2010
To Alvin (Man),

So sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my family's prayers are with you during this time of grief and sorrow.

I SHALL GIVE YOU TIME TO HEAL AND WILL CONTACT YOU IN THE NEAR FUTURE!!!

With Much Love and Sympathy,

Pal
Samuel Heron III
July 24, 2010
Prayers, heal all things. Continue to pray.
Savannah Perry
July 24, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Rest in knowing that your memories of Yolanda will bring you comfort.

Keep tha Faith!
Vincent Sylvain
July 24, 2010
The weaker you feel, The harder you lean on God.
Tammy O'Bear & Gentil Nicholas Jr. (White Castle,La)
July 24, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May you rest in knowing that your fond memories of Yolanda will bring you comfort.

"Keep the Faith"
Vincent Sylvain
July 24, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
WILLIE TILLMAN JR.
July 24, 2010
IT'S never easy loseing a love one who brought u so much joy and love to everyone. remeber that the LORD's is your side to comforter u and friend. He IS gone to work everthing out just as plan.
WILLIE TILLMAN JR.& FLY
July 24, 2010
TO THE BATISTE & JEFFERSON FAMILY:

We Thank GOD for allowing YOLANDA to be a major impact in many lives throughout the COMMUNITIES of IBERVILLE PARISH and neighboring PARISHES. We also thank her FAMILY for sharing her life with all that were in need.

YOLANDA was a dedicated lawyer whose legacy will live and be cherished forever in our hearts.

We share in your pain and we will keep all of our fond memories and her accomplishments close to our hearts; especially her childhood with us in the CASTLE and her professionalism as a lawyer.

IN HEARTFELT SYMPATHY, LOVE
MEMORY & PRAYER

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isiah 40:31
Warren/Lois Taylor- Garrett/La'Tonja Butler & Fly.
July 24, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Joseph & Carol Jean Thomas
July 24, 2010
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tiffany Peterson
July 24, 2010
To Judge Batiste and the Jefferson Family,

You are in our thoughts and Prayers.

Richard Peterson & Family
Widow Son Lodge #10
July 24, 2010
To the Jefferson and Batiste family:Hem your day with prayer,it is less likely to ravel. God is on your side, he will take care of you. From: Berdell & Roger Breaux
Berdell Breaux
July 24, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Zeno & Etta Travis
July 24, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Please remember, God, who is with us always, never puts more on us than we can bear. May your memories bring comfort.
Ike Jackson & Family
July 24, 2010
Alvin, Marissa, Marcus, & Family

I was so sad to hear about Yolanda. She will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grief.
Larry,Stephanie,Lauren,Kyle Glynn
July 24, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Joyce, Gerald & Errica Whitaker Family
July 24, 2010
JUDGE BATISTE, MARCUS, MARISSA AND MS. MARIA JEFFERSON AND FAMILY:

I WAS SO SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS. MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME. WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THE FAMILIES TO LEAN ON GOD'S UNCHANGING HAND, WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE HE WILL BRING YOU THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME. TIME WILL HEAL ALL WOUNDS, WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN MY PRAYERS. YOLANDA WILL BE MISSED SHE WAS A VERY SWEET PERSON, WILL MISS HER SMILING FACE AS SHE PASSED THROUGH THE CLERK OF COURT OFFICE.

GOD BLESS,
MARILYN M. YOUNG, RETIREE OF IBERVILLE CLERK OF COURT (PART-TIME)
MARILYN M. YOUNG
July 24, 2010
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
SANDI CREER
July 24, 2010
Daphne,
I hope these word bring you comfort in your time of sorrow. May God bless and keep you and your family. Remember:
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. Psalm 46:1-2
Sharon Richardson
July 23, 2010
The Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this your time of sorrow.
Larry K. Horton
July 23, 2010
MY DEAREST AUNT SELENA & FLY,
I EXTEND MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHY TO YOU ALL, WILL BE IN TOUCH SOON. LOVE YOU MUCH! WITHOUT A DOUBT GOD WILL SEE YOU THROUGH.
VALENCIA YOUNG- SMITH
July 23, 2010
TO THE JEFFERSON'S & BATISTE'S
GOD HAVE ALL ANSWERS. "GOD IS GOD" AND WE'RE NOT TO QUESTION HIM. THIS IS SO HARD. MAY OUR HEAVENLY FATHER STRENGTHEN AND COMFORT YOU. "THE SMITH'S" PLEASE ACCEPT OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY

