Huddleston, Yetive Regina
Huddleston, Yetive Regina
July 19, 1948 — July 12, 2020
We, the family and friends of Yetive Regina “Jeannie” (Wright) Huddleston, vow never to say good-bye. We will treasurer and remember her for our lifetime, plus many generations to come. We will not forget the life-lessons she taught, demonstrated, and lived. Her smiles, jokes, words of counsel, encouragement, and guidance will live on in each of us.
On July 19, 1948, she was born in Kansas City, Kansas. It was on Sunday, July 12, 2020, God decided her earthly work was done. Now she joins our ancestors: her parents, Maxine and Adell Jackson; and three of her five sisters: Pat Kirklan, Phyllis Sumpter, and Yvonne Annette Jackson McBeth.
God blessed her with the birth of two sons Dwayne Andre’ and Christopher Tiann during her marriage to John Huddleston. Her four grandchildren: Brandon, Tyrique, Daijha, and Jordan plus her three great grands: Mackynli, Anaya, and Zakai, all are saying thank you for her deposit of love over the many years.
Her two living siblings are Mrs. Aqualan Finley (Bob) of Springfield, Missouri and Mrs. Joyce Jackson of Chicago, Illinois. Her nephews and niece: Brian and Sonja Finley, Roy Jr., Frank, Troy, Dacari Jackson and Twan Sumpter all share in the joy of calling her Auntie.
Let us not forget Regina’s host of cousins, particularly those she grew up with and lived in the same house as children: Dr. Brenda Wright Kelly, Gerald Jerry Williams, Verlene Michelle Sublett, Catherine Brown Washington, Captain John Smith Jr., Ray, Vanessa, Janet, Vincent, Darryl, Myriam and David Wright. There are other second and third cousins, who are too many to name. We all love her.
Mrs. Huddleston, as known by her students in both Springfield and Kansas City, Kansas School Districts, retired with over 30 years of service as a teacher of English, reading, and language arts for middle school students with a specialty in learning disabilities. Mrs. Huddleston also coached girls’ basketball and volley teams at Coronado Middle School in Kansas City, Kansas. She held three degrees: a Bachelor, a Master, and an Educational Specialist. Regina was a 1966 graduate from Sumner High School in Kansas City, Kansas. There she learned and became very fluent in Spanish, both written and oral. She worked as an Office Clerical Assistant at Sumner High for a year after graduation.
Cooking was her passion. She loved to watch others as they ate her home cooked meals, particularly her homemade rolls, peach cobblers, cookies and pound cakes which where her specialties. As we vowed earlier, we will never say good-bye, to Regina, we will always keep her in our memory. For now we will just say, “See you heaven!”
Park Lawn Funeral Home, located 8251 Hillcrest Road, 64138, is officiating the Services for Yetive Regina “Jeannie” (Wright) Huddleston on Monday, July 20, 2020. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Services will be from 1:00 p.m. until 2:30. Interment will be immediately following the service at Memorial Park Cemetery at Park Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery.
Visitation will be 11:30AM, with services to follow at 1PM, Monday, July 20 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd.; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.