Jacquelyn Eugenia Smith-Galloway was born in San Antonio, Texas on September 14, 1945 to Dillard Marsden and Lela Mae Smith. Jacquelyn received Christ at an early age and was a member of the New Light Baptist Church. Jacquelyn attended Wheatley High School in San Antonio, Texas. She attended and graduated from St. Philips Community College with a Certificate of Completion in Ward Clerk. She worked as a Unit Clerk and Supervisor at University Hospital and later retired from St. Luke Baptist Hospital. She was a woman of strength and wisdom and will be remembered for her love for her family, her bright smile and her giving spirit. Jaquelyn was united in marriage to Lee Ervin Yates, Sr. during this union three sons were born. Later she united in marriage to Thomas William Galloway during this union one daughter was born. She was preceded in death by her mother Lela M. Smith, her father Dillard M. Smith, her son Lee Ervin Yates, Jr. Lee Ervin Yates, Sr. and Thomas William Galloway. Jacquelyn departed this life on August 31, 2020. She leaves to cherish her beautiful memories two sons Dillard De’Shong (Monica) Yates, San Antonio, Texas; Kevin Wayne (Gwendolyn) Yates, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and one daughter Sharlotte Yvette (Robert) Thompson, Navarre, Forida; four granddaughters, Erica Yvette (Lee)Yates - Doffeny; Amber Lynn Yates; Jessica Nicole (Jason) Carter and Bria Elizabeth Yates; two grandsons, Dr. Devin De ‘Shaun (Ashleigh) Yates, Derius Charles Thompson; four great granddaughters, Alexia Jade Marshall-Yates; Autumn Renee Yates; Leelah Lynn Marie Doffeny; Indi Mae Skye Carter; three great grandsons, Lee Joseph Doffeny, III; Isaiah Xavier Doffeny; Elijah De’Shaun Doffeny and a host of other relatives and friends.

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  1. Jackie was great apart of our family for years. She was a close friend to our Momma and we all loved her so. We shared many meals and stories together. From the Dee Wilson’s Children

  2. Our Deepest Sympathies. Gods Love, Comfort and Grace be with all of you. Sincerely, Olga Simons, Evie and Damian Hanson.

  3. To: Kevin & Gwen Yates and family: May God comfort, guide, and strengthen you during this difficult time. You are always in our thoughts & prayers.

  4. Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bear , please let it be comforting to you and your family to know we care.

  5. We are praying for the entire Yates family as you mourn the loss of Ms. Jackie. Her warm smile, infectious laugh, and her outward expression of love for her family will all be truly missed here in OKC. Love, Rod & Zhonda Viney and Family

  6. I will always carry beautiful memories of you Jackie, in my heart. We shared so much together as Cousins. I’ll always hear your laughter. Your beauty will forever remain with me. To our family, you are in my prayers. May GOD continue to comfort, keep and BLESS you. Sheryl & Larry; Monica & Lori

  7. Cousin Jackie was always so much fun and loving and had such a bubbling personality. I will always remember that the most about her. My deepest condolences to my family!!

  8. Cousin Jackie was always so much fun and loving and had such a bubbling personality. I will always remember that the most about her. Y deepest condolences to my family!!

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