Mary Jo Jordan Yates, 88, of Ringgold, Georgia passed away Monday, September 7, 2020 surrounded by her family. A lifelong resident of the Ringgold area, she was a member of the Ringgold United Methodist Church. For many years Mary Jo was a homemaker, but after her children were grown, she went back to college and received her Nursing degree and worked for Hutcheson Medical Center for 15 years as an LPN. Mary Jo was known to be a very compassionate, loving lady bv all who knew her. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, William “Gene” Eugene Yates; parents, Gilbert Brown and Fairy Aileen Silvey Jordan; infant granddaughter, Allison Flynn; and sister, Ann Jordan Brown. She is survived by three children, Marcia Yates Harrington of Ooltewah, TN., Richard (Rose) Yates of Ringgold, GA., and Danna (Mike) Flynn of Ringgold, GA.; two brothers, Eddie (Martha) Jordan of Ringgold, GA., and Gerald (Brenda) Jordan of Ringgold, GA.; three grandchildren, Amanda (Aaron) Cawood, Jonathan (Abby) Yates, and Lauren Yates; one great granddaughter due October 9, Rebecca Jordan Cawood; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Ringgold United Methodist Church with Bro. Gary Knowles and Rev. Bill Gardner officiating. Interment will follow at Anderson Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends 11 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Saturday at the church. Anyone who attends the visitation or the service will be required to wear a mask at the church. Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel Ringgold, Georgia.