She was one of eight children and had a son of her own.
On Friday December 15, 2006 her family's lives changed forever.
Just after 9:00 a.m., Yvonne's husband, Alvin, stopped by her home in the 5200 block of North Howard Street in Philadelphia's Olney section to check on her.
The couple was separated at the time.
Authorities say Yvonne had been beaten and strangled.
There was no forced entry and the home was in disarray.
Police also found an open safe on the living room chair with Yvonne's credit cards inside.
DNA has cleared her husband as a suspect.
The neighbors reported seeing a suspicious white vehicle driving up and down the street at about 2:00 a.m. They also heard music blaring from Yvonne's home at the same time.
The family has put together a $3,000 dollar reward for anyone with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.
You're urged to make an anonymous call to the Citizens Crime Commission at 215-546-TIPS.