MICHAEL, VALENCIA, & MICHAEL JR
VALENCIA YOUNG- SMITH
July 23, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your memories bring you comfort and may God's everlasting love strengthen you.
Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Battiste
Madicyn, Alaiyha and Braiyha
Catina Battiste
July 23, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Beatrice B. Dominique
July 23, 2010
We are keeping you and your family in our prayers. May God give you and your family the courage to move forward in this difficult time.
Guy & Anne LoBue
July 23, 2010
Alvin, Marcus, Marissa, & Family

I was so sadden to hear about Yolanda. Yolanda will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of grief.
Larry, Stephanie, Lauren, Kyle Glynn
July 23, 2010
To te Jefferson Families:

I am so sorry to hear of Yolanda's passing. Know that my prayers are wih you. May God continue to bless,strengthen and keep you strong in your time of sorrow. Marcus, know that we love you deeply and is also praying with and for you.

Tee Marie, Dexter, & DJ
Angela (Tee Marie) Williams
July 23, 2010

To the Baptiste family:
My deepest condolences.
William Bowman
(The Man from NY)
July 23, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Stanley&LaRose Washington
July 23, 2010
Judge Batiste,

My heart goes out to you during this time. Let the memories of the love you shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Christy Crochet
July 23, 2010
JUDGE BATISTE AND FAMILY,
PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS. YOLANDA WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND WILL BE MISSED GREATLY. AS JESUS SAID..."BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO MOURN FOR THEY SHALL BE COMFORTED". LEAN ON GOD AT ALL TIMES AND HE SHALL SEE YOU THROUGH THIS TIME. YOUR FRIEND, ANNE BRUNETT
ANNE BRUNETT
July 23, 2010
Maria, Leroy and Family
My thoughts are of you. My prayers are for you. May the peace of our Lord be with you.
Avis Hamilton
July 23, 2010
To the Batiste and Jefferson Families:

We are so sorry to hear of Yolanda's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and may he continue to bless you.
Ronnie and Valencia Parker Allen & Family
July 23, 2010
To Judge Alvin Battiste
We are praying for you and your Family.Continue to seek God for comfort and strength during this difficult time.God bless you.
Larry & Yolonda Johnson
July 23, 2010
To the Jefferson and Batiste Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Continue to trust and depend on God for He will give you strength. Lydia Aboagye and Family
July 23, 2010
With Deepest Sympathy
Edward J & Patricia Brown- Fredericks
July 23, 2010
Words escape me as I try to send a comforting message to all of Yolanda's loved ones. Yolanda was very passionate about her work and always did what she felt was in the best interest of her clients. I enjoyed working with her and will miss that special something that she brought to City Court on Wednesday mornings. She will never ever be forgotten.
Sharon Villia & Family
July 23, 2010
To The Batiste and Jefferson Family,
With Deepest Sympathy
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
Makeba Phillips
July 23, 2010
Judje Alvin Batiste and Leroy Batiste Famiy,

My heart and prayers are with you at this time. Seek prayer at this time. The Lord will get you through this trial.

With love, Rene'e Marionneaux-Gainer
Rene'e Gainer
July 23, 2010
Mrs. Maria and Mr. Leroy,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Remember that the LORD is your comforter and friend, lean and depend on HIM.
Chris & Evanger Packwood (NRMBC)
July 23, 2010
It is never easy to lose someone who brought so much joy and love to others. I will never understand why Yolanda was taken at this time and this way but I know God has a plan. Yolanda's spirit will live forever in each of us.

To the family: Stand tall, stay strong and be proud because Yolanda was a fighter for herself, her family and for others.

"God is love and love is the answer." mkb.
Lesia, Maynard and Chanel Batiste
July 23, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Alvin and his family. So sorry for your loss.
Mark ,Ronell, Randi,Robbi Seneca
July 23, 2010
"Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort."

Ruth, Kim and Alfred Ricard
Alfred Ricard
July 23, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Peggy and Greg Dupre
July 23, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We pray that God give you the strength to endure.
The Stewart Family
July 23, 2010
Peace be still. My condolences to Yolanda's family and friends.

Rhonda M. Mercadel, Esq.
Rhonda Mercadel
July 23, 2010
To Judge Batiste, Marcus, Marissa and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Yolanda was a wonderful person who will be missed by many. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Melissa Bourgoyne
July 23, 2010
WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY

THOMAS FAMILY
JOHN & CHERRY THOMAS & FAMILY
July 23, 2010
My heart and prayers are with you during your time of grief. God Bless.
Stacy R
July 23, 2010
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Vera P. Brooks & Family
Elite Lisa Harmason Jordan & Family
July 23, 2010
Alvin Iam sorry for your loss
Yolanda was a sweet person
Stay strong
Geraldine Smith Turner from New Roads
July 23, 2010
Judge Batiste
Although we cannot be with you, we extend prayers of comfort, sympathy, and understanding to you and your immediate and extended family.

Judge Charles & Mrs. Jimmie Porter
New Iberia, LA
Charles Porter
July 23, 2010
WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO JUDGE ALVIN BATISTE & FAMILIES

ALL MY LOVE & PRAYERS,

CAMILLA C. GUERCIO
CAMILLA C. GUERCIO
July 23, 2010









To Maria, the entire Jefferson and Batiste family. I was so sorry to hear about Yolanda, I am overwhelmed with grief but I have so many fond memories of her from the time she was a small child, when I rode with you all from White Castle to Plaquemine to work. I thank god for the opportunity to share my life with her and I never forgot her. I pray that you all cherish her memories. She is gone but she will never be forgotten.
Brenda Briley-Lathan
July 23, 2010
I love Yolanda and will miss you always
Mary Lovely
July 23, 2010
Our family's thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories of your mother, your wife, your friend bring you comfort.
Roxane and Jeanette Landry, and Chelsea Brasseaux
Roxane Landry
July 23, 2010
JUDGE BATISTE , MARCUS, MARISSA & FAMILY MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU IN YOUR TIME OF BEREAVEMENT.
TRESHELL BURNSTEIN -IBERVILLE PARISH CLERK OF COURT
July 23, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Gertie Starks & Family
July 23, 2010
So sorry to hear about Yolanda. Thoughts and prayers go out to Judge Batiste and both Batiste and Jefferson families. She went so soon, but God wants flowers in his garden also, not just weeds. May his garden be warm and bright with her smile.
Melinda Pourciau M&M Monitoring Services
July 23, 2010
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
joe richard
July 23, 2010
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
ISSAC THOMAS & FMLY
July 23, 2010
I ask God to give you peace, which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.
Keisha Johnson
July 23, 2010
To the Jefferson and Batiste families, My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.Remember God will see you through.

"Be Blessed"

Dot,John, and Yolanda.....
Dorothy-Creer Barnes
July 23, 2010
To: Maria, Leroy,& Family
Death is something that is so personal that unless we have experienced it for ourselves we cannot comprehend its grief. We can only imagine what you feel during the loss of your daughter, Yolanda. But we want you to know that you are not alone. We grieve with you. Our hearts ache and we cry with you and for you. May it help to know that God is still in the business of healing. It is our prayer that in the days that lie ahead you will find comfort and consolation in each other and in Yolanda's memories. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not to your own understanding. We love you and will remember you in our prayers.
Beebe, Junnie, Ann, Eddie, Elena, Cameron, Kaleb Butch and Brother, too
July 23, 2010
WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY,

TO:JUDGE ALVIN, MARIA, CHASE, DAPHNE,
AND FAMILY

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL IN YOUR TIME OF BEREAVEMENT... LOVE
WANDA O'BEAR
July 23, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Alvin, and with Yolanda's family. She was beautiful, inside and out, and I know you will all miss her. May He hold you in the palm of His hand and give you peace.
Kitty Gauthreaux Martin
July 23, 2010
Lucretia Battiste
July 23, 2010
Thoughts and prayers go out to Judge Batiste and his family. Yolanda was always a upbeat and pleasent person to be around in the courtroom. She will be truly missed.
Bryan Doucet
July 23, 2010
Sharon Snell Brown
July 23, 2010
Allow God to do his work.

From the Domino & Basil Families
July 23, 2010
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