Through church work over the years, Jerry and I have become acquainted with Reverend Jack Yonts, Sr. and with his wife, so, when a few days ago I learned of the serious illness of their son, I posted a prayer request for him. This afternoon, after a courageous battle, Rev. Yonts went to join his Maker. Rev. Yonts suffered from ARDS, and had been very involved in community awareness of this disorder. You may see him pictured here where he addressed a conference concerning ARDS.
As a courtesy to them and to those of you who are close to this family, I have posted a letter from the site which announces his death, and some of the arrangements which are being made. Let’s continue to pray for this family and the church, which has now lost its leader. Though you may never have met them, these are our brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus.
Dear friends, family and loved ones from around the globe,
It is with mixed emotions that we inform you that Reverend Jack Yonts II has passed into eternal life. We are deeply saddened with the loss of Jack from our lives, but we are encouraged to know that he is now whole and in the loving care of our Lord Jesus Christ, and that we will soon be caught up to be with him again forever.
Jack passed into eternal life at 3:15 pm on Monday, February 18, 2008 after a long battle with pulmonary complications caused by ARDS. He was surrounded by his family as he passed into eternity. The family would like to thank the courageous doctors and staff at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah, WI for their efforts in these final days of Jack’s life.
Here in the Fox Cities of Wisconsin (Neenah, Menasha, Appleton), Jack was loved by his congregation and his community. Jack also had an immense impact on many individuals around the globe. Jack was a mentor and friend to untold thousands of people. We expect a global outpouring of love in the form of flowers and attendance at the wake, funeral, and beyond.
To our friends and loved ones around the world, we would ask that you remember Lori Yonts and the two girls, Lily and Gabriella, at this time. Funeral expenses and the cost of hosting an event such as Jack’s funeral will be immediate and difficult to negotiate, especially through the veil of grief that Lori must now go through.
We have set up a memorial account at Westside Bank to handle these expenses as well as the future needs of Lori and the girls. While it is normal and customary to send flowers, a card expressing your thoughts of Jack will be an invaluable keepsake to Lori and a donation in lieu of flowers will last much longer and will be infinitely more appreciated at this time.
Donations to this account can be made in several ways:
1. A check made out to the “Jack Yonts memorial fund” can be written and mailed directly to the bank. Please reference the account number in your memo field on the check. The bank’s address is: Westside Bank, 56 Hiram Drive, Hiram, GA 30141
2. The account number is 2001233.
3. Use your electronic bill pay to do the same. Again, using the bank’s address and account number in the memo field.
4. Pay Pal can be used with all of the above information.
5. Electronic funds transfer is also available from many banks. You will need the routing number of Jack’s bank which is 06112022.
If for some reason, you have questions about the above, feel free to contact David Turner at Westside Bank at 678-557-6739.
We also covet your prayers at this time. There cannot be enough said for the comfort that comes from friends and family who know how to pray and are willing to touch God for this situation.
God bless you all!
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