Yvonne Crow Stivers

December 25, 1938 - October 2, 2023

Yvonne Crow Stivers, 84, of Lumberton, passed away Monday, October 2, 2023, at Harbor Hospice, in Beaumont, Texas.

Yvonne was born December 25, 1938, to Velma Jenkins Crow and David Harry Crow in Bastrop, Louisiana. Yvonne was raised in Springhill, Louisiana, by her mother, Velma Crow and father, Harry Crow. She was the youngest of four children, two brothers, Raymond Crow and John David Crow, and her sister, Doris Brown. She was raised in the First Methodist Church where she also met her best friend of 82 years, Mary “Mike” Griffin. Yvonne attended Springhill High School where she was a member of the Lumberjack cheerleading squad. She then attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, where she studied business administration.

In July of 1958, she met her beloved husband of 64 years, Harley Stivers, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, at International Paper. In September of the same year, they decided to marry on December 27th. They soon moved to Beaumont, Texas, for Harley to attend school at Lamar University. They spent most of their life together in Beaumont and Lumberton, from 1966 to present.

Yvonne is a Christian and they raised their children at West End Baptist Church. Every Sunday, Yvonne always cooked roast, rice and gravy, and a variety of sides for her family. Yvonne also visited her mother and daddy often in Woodville, Texas. Yvonne’s loving husband, Harley, made sure that he got her there every week because it was important to her.

Yvonne loved to travel, sew, read, and have all her family together. Yvonne and her loving husband traveled the states. They would map out where they wanted to go and plan month long trips in their motorhome. One of her favorite places was Lombard Street in San Francisco, California, as well as Roundtop, Texas, where she loved to visit all the shops and see the bluebonnets. They took many pictures on their adventures and could not wait to share with the family when they returned. Yvonne also loved to travel near and far to watch her grandchildren compete in sports. She sat at many soccer fields and in many stadiums cheering them on. From Lumberton as far as North Carolina, she was dedicated to showing her love and support.

Anyone who knew Yvonne knew she could “fix” any piece of fabric, whether it was curtains, clothing, bedspreads, stuffed animals, etc. Whether she did it by hand or used her sewing machine, she could always “fix” whatever you needed. She made outfits for her children, purses for her granddaughters, hand sewn blankets for her great grandchild, and so much more. She “fixed” many pieces of clothing for her family. It was always said “Grandma can fix it!”

One of Yvonne’s greatest joys was the gathering of her family. She loved the conversations, the commotion, the laughter, and the love that was shared. She loved a full house, whether it be family or friends. Although, with her, she made everyone feel like family. She wasn’t just a grandma to her grandchildren; she was a grandma to all of their friends as well.

In her 84 years on this earth, she impacted so many lives. She was a huge influence on many. She was so loving, kind, and caring. She was humble and easy to talk to. A simple smile from her could light up a room. She was a strong woman who loved her family dearly. The love between her and her husband, Harley, of 64 years could be felt. Their love is not lost; it is just a new way to love. She was the perfect example of what a wife should be. It is because of her that our family loves like we do and have strong family morals and values. We are all one because of her. She was the glue that held us together. She might not be here with us, but she is always near. She will be in our hearts forever and not a day will go by that we do not think about her.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John David Crow and Raymond Crow; and her sister, Doris Brown.

Yvonne is survived by her husband of sixty-four years, Harley Vick Stivers, Sr.; daughter, Vicki Mouton (Ricky) of Lumberton; son, Joe D. Stivers (Chris), of Mansfield; grandchildren, Nicole Fischer (Ryan), and Dylan Mouton (Savannah), all of Lumberton; Katie Walker (Kyle) of Fort Worth, and John Stivers (Megan) of Seguin; great-grandson, Dax Fischer of Lumberton and a host of relatives and friends. She is loved by many and will be dearly missed.

A gathering of Mrs. Stivers’ family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Sunday, October 8, 2023, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Her memorial service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 9, 2023, at Broussard’s, Beaumont, with her inurnment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont.


Download Program

Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • October 8, 2023
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Memorial Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Major Dr.
  • 1605, North Major Drive, Beaumont, Texas, 77713,
  • October 9, 2023
  • 10:00 am


Forest Lawn Memorial Park
  • 4955, Pine St, Beaumont, TX, 77703,

Comments (11)

    Jennifer Bryan says:

    I loved this lady I worked with Yvonne at Mobil For years. She was a wonderful friend. Smart loving and I have missed Yvonne. I can’t quit missing her. I hope to see Yvonne in the afterlife because she was my best friend in all the world. Harley, I know the pain of losing your wife, best friend, and her wonderful smile.

    Steve Crow says:

    To Mr. Stivers, Jody and family, I’m sorry to hear about Mrs. Stivers. I know it’s been years since I seen her. I was knew she was a strong women and I remember when Mr. Stivers coach our baseball team at Amelia Little League and we had no patches on our new uniforms, she took it upon herself to sew our little league patches on before our first game while the other teams didn’t have theirs. And I remember after one game that I pitched and I didn’t do that well, after the game she saw that I was upset with myself and came up and put one arm around me and said Steve don’t worry about the game You’re a Crow next game will be better. I always remember that. I knew she was our best supporter.
    May God be with ya’ll during your lost.

    Crystal K says:

    I only knew Mrs. Yvonne for a few days as her nurse, but we had enough time together for her to make a great impact on me. She had the most beautiful smile, the most wonderful personality. You could tell she was a Godly woman, all the fruits of the spirit were on display in her demeanor. I find some comfort in the fact that she is now at home with our Savior, although I’m sure she is very missed here earth-side. It was truly a joy and an honor to care for her. Prayers to all during this time.

    Dr. Ed Collins says:

    What a wonderful lady!

    Really enjoyed our visits and the Aggie conversations as I was privileged to know her brother, John David, also.

    Condolences to the family.

    Joan Woo says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of your mom, Joe. I did not know her, but I know she raised a wonderful son! This was a beautiful tribute to your mom and I know she will be truly missed! May she rest in eternal peace!
    Love and prayers,
    Joan and Jay Wood

    Melanie Paulson says:

    I am so sad to be reading this, but it is a beautiful story of a beautiful lady— inside and out. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.

    Douglas and Jane Youngblood says:

    Our sympathy and warmest thoughts are with you now.

    Frank and Heather Carter says:

    Ricky, Vicky, Ryan, Nicole, Dylan and Savannah I can’t find words that seem adequate at a time like this, just know that you are in our prayers. Any time I think of Mrs. Yvonne, I can’t help but think of how much love you all shared. She was truly an amazing soul and her welcoming smile and kind words will be missed.

    Andy D'Entremont says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. May your Mom rest in the arms of Angels.

    Kelly Berard says:

    Some of my greatest memories of your mom involved little league baseball. She was always a staple at the fields cheering Joe, Patrick, the Kyles, Richard and many others on. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    mary ledyard says:

    David and I are so sad to hear of the passing of Yvonne. Our love and prayers go out to all of the Stivers. Heaven has certainly gained a very special angel.

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