Floristine Yancey-Jones


Floristine Yancey-Jones, 75, of Columbus Ohio, passed away December 9, 2021, peacefully at home. She was born to the late Raymond Muse and Viola P. Carter on December 24, 1945, in
Pocahontas, Virginia. Floristine graduated from Tazwell County High School in 1964 and attended Capital University as a LPS Studies and Communications major. She married Richard C. Jones in 1965 and moved to Columbus, Ohio shortly after. They were married for 57 years.

Floristine is survived by her loving husband, Richard C. Jones; three sons, Mark (Erika) Jones, Brian (Robin) Jones, and Todd Jones all of Columbus, Ohio; siblings, Dr Jerome (Dr. Janice) Carter Atlanta , Georgia,  Diane Brown -Columbus, Ohio, Keith Carter -Columbus, Ohio and Kelvin (Denise) Carter, Upper Marlboro, Maryland . She is also survived by ten grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of cousins.


Floristine was an annointed woman of God. True with African Hebrew tradition she was born with a veil covering her face that signaled a supernatural gift. That gift was a second sight, the ability to see into the future which she definitely could do. Her testimonies and accounts of spiritual encounters and journeys were no less than amazing.  She was a profound teacher of the Hebrew Isrealites. Her studies of over 45 years gleaned her extensive knowledge of who we are as a people. Floristine taught and enlightened many on her life’s journey.


As a child, she loved to create and design. In elementary school her grandmother, Mrs. Viola Yancey, taught her how to sew by hand using old bed sheets and other fabric scraps.  In 1973, Florstine published her first book of poetry entitled, ”A Black Woman’s Soul”.  As a former teacher for the Greater Columbus Art’s Council, ‘Artist-in-School Program’, Floristine developed a syllabus in five disciplines. From K-College throughout the state of Ohio, she taught Visual Arts, Clothing Design, Poetry, and Line Art. She also holds 22 Copyrights and one *Trademark.

In 1988 she began to draw and in 1989 her work went to the Columbus Museum of Art for exhibition and sales. She began to paint in 1990 and in 1991 her work was shown internationally through the Ohio Arts Council’s Overseas Foreign Office Exhibition Program. Floristine’s work has been shown on local as well as national television. Her work has gone into the prestigious private collections of persons such as Mr. Wayne Lawson, (Executive Director of The Ohio Arts Council at that time) and that of Grammy Award Winning Songstress, Ms. Roberta Flack. Ms. Flack allowed Floristine’s painting to be on display at The Chicago Museum of Art for a year before presentation into her home. Baseball great, Dave Winfield, sent three hand signed letters to discuss possible art for the Winfield Foundation. Floristine’s art has been housed in numerous exhibitions and procured for auctions.


Floristine received numerous awards in her disciplines including a recognition of achievement presented from The Ohio House of Representatives. Floristine is a former Council Woman from the State of Virginia. One of her greatest feats of that time was stopping the Ku Klux Klan from marching in that part of Virginia.  She is twice a part of Virginia history, once a part of Ohio history, and once a part of United States history. She lectured at diverse area universities and colleges in the multi-disciplines of History, Visual Art, Poetic Readings, and Ethnic Pluralism.

Viewing ceremony will be held at the Marlan Gary, Chapel of Peace
5456 East Livingston Ave, 43232

Condolence Messages

  1. Crystal L Collins

    To the Family, you have my Condolences and Prayers. I’ll miss Tish, I always enjoyed talking with her and so Proud of all her Accomplishments. I Love Tish and you all.

  2. My Blessings to you Richard and yuor Family or Deepest Smypathy and Prayers Love You all

  3. You have my deepest and most heartfelt condolences. I had the honor to set with Rabbi Jones as she taught “My Brother’s Who Are We”. May you lean on Yeshua. He is your strength and comfort. She is with our Heavenly Father and Our Lord, Yeshua. Shalom, Shalom.

  4. Rodney/Robin McGowan

    Shalom Family I love you and adored “My” Rabbi she changed my life 25 years ago and taught me who I truly am an anointed Daughter of Zion I Pray that God’s Comfort will sustain all of you while you grieve this tremendous loss. Rodney & I love you ❤️

  5. Sending condolences to the Jones family with my blessings to the whole family may God Give all you comfort in this time of sorrow and prayers for the family much love

  6. Prayers to the family. She was a blessing to me in so many ways. Will truly be missed. Soar to the heavens, you was a faithful servant. I love you.

  7. To the Jones’s Family I pray that God will give you the Strength to carry on as you go through this time of sorrow. Know that Tish might have departed this Earth, but she will always be in our hearts. Tish and I were the best of friends I met her when she first came to Columbus, Ohio. I also loved her teachings. I will continue to pray for the whole family and knowing she is with God as the whole family is with God, be blessed and know that God has all of you in his hands.

